Kono wins twice, reaches third round
Advertiser Staff and Wire
Advertiser Staff and Wire
Stephanie Kono of Honolulu won two matches yesterday to advance to the third round of the U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur at Charlotte, N.C.
Two other Hawai'i golfers, Ayaka Kaneko and Kimberly Kim, won their first-round matches before their second-round matches were halted by rain. Britney Choy, of Wahiawa, lost her first-round match, 2 and 1, to Alexandra Bodemann of Palm City, Fla.
Kono, a Punahou sophomore, defeated Courtney Harter of Clearwater, Fla., 5 and 4, in the first round before besting Brianna Do of Vietnam, 3 and 1, in one of only five second-round matches completed yesterday.
Play was suspended at 4:45 p.m. (EDT), with 11 second-round matches still in progress at the Carmel Country Club. The matches will be completed today, with the third round to follow.
Kaneko won 2-up over MacKinzie Kline of Encinitas, Calif., who was allowed to use a golf cart because of a congenital heart defect.
In the second round, Vicky Hurst of Melbourne, Fla., led Kaneko 4-up after 14 holes.
Kim, a former Hilo resident now living in Mesa, Ariz., defeated Becca Huffer of Denver, 4 and 3. In the second round, Kim trailed Isabelle Lendl of Goshen, Conn., the 14-year-old daughter of former tennis star Ivan Lendl, 3-up after 13 holes.
Meanwhile, in the boys U.S. Junior Amateur at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Hawai'i's Tadd Fujikawa and Sean Maekawa won their first-round matches, while T.J. Kua, of Lihu'e, Kaua'i, lost to Danny Lee of New Zealand, 6 and 5.
Fujikawa edged Jack Fields of Southern Pines, N.C., in 19 holes.
"I grinded it out. I played smart," Fujikawa said.
Maekawa, of Pa'auilo, Hawai'i, beat Scott Pinckney, of Anthem, Ariz., 2 and 1.
U.S. GIRLS JUNIOR AMATEUR
AT CARMEL COUNTRY CLUB
YARDAGE: 6,396; PAR 72
ROUND OF 64
Mina Harigae, Calif., def. Tiffany Dong, Calif., 5-3. Margaret Pentrack, Pittsburgh, def. Jennifer Kirby, Canada, 1-up. Sara Hurwitch, Va., def. Ariana Patterson, Calif., 3-2. Wonjoo Choi, Korea, def. Dakoda Dowd, Fla., 4-3. Kristina Wong, N.Y., def. Marika Lendl, Fla., 1-up. Cydney Clanton, N.C., def. Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Canada, 2-1. Brianna Do, Vietnam, def. Taylore Karle, Ariz., 2-up. Stephanie Kono, Hawai'i, def. Courtney Harter, Fla., 5-4. Mindy Kim, Calif., def. Katie Detlefsen, Minn., 19 holes. Jane Rah, Calif., def. Cassandra Blaney, N.Y., 5-4. Ayaka Kaneko, Hawai'i, def. Mackinzie Kline, Calif., 2-up. Vicky Hurst, Fla., def. Jaclyn Sweeney, Fla., 7-5. Isabelle Lendl, Fla., def. Ashley Edwards, Antioch, Calif., 3-2. Kimberly Kim, Ariz., def. Becca Huffer, Denver, 4-3. Tanya Wadhwa, India, def. Stacey Kim, Ga., 3-2. Kristie Smith, Australia, def. Emily Johnson, Ind., 4-2.
