U.S. Women's Pub-Links: Park upset, Chen remains
NORMAN, Okla. (June 19, 2013) -- After the first round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, one co-medalist stands and one is headed home.

Annie Park, the standout first-semester freshman at USC who recently won the NCAA individual title, lost to Ciera Min Tuesday at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. Min beat Park, 6 and 4.

“I knew she was a great player,” Min said. “It’s humbling. Two years ago I played against [two-time Curtis Cup Team member] Tiffany Lua [at the WAPL] and now I draw Annie. I was like, ‘Wow, I get the best draws in these tournaments.’ ”

Park was among three current USC players to make match play. Teammate Doris Chen, the other co-medalist, advanced to the Round of 32 by defeating Abbey Carlson, 4 and 3. Chen already is a USGA champion, having won the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior.

The third Trojan, defending WAPL winner Kyung Kim, also advanced with a 6-and-4 victory over Monica Poomcharoen.

Recent UC Davis graduate Demi Frances Runas also fell on Tuesday to Rachelle Santos. So did 10-year-old Lucy Li, who lost, 3 and 2, to Ember Schuldt.

Among the three Oklahoma players competing on their home course this week, only Chirapat Jao-Javanil and Anne-Catherine Tanguay will move on. Taylor Schmidt lost to Pepperdine standout Grace Na on the 19th hole.

Casey Danielson, No. 3 the final stroke-play leaderboard, beat Kuriko Tsukiyama, 1 up, to advance. South Atlantic Amateur champion Kelly Shon, a Princeton senior, earned a lopsided 6-and-5 victory over Alison Hovatter.

Results For U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
WinCALauren Diaz-YiThousand Oaks, CA1000
Runner-upFLDoris ChenBradenton, FL700
SemifinalsCARaychelle SantosLa Quinta, CA500
SemifinalsKoreaJulie YangKorea500
QuarterfinalsNJCindy HaDemarest, NJ400

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ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Public Links

The Women's Amateur Public Links is one of 13 national championships conducted by the USGA. It is designed for golfers who do not have playing privileges at private clubs.

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