Women's North & South: Kang, Chen in finals

PINEHURST, NC. (July 22, 2011) --A pair of USGA champions will face off in the finals of the Women’s North and South Amateur Saturday, as reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champ Danielle Kang will take on reigning (for now) U.S. Girls’ Junior champ Doris Chen at Pinehurst. The U.S. Girls’ Junior also wraps up Saturday at Olympia Fields.

Kang, who just completed her sophomore season at Pepperdine, defeated another USGA champion, Meghan Stasi, and USC’s Lisa McCloskey in Friday’s quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively. Kang disposed of Stasi, the reigning U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champ, 2 and 1, and downed McCloskey 4 and 2.

Kang won her amateur title at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club. She qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open at the age of 14 and was one of only six amateurs to make the cut at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.

On the other side of the bracket, Chen, who won the Girls’ Junior at the Country Club of North Carolina last year, defeated Daytona State standout Mitsuki Katahira 2 up in the quarterfinals. She went on to defeat Vanderbilt’s Marina Alex, 3 and 2.

Kang and Chen will tee off in the 36-hole finale at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Results For North & South Women's Amateur Golf Championship
WinCADanielle KangOak Park, CA1500
Runner-upFLDoris ChenBradenton, FL1000
SemifinalsNJMarina AlexWayne, NJ700
SemifinalsTXLisa McCloskeyMontgomery, TX700
QuarterfinalsNCLaura WearnCharlotte, NC500

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ABOUT THE North & South Women's Amateur

The Women's North & South has drawn the top amateur women from around the country. Three rounds of stroke play followed by four rounds of match play will determine the Champion.

The 96 player field will be cut to a 16 player match play field and medalist honors. All stroke & match play rounds will be contested on Pinehurst No. 2. The top 16 players who qualify for match play will play two rounds a day until our champion is determined.

Nine of the last 12 North & South Women’s Amateur champions have drawn paychecks as members of the LPGA Tour. The equation is near perfect. Win the North & South Am, go on to professional success at the highest level.

North & South champions are among the legends of the game: Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Peggy Kirk Bell, Hollis Stacey, Brandie Burton, Brittany Lang, Morgan Pressel and Yani Tseng.

Along with the Women's North & South, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club annually plays host to the Men's North & South, the Junior North & South, and Senior Men's and Senior Women's North & South.

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