Florida's Chen to face Dambaugh of S. Carolina in U.S. Girls Junior final

Associated Press


Published: Friday, July 23, 2010 | 7:04 p.m.

Doris Chen of Bradenton, Fla., and Katelyn Dambaugh of Goose Creek, S.C., will meet in the finals of the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur on Saturday.

The 17-year-old Chen defeated stroke-play medalist Danielle Kang of Thousand Oaks, Calif., 1 up in the quarterfinals during a steamy Friday at The Country Club of North Carolina.

Chen, who reached the semifinals last year, then defeated Korea's Gyeol Park 4 and 3.

The 14-year-old Dambaugh rolled past Ally McDonald of Fulton, Miss., by winning four straight holes on the front side en route to a 7 and 6 victory in the semifinals. Dambaugh ousted Stephanie Liu of St. Albans, Mo., 2 and 1, in the quarterfinals.