Kim is medalist at Calif. Women's Amateur
CARMEL, Calif. (Aug 27, 2013) – Under breezy conditions the final round of qualifying was competed today in the 47th annual California Women’s Amateur Championship.

After an opening round 79 on the par 71 layout at Quail Lodge Golf Club, Lauren Kim of Los Altos, a sophomore at Stanford University, improved to a second round 4-under-par 67. Kim’s bogey-free round included four front nine birdies on the slick greens and her two day score of 146 edged out Tiffany Lim of San Jose by one stroke to take medalist honors. Lim, a junior at Harvard, shot 147 after an opening round a 73 and a 74 today. San Mateo’s Amanjoty Sangha, a sophomore at San Mateo High, followed up an opening round 1-over-par 72 with a second round 76 and a two day total of 148.

Andrea Wong of San Francisco, an incoming freshman at U.C. Davis, took the fourth spot with a 149 after a second round 72. First round leader, Lynne Cowan of Rocklin, stumbled today with an 80 and ended up at 151 taking the 5th seed.

Local players making the cut include Marianne Towersey of Pebble Beach 160 (79-81) and Stephanie Sendell, also of Pebble Beach, 163 (81-83).

The field was paired down to the top 32 players who will start match play on Wednesday. The cut for the Championship Flight was 168. The rest of the field will make up the Helen Lengfeld flight, which is named after the tournament’s founder. The matches start at 7:30 a.m.

Visit cwacgolf.org for Wednesday pairings. The public is welcome.

ABOUT THE California Women's Amateur

The California Women’s Amateur Championship was founded in 1967 and played at Pebble Beach Golf Links until 1987 when the Championship was invited to Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, where the tournament remains to this day.

36-hole stroke play qualifying round, 18 holes each day, to determine 32 players for match play. Prizes will be awarded to the Champion, Runner-up, Semifinalists, Quarterfinalists and the 36-hole Low Gross Medalist from qualifying rounds.

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