Medalist Kang wins two matches to reach U.S. Girls Junior quarterfinals

By Associated Press
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Medalist Danielle Kang of Thousand Oaks, Calif., won two matches Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Girls Junior Championship at The Country Club of North Carolina. Kang defeated Kelli Oride of Lihue, Hawaii, 5 and 4 in her first match Thursday, then beat Haley Andreas of Pacific Grove, Calif., 5 and 3. The quarterfinals and semifinals are Friday at The Country Club of North Carolina. Second-seeded Ginger Howard of Bradenton, Fla., needed 22 holes to beat Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City, Tenn., in the second round, then lost to Ally McDonald of Fulton, Mass., in 19 holes. Third-seeded Megan Khang, a 12-year-old from Rockland, Mass., lost to Cali Hipp of Caldwell, Idaho, in 21 holes in the second round.