Despite 74, She Edges Howard By One Stroke July 19, 2010 By USGA

Village of Pinehurst, N.C. – Danielle Kang, 17, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., shot a 2-over 74 Tuesday at the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior at The Country Club of North Carolina to earn medalist honors at a USGA championship for the second consecutive year.

Kang opened with a 5-under 67 on the 6,331-yard Dogwood Course at The Country Club of North Carolina and followed that with the second-round 74, which included four bogeys. Kang, however, wasn’t discouraged with her play.

I had about six shots that just lipped out very slowly, said Kang. It just didn’t roll in as I thought it would, and I missed a few really short putts. I just made little mistakes that I shouldn’t have.

Kang, who is playing in her fourth Girls’ Junior, is no stranger to USGA championships. She earned medalist honors at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., and made the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club two weeks ago. She knows she has to change her approach heading into match play.

I’ll be more aggressive now, said Kang. No more safe plays, no more ‘hit the green and two-putt.’ I have to go at it.

Finishing one stroke off Kang’s pace was 16-year-old Ginger Howard of Bradenton, Fla., who followed up her first-round 70 with an even-par 72. Howard has enjoyed success at CCNC before – in 2008, she won the
Trusted Choice Big I Junior Classic at the club.

I feel like I’m playing well right now but I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, said Howard, who is also playing in her fourth Girls’ Junior. I’m pretty positive and calm out there, so I think that’s key.

Megan Khang, 12, of Rockland, Mass., and Summer Roachell, 15, of Conway, Ark., who were both one stroke off Kang’s lead after the first round, advanced to match play, as did 2007 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion Kristen Park, 17, of Buena Park, Calif., who followed up her first-round 73 with a 3-over 75.

Mariko Tumangan, 16, of San Jose, Calif., shot a 2-under 70 Tuesday, one of just three sub-par rounds of the day. The highlight of Tumangan’s round came on the par-3, 123-yard third hole, when she used her pitching wedge to record the first hole-in-one of her career.

Regardless of the event, it was great, said Tumangan, who will also advance to match play. We saw it go in. It spun back just a little to the left and went in.

The U.S. Girls’ Junior continues Wednesday with the first round of match play. The second and third rounds will be played Thursday, the quarterfinal and semifinal matches are on Friday, and the 36-hole championship final will be played Saturday.

The U.S. Girls’ Junior is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association each year, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Story written by Beth Murrison, USGA Manager of Championship Communications. For questions or comments, contact her at
bmurrison@usga.org .

Village of Pinehurst, N.C. -- Results from the second round of stroke play at the 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior being contested at the 6,331-yard, par-72 Dogwood Course at The Country Club of North Carolina (*- Involved in 11-for-7 playoff for final match-play spots):  

