Joh Wins Twice to Advance to USWAPL Final

June 24, 2006

UCLA golfer Tiffany Joh advanced to the finals of the 30th Annual U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks Championship with a pair of match play victories Saturday at Walking Stick GC in Pueblo, Colo.

Saturday afternoon Joh won her fifth straight match play duel, beating Sara Brown of Tucson, Ariz., 3 and 2. She built an early 2-up lead on Brown through six holes, draining a 25-footer at the par-3 sixth to take the two-hole advantage. Brown got one back at the par-3 12th when she made a 6-footer for birdie, but at the par-5 13th, her 5-iron second shot bounced onto the green and then rolled over the back edge into a water hazard. She eventually conceded Joh's eagle putt, then lost 15 to another bogey when her second shot to the par 5 found the hazard in front of the green.

In Sunday's 36-hole final, Joh will meet Kimberly Kim, 14, of Hilo, HI. Kim defeated University of Florida junior Tiffany Chudy 4 and 3 in the semifinals.

"I kind of feel like hiding in a truck and getting a paper bag and just breathing really deeply," said Joh about playing Kim in the final. "Just getting to the finals is a really big accomplishment for me.

"I know [Kim] is a great player. I know she bombs it. I know she's a great putter. I know it's going to be next to impossible to beat her tomorrow. I know she's not going to be opening any doors. I am definitely not going to be winning any holes with pars."

Joh won 3 and 2 in her morning quarterfinal meeting with 16-year old Maria Jose Uribe of Colombia to advance to the semifinals in the afternoon. The 19 year-old also defeated Juli Wightman of Chiopee, MA, 5 and 4 late Friday in the round of 16 to advance to Saturday's quarterfinal match.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
1st (-2, 286)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Story
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
2nd in Match Play
Friday, Apr 08
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Story
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Story
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
1st (-12, 852)
Monday, Apr 18
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Story
Tuesday, Apr 19
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Story
Wednesday, Apr 20
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
2nd (-15, 849)
Thursday, May 05
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Friday, May 06
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Saturday, May 07
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
3rd (+1, 865)
Friday, May 20
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Saturday, May 21
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Sunday, May 22
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Monday, May 23
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
1st (-8, 1,144)
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Oregon
Eugene, OR
Won 4-0-1
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Washington
Eugene, OR
Lost 3-1-1
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS