Kang wins Women's North & South Amateur

PINEHURST, N.C. (July 23, 2011) -- It took 35 holes and three storm delays but in the end Danielle Kang closed out her run through the North and South Women's Amateur Championship Saturday with a 2-and-1 win over Doris Chen.

After grabbing a 2-up lead after the opening 18 holes of the 36-hole championship match held on Pinehurst No. 2, Kang weathered a six-hole stretch, over which Chen claimed four holes, including three-straight wins with birdies, in the afternoon play to take a 2-up lead after 26 holes of competition.

Kang and Chen also weathered three delays during the afternoon caused by storms rolling through the Sandhills.

Kang's comeback started when she jarred home a nine-footer on the 27th hole, cutting Chen's lead to 1 up. Chen then three-putted on the 28th hole, allowing Kang to square the match.

Results For North & South Women's Amateur 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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