Danielle Kang, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 67-74--141
Ginger Howard, Bradenton, Fla., 70-72--142
Megan Khang, Rockland, Mass., 70-73--143
Gyeol Park, Korea, 75-69--144
Mariko Tumangan, San Jose, Calif., 75-70--145
Yueer Feng, Ppls Rep. of China, 73-73--146
Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, 73-74--147
Jisoo Keel, Canada, 71-76--147
Elisabeth Bernabe, Anaheim Hills, Calif., 77-70--147
Kristen Park, Buena Park, Calif., 73-75--148
Emma Talley, Princeton, Ky., 75-73--148
Erica Herr, New Hope, Pa., 74-75--149
Lindsey Weaver, Scottsdale, Ariz., 77-72--149
Stephanie Liu, St Albans, Mo., 72-77--149
Ally McDonald, Fulton, Miss., 77-73--150
Summar Roachell, Conway, Ark., 70-80--150
Jaye Marie Green, Boca Raton, Fla., 74-76--150
Kyle Roig, Puerto Rico, 72-78--150
Soobin Kim, Canada, 76-74--150
Brenna Nelsen, Monte Sereno, Calif., 75-76--151
Nicole Morales, South Salem, N.Y., 77-74--151
Katelyn Dambaugh, Goose Creek, S.C., 77-74--151
Mariah Stackhouse, Riverdale, Ga., 80-72--152
Mikayla Harmon, Gilbert, Ariz., 77-75--152
Nicole Quinn, Windermere, Fla., 77-76--153
Victoria Tanco, Argentina, 80-73--153
Christina Foster, Canada, 75-78--153
Casey Danielson, Osceola, Wis., 78-75--153
Grace Na, Oakland, Calif., 79-74--153
Erynne Lee, Silverdale, Wash., 78-75--153
Sierra Sims, Austin, Texas, 77-76--153
Kelli Oride, Lihue, Hawaii, 74-79--153
Collins Bradshaw, Columbia, S.C., 74-79--153
Kendall Martindale, Jefferson City, Tenn., 78-75--153
Cali Hipp, Caldwell, Idaho, 76-78--154
Katie Lee, Silverdale, Wash., 80-74--154
Brooke Henderson, Canada, 80-74--154
Maia Schechter, Takoma Park, Md., 72-82--154
Gabriella Then, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 80-74--154
Jordan Lippetz, Bradenton, Fla., 80-74--154
Shelby Phillips, Gilbrt, Ariz., 77-78--155
Tiffany Lim, San Jose, Calif., 78-77--155
Daniela Ordonez, Colombia, 77-78--155
Shawnee Martinez, Modesto, Calif., 74-81--155
Linda Luo, Canada, 74-81--155
Lili Cammisa, Argentina, 78-77--155
Paveenuch Sritragul, Thailand, 79-76--155
Haley Andreas, Pacific Grove, Calif., 78-77--155
Karen Chung, Livingston, N.J., 79-76--155
Kaitlin Park, Tustin Ranch, Calif., 81-75--156
Maddie Szeryk, Allen, Texas, 79-77--156
Beverly Vatananugulkit, Cerritos, Calif., 77-79--156
Lindsay McGetrick, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 78-78--156
Giovana Maymon, Mexico, 79-77--156
Alexandra Newell, Tampa, Fla., 76-80--156
Veronica Valerio, Temecula, Calif., 77-79--156
Doris Chen, Bradenton, Fla., 79-77--156
*Kailey Walsh, Boca Raton, Fla., 79-78--157 (3)
*Cindy Ha, Demarest, N.J., 74-83--157 (3)
*Marissa Dodd, Allen, Texas, 78-79--157 (4, 4, 5)
*Mariana Sims, Austin, Texas, 79-78--157 (4, 4, 5)
*Hannah Sodersten, Fresno, Calif., 80-77--157 (4, 4, 6)
*Alejandra Cangrejo, Colombia, 77-80--157 (4, 4, 6)
*Emily Wright, Mason, Ohio, 79-78--157 (4, 4, 6)

Failed To Qualify

*Dottie Ardina, Philippines, 80-77--157 (4, 4, 7)
*Ri Hyang Park, Japan, 79-78--157 (5)

*Janie Jackson, Huntsville, Ala., 77-80--157 (5)
*Taylor Moreno, Austin, Texas, 79-78--157 (5)
Lindsey Murray, Tipp City, Ohio, 81-77--158

