Medalist McCloskey moves on at U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links

Associated Press

Series: Other Tour

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 6:12 p.m.

NESHANIC STATION, N.J. -- Qualifying medalist Lisa McCloskey advanced to the second round of match play in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, beating 16-year-old Hana Ku 1-up on Wednesday.


UCLA star Brianna Do won the 2011 Women's Publinx by defeating Marissa Dodd 1 up at Bandon Dunes.

The 20-year-old McCloskey, a Curtis Cup and University of Southern California player from Houston, edged Ku, from Basking Ridge, N.J., with a par on the 18th hole at Neshanic Valley Golf Course. McCloskey will face Alice Jeong of Gardena, Calif., in the second round. Jeong beat Julie Shutler of Manteca, Calif., 5 and 3.

Past champion Emily Tubert of Burbank, Calif., set up a second-round match with 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior champion Doris Chen of Bradenton, Fla. Tubert, the 2010 winner who plays at Arkansas, beat Katie Rose Higgins of Charleston, S.C., 2 and 1. Chen, coming off her freshman season at Southern California, routed Abbey Carlson of Lake Mary, Fla., 6 and 5.

The tournament is limited to players who don't hold privileges at any course that doesn't extend playing privileges to the general public.