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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Golf: Kerr takes top seed in Mojo 6 quarterfinals

Associated Press

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica Cristie Kerr, Na Yeon Choi and Amanda Blumenherst each scored 13 points in their three six-holes matches Thursday to top the quarterfinal qualifiers in the inaugural Mojo 6 Jamaica LPGA Invitational.

Kerr received the top seed in the Raceway Golf event at Cinnamon Hill, and Choi took the No. 2 seed based on their positions in the world rankings.

Anna Nordqvist (12.5) was seeded fourth in the unofficial tournament, followed by Christina Kim (12.5), Brittany Lang (12), Suzann Pettersen (11.5) and Beatriz Recari (11.5). Pettersen and Recari advanced in a two-hole playoff with Angela Stanford.

Kerr, who will face Recari in the quarterfinals, beat the Spanish player 5-2 in the opening match, then tied Kristy McPherson at 3.5, and edged 15-year-old amateur Mariah Stackhouse 4.5-2.5. Choi, set to play Pettersen, beat Lang 4.5-2.5, tied Sophie Gustafson at 3.5, and topped Morgan Pressel 5-2. Blumenherst routed Gustafson 6-1, beat Stackhouse 4.5-2.5, then lost to Recari, 4.5-2.5. Blumenherst will face Lang in the quarterfinals.