Anna Kim, Canada, 78-80--158
Jennifer Park, Carrollton, Texas, 81-77--158
Monifa Sealy, Trinidad and Tobago, 83-75--158
Dana Finkelstein, Chandler, Ariz., 79-79--158
Makayla Mier, Santa Maria, Calif., 81-77--158
Alexandra Kaui, Henderson, Nev., 82-76--158
Jenna Peters, Kohler, Wis., 79-79--158
Laura Murray, Tipp City, Ohio, 79-80--159
Courtney Ferguson, Houston, Texas, 80-79--159
Briana Mao, Folsom, Calif., 77-82--159
Danielle Frasier, Encinitas, Calif., 79-80--159
Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii, 81-78--159
Katherine Gravel-Coursol, Canada, 83-76--159
Morgan Webber, Moore, S.C., 79-80--159
Eimi Koga, Honolulu, Hawaii, 78-81--159
Sloan Shanahan, Suwanee, Ga., 79-81--160
Ashlee Pickerell, Salem, Ore., 80-80--160
Veronica Diaz, Colombia, 85-76--161
Cherokee Kim, Dupont, Wash., 79-82--161
Alexandra Sborov, Pleasanton, Calif., 82-79--161
Elyse Smidinger, Crofton, Md., 80-81--161
Mabel Wong, Oakdale, Calif., 79-82--161
Daniela Lendl, Goshen, Conn., 82-79--161
Maggie Neece, Colleyville, Texas, 78-83--161
Anna McMullen, Monroe, La., 80-82--162
Marguerite Swearingen, Livermore, Calif., 81-81--162
Kendall Allen, Pittsburgh, Pa., 83-79--162
Cyd Okino, Honoulu, Hawaii, 83-79--162
Trisha Witherby, Richmond, Ind., 85-77--162
Monica Petchakan, Encino, Calif., 80-82--162
Samantha Stewart, Carson City, Nev., 80-82--162
Lauren Grogan, Columbus, Ohio, 81-81--162
Marissa Chow, Honolulu, Hawaii, 78-84--162
Sara Stanley, Centreville, Va., 83-80--163
Susan Kirschenman, Huxley, Iowa, 85-78--163
Sirene Blair, South Jordan, Utah, 82-81--163
Irene Jung, Canada, 77-86--163
Bryana Nguyen, Columbia, Md., 83-80--163
Kacie Komoto, Honolulu, Hawaii, 83-80--163
Anneliese Newell, Tampa, Fla., 80-83--163
Katie Kirk, Davidson, N.C., 88-75--163
Christina Ocampo, Delray Beach, Fla., 80-83--163
Lauren Salazar, Santa Clara, Calif., 85-79--164
Gabi Oubre, Mobile, Ala., 85-79--164
Shinwoo Lee, Aurora, Colo., 81-83--164
Jordan Ferreira, University Place, Wash., 83-81--164
Rinko Mitsunaga, Roswell, Ga., 84-80--164
Alessandra Kutz, Sanford, Fla., 79-85--164
Alice Jeong, Gardena, Calif., 87-77--164
Gabriella Dimarco, West Chester, Pa., 86-79--165
Krystal Quihuis, Tucson, Ariz., 80-85--165
Catherina Li, Kent, Wash., 80-85--165
Alexandra Harkins, Crystal Lake, Ill., 87-78--165
Lisbeth Brooks, Waunakee, Wis., 83-83--166
Erin McClure, Tucson, Ariz., 80-86--166
Taelor Rubin, Raleigh, N.C., 81-85--166
Lakareber Abe, Angleton, Texas, 86-81--167
Danielle Lemek, Doniphan, Neb., 84-83--167
Bailey Tardy, Norcross, Ga., 88-79--167
Bethany Wurster, Minden, Nev., 85-82--167
Alison Lee, Valencia, Calif., 79-89--168
Vanessa Johnson, Corpus Christi, Texas, 85-83--168
Hannah Kim, Chula Vista, Calif., 85-84--169
Kaitlin Voll, Alpharetta, Ga., 88-81--169
Linda Brown, San Leandro, Calif., 86-83--169
Julia Beck, Austin, Texas, 86-84--170
Cecily Overbey, High Point, N.C., 86-84--170
Mackenzie Moir, Louisville, Ky., 88-82--170
Grace Chua, Canada, 86-84--170
Michelle Mayer, Flossmoor, Ill., 83-88--171
Chelsey Couch, Ware Shoals, S.C., 87-84--171
Christie Lin, Canada, 87-84--171
Cammie Gray, Northport, Ala., 89-82--171
Gabrielle Weiss, Macungie, Pa., 87-84--171
Nicollette Gino, Laguna Hills, Calif., 82-90--172
Amber Smith, Williamstown, N.J., 85-87--172
McKenzie Neisen, New Prague, Minn., 87-87--174
Abbie Horan, Antioch, Ill., 92-83--175
Isabella Skinner, Cumming, Ga., 87-89--176
Kelsey Badmaev, Blythewood, S.C., 84-93--177
Alison Eleey, Quincy, Mass., 92-85--177
Michelle Rosenhouse, Dix Hills, N.Y., 96-84--180
Grier Bennett, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 97-85--182
Michaela Kouri, Sioux Falls, S.D., 93-90--183
Maya Parsons, Canada, 90-93--183
Regan Simeone, Milton, Mass., 92-93--185
Gina Della Camera, Town and Country, Mo., 90-99--189

Village of Pinehurst, N.C. -- Pairings and starting times for Wednesday's first round of match play at the 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior being contested at the 6,331-yard, par-72 Dogwood Course at The Country Club of North Carolina (All times EDT).