Maria Jose Uribe, Colombia, def. Katie Conway, N.Y., 1-up. Alexandra Bodemann, Fla., def. Britney Choy, Hawai'i, 2-1. Christine Song, Calif., def. Jennifer Hirano, Calif., 2-1. Kate Scarpetta, Pa., def. Sydney Burlison, Calif., 20 holes. Patty Chawalitmetha, Calif., def. Kelsey Vines, Texas, 2-1. Ellen Mueller, Ind., def. Lisa McCloskey, Texas, 20 holes. Esther Choe, Ariz., def. Joanne Lee, Calif., 3-1. Kelsey Lindenschmidt, Ohio, def. Grace Na, Calif., 2-1. Lindy Duncan, Fla., def. Cheyenne Woods, Ariz., 1-up. Natalie Sheary, Conn., def. Ellie Arkin, Wis., 5-4. Jenny Shin Calif., def. Tiffany Lua, Calif., 3-2. Lila Barton, Texas, def. Taylor Weaver, S.C., 6-4. Elisa Aoki, Fla., def. Ashley McKenney, Ariz., 1-up. Michelle Shin, Fla., def. Marina Alex, N.J., 7-6. Sally Watson, Scotland, def. Kimberly Johnson, Calif., 5-4. Kimberly Donovan, Mass., def. Megan Grehan, N.Y., 19 holes.
ROUND OF 32
11 GROUPS HAVE NOT COMPLETED MATCHES DUE TO WEATHER
Mina Harigae def. Margaret Pentrack, 4-3. Sara Hurwitch def. Wonjoo Choi, 3-2. Cydney Clanton def. Kristina Wong, 4-3. Stephanie Kono def. Brianna Do, 3-1. Jane Rah def. Mindy Kim, 4-2.
U.S. BOYS JUNIOR AMATEUR
AT RANCHO SANTA FE GOLF CLUB
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
YARDAGE: 6,986; PAR: 72
Arnond Vongvanij Fla. def. David Flynn, Ill., 2-up. Danny Lee, New Zealand def. T.J. Kua, Hawai'i, 6-5. Chris Hamm, Va. def. Peter Gibbs, Calif., 3-2. Robbie Ziegler, Ore. def. Lion An, Ga., 4-2. Richard Lee, Ariz. def. Joe David, Tenn., 2-1.
Harris English, Ga., def. Mason Jacobs, Ill., 2-up.
Cody Gribble, Texas def. Brent Whitehead, Ga., 3-2. Wes Roach Tenn. def. Tyler Weworski, Calif., 5-4. Corey Nagy, N.C. def. Clark Palmer, Ga., 4-3. Jean-Philippe Paiement, Canada def. Cody Paladino, Conn., 3-1. Kevin Tway, Okla. def. Clayton Rotz, Pa., 2-1. Christopher Deforest, N.Y. def. Cory Whitsett, Texas, 2-up. Wesley Graham, Fla., def. Kent Bulle, Ky., 6-4. Hyun Seok Lim, Korea def. Hunter Howell, N.C., 3-2. Sean Maekawa, Hawai'i, def. Scott Pinckney, Ariz., 2-1. Drew Kittleson, Ariz. def. Ravi Patel, Ill., 4-3. Philip Francis, Ariz. def. Peter Williamson, N.H, 6-5. Brad Schneider, Fla., def. Aaron Sherry, Fla., 20 holes. Morgan Hoffmann, N.J. def. Josh Jones, Texas, 3-2. Eric Mina, Calif. def. Daniel Stanley, S.C.,19 holes.
Sihwan Kim, Calif. def. Ryan Sirman, Texas, 4-2, Bo Hoag, Ohio def. Wesley Bryan, S.C., 2 up.
Joe Monte, Va. def. Matthew Pierce Jr., Calif., 1-up. John Douglas Archibald, Calif. def. Michael Ballo Jr., Conn, 2-1. Rickie Fowler, Calif. def. John Peterson, Texas, 4-3. Andrew Putnam, Wash. def. Julian Suri, Fla. 3-1. Tyler Ichikawa, Calif.def. Tommy Chunghao, Taipei, 2-1. Tadd Fujikawa, Hawai'i def. Jack Fields, N.C., 19 holes. Steve Ziegler, Colo. def. Sang Yi, Carrollton, Texas, 3-2. Alex Volpenhein, Ky.def. Ajeetesh, India, 4-3. William Miller, Pa. def. Peter Uihlein, Fla., 1-up. William Cauley, Fla. def. John Hahn, Ohio, 3-2.