Joh and Michaels Advance at U.S. Women's Amateur

Aug. 9, 2006

Sophomxore Tiffany Joh and incoming freshman Sydnee Michaels each advanced to the second round of match play at the 106th U.S. Women's Amateur at the Witch Hollow Course at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore.

Senior Hannah Jun and sophomore Jane Park were eliminated in close matches.

Joh, the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks champion, had no trouble defeating Alice Kim of Los Angeles 4 and 3. In an 11-hole stretch, she played two-under par golf while Kim buckled under the pressure of a major championship. On the day, with the usual match play concessions Joh was two-under par through 15 holes.

Michaels pulled off an unlikely upset if age and experience count for anything. The soon-to-be UCLA freshman ousted departing USC senior Irene Cho 3 and 2 in one of the first matches of the day. Cho never led in the match while Michaels played even par through 16 holes. Cho made three bogeys on the day, and lost every one of those holes.

Jun lost 1-up to Jennifer Osborn of Huntington Beach in a match where the UCLA senior seemed unable to buy a break. Jun cut Osborn's lead to one at the 14th with a par, but both players halved the remaining holes, including dueling birdies at the 15th.

Park, the winner of this event in 2004, lost 1-up to Lauren Espinosa of Hickory Creek, TX, on the final hole by making a bogey.

On Thursday, Michaels meets Alison Walshe of Wesford, Mass. at 8 a.m. and Joh meets Jennie Arseneault of Grinnell, IA at 9:20 a.m.

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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