Round of 64
Upper Bracket

10:36 a.m.: Danielle Kang, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (141) vs. Alejandra Cangrejo, Colombia
8:30 a.m.: Kelli Oride, Lihue, Hawaii (153) vs. Collins Bradshaw, Columbia, S.C. (153)
8:39 a.m.: Summar Roachell, Conway, Ark. (150) vs. Karen Chung, Livingston, N.J. (155)
8:48 a.m.: Jaye Marie Green, Boca Raton, Fla. (150) vs. Haley Andreas, Pacific Grove, Calif. (155)
8:57 a.m.: Jisoo Keel, Canada (147) vs. Doris Chen, Bradenton, Fla. (156)
9:06 a.m.: Nicole Quinn, Windermere, Fla. (153) vs. Jordan Lippetz, Bradenton, Fla. (154)
9:15 a.m.: Elisabeth Bernabe, Anaheim Hills, Calif. (147) vs. Veronica Valerio, Temecula, Calif. (156)
9:24 a.m.: Mikayla Harmon, Gilbert, Ariz. (152) vs. Shelby Phillips, Gilbrt, Ariz. (155)
10:45 a.m.: Gyeol Park, Korea (144) vs. Mariana Sims , Austin, Texas
9:33 a.m.: Grace Na, Oakland, Calif. (153) vs. Katie Lee, Silverdale, Wash. (154)
9:42 a.m.: Lindsey Weaver, Scottsdale, Ariz. (149) vs. Beverly Vatananugulkit, Cerritos, Calif. (156)
9:51 a.m.: Brenna Nelsen, Monte Sereno, Calif. (151) vs. Linda Luo, Canada (155)
10:00 a.m.: Mariko Tumangan, San Jose, Calif. (145) vs. Marissa Dodd , Allen, Texas
10:09 a.m.: Casey Danielson, Osceola, Wis. (153) vs. Brooke Henderson, Canada (154)
10:18 a.m.: Erica Herr, New Hope, Pa. (149) vs. Lindsay McGetrick, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (156)
10:27 a.m.: Nicole Morales, South Salem, N.Y. (151) vs. Shawnee Martinez, Modesto, Calif. (155)

Lower Bracket
10:54 a.m.: Ginger Howard, Bradenton, Fla. (142) vs. Hannah Sodersten , Fresno, Calif.

11:03 a.m.: Sierra Sims, Austin, Texas (153) vs. Kendall Martindale, Jefferson City, Tenn. (153)
11:12 a.m.: Ally McDonald, Fulton, Miss. (150) vs. Kaitlin Park, Tustin Ranch, Calif. (156)
11:21 a.m.: Kyle Roig, Puerto Rico (150) vs. Paveenuch Sritragul, Thailand (155)
11:30 a.m.: Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand (147) vs. Cindy Ha, Demarest, N.J. (157)
11:39 a.m.: Victoria Tanco, Argentina (153) vs. Gabriella Then, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (154)
11:48 a.m.: Kristen Park, Buena Park, Calif. (148) vs. Alexandra Newell, Tampa, Fla. (156)
11:57 a.m.: Mariah Stackhouse, Riverdale, Ga. (152) vs. Tiffany Lim, San Jose, Calif. (155)
12:06 p.m.: Megan Khang, Rockland, Mass. (143) vs. Emily Wright , Mason, Ohio
12:15 p.m.: Erynne Lee, Silverdale, Wash. (153) vs. Cali Hipp, Caldwell, Idaho (154)
12:24 p.m.: Stephanie Liu, St Albans, Mo. (149) vs. Maddie Szeryk, Allen, Texas (156)
12:33 p.m.: Soobin Kim, Canada (150) vs. Lili Cammisa, Argentina (155)
12:42 p.m.: Yueer Feng, Ppls Rep. of China (146) vs. Kailey Walsh, Boca Raton, Fla. (157)
12:51 p.m.: Christina Foster, Canada (153) vs. Maia Schechter, Takoma Park, Md. (154)
1 p.m.:        Emma Talley, Princeton, Ky. (148) vs. Giovana Maymon, Mexico (156)
1:09 p.m.:   Katelyn Dambaugh, Goose Creek, S.C. (151) vs. Daniela Ordonez, Colombia (155)