Lillie, Kim medal at California Women's Amateur
Alison Lille
Alison Lille

CARMEL, Calif. — Fullerton’s Alison Lillie and Yoonhee Kim of San Ramon will be the top two seeds when the match play portion of this week’s California Women’s Amateur Championship gets underway on Wednesday. Playing at par-72 Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, Lillie and Kim finished Tuesday’s stroke play qualifying portion of the championship with identical scores of 3-under 69. Lillie got the No.1 seed with Kim receiving the No.2 seed.

A junior at University of San Francisco who originally hails from Fullerton, Lillie posted five birdies to go with a pair of bogeys. Kim, a member of the Junior Tour of Northern California and a senior at Dougherty Valley High, had a much more interesting day, penciling in seven birdies to go with just a bogey and a triple-bogey on the para-5 15th.

Palo Alto’s Anna Zhou, was the runner-up at this year’s San Francisco City Championship, earned the No.3 seed after coming in with a 71 that featured three birdies and a double-bogey on the par-5 14th.

The No.4 seed will be Fullerton’s Stephanie Lau, who shot 72.

Benicia resident Kathleen Scavo, who’s headed to the University of Oregon this fall, finished with a 75. Scavo won the California Junior Girls’ State title in both 2012 and 2013 and recently reached the Round of 16 at the U.S. Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship. Concord resident Yealimi Noh, who won the California Junior Girls’ State crown in 2014, also shot 75.

San Mateo’s Kiran Sangha, coming off a victory at the recent Junior Tour of Northern California Tour Championship, had a 76. Simar Singh of Los Altos, the winner of this year’s California Junior Girls’ State title, shot 82.

Lynne Cowan of Rocklin, who is going for a record fifth CWAC title, had a 76. Cowan, who won the event in 1999, 2000, 3005 and 2007, shares the record for most wins with Shelley Hamlin and current LPGA Tour member Mina Harigae.

Lillie will get an instant break by claiming the No.1 seed. She received a bye for the Round of 64.

Wednesday’s action will feature the Round of 64 of match play. Thursday’s play will consist of the Round of 32 and Round of 16, with Friday’s play featuring the quarterfinals and semifinals. The 18-hole championship match will be held Saturday morning.

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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