Joh Wins U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks Championship

June 25, 2006

UCLA golfer Tiffany Joh won the 30th U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks Championship Sunday in a 36-hole final at Walking Stick GC in Pueblo, Colo.

Joh, 19, defeated 14 year-old Kimberly Kim of Hilo, HI, 6 and 5 to claim the first USWAPL title by a UCLA golfer since Mary Enright in 1981.

As the U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks Champion, Joh receives:

* A gold medal and custody of the Robert F. Dwyer Trophy for one year;

* A 10-year USWAPL exemption (while still an amateur);

* A two-year exemption from sectional qualifying to the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship (while still an amateur);

* An exemption from local qualifying for the next five U.S. Women's Open Championships (while still an amateur);

* Other exemptions to the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur and USGA Senior Women's Open Championships, if eligible.

Ahead 2-up entering the afternoon round, Joh scored four straight points with a pair of birdies at the second and third holes and two pars at the fourth and fifth to mount a commanding 6-up lead. Kim whittled it to four-up with birdies at the eighth and ninth. At the ninth, Kim drove the green and two-putted for a three. But Joh's consistency never flinched. She gained a point with a par at the 10th and delivered a crushing blow at the 11th -- an eagle two from 110 yards of the 401-yard hole. Kim ran out of holes when the 12th and 13th were halved.

For the day, Joh played 31 holes in 11-under par with the usual match play concessions.

In the morning match, Joh grabbed a 2-up lead through 18 holes, squaring the match at the 10th hole with a par, then taking a 1-up lead with a 30-foot uphill birdie putt at the par-4 14th. At the par-5 15th, Joh was conceded a birdie for a 2-up advantage.

For the morning round, Joh posted a 68, with the usual match-play concessions, while Kim carded a 71.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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Monday, Feb 29
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
1st (+4, 868)
Monday, Mar 21
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
3rd in Match Play
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