Kono and Lua Advance to Quarterfinals at USWAm

Aug. 6, 2009

Two UCLA players advanced and one was eliminated in match play Thursday at the 109th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at Old Warson CC in St. Louis.

Sophomore Stephanie Kono and incoming freshman Tiffany Lua advanced to the quarterfinals on Friday, while senior Sydnee Michaels lost in the third round.

Both Kono and Lua won late in their matches. Lua, all square with Michelle Shin of Cape Coral, Fl., birdied the 18th to win her third match of the week. Lua meets Jessica Korda of Bradenton, Fl on Friday.

Kono, 1-up against Allie White of Lancaster, OH, made a par at the 18th while White bogeyed to win 2-up. She will meet USC's Jennifer Song in the quarterfinals Friday.

In second round matches on Thursday morning, Kono defeated Canada's Stephanie Sherlock, 2&1, Lua beat Brooke Beeler of Butler, IL, 3&1 and Michaels won 3&2 against Whitney Neuhauser of Charlottesville, VA.

Michaels lost 3&2 to Jennifer Johnson of La Quinta, Calif. in the third round.

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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