Woods' niece wins twice to make it to Women's Public Links quarterfinals

Associated Press

Series: Other Tour

Published: Friday, July 01, 2011 | 2:09 a.m.

Qualifying medalist Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, advanced to the quarterfinals in the Women’s U.S. Amateur Public Links, winning two matches Thursday at Bandon Dunes’ Bandon Trails course.

Woods, the 20-year-old Phoenix player who won the Atlantic Coast Conference individual championship last month as a junior at Wake Forest, beat 14-year-old Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, Calif., 2-up in the second round, and routed 19-year-old Alex Stewart of Peoria, Ariz., 8 and 7 in the third.


Female golfers from 34 states and 11 foreign countries are taking part this week at Bandon Dunes.

Woods will face 16-year-old Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., in the quarterfinals Friday morning. Park advanced with a 1-up victory over Julie Yang of Mesa, Ariz.

In the other upper-bracket quarterfinal, Vietnam’s Brianna Do will play UCLA teammate Stephanie Kono of Honolulu. Do beat defending champion Emily Tubert of Burbank, Calif., 1-up, and Kono topped Catherine Dolan of Ballwin, Mo., 2 and 1.

In the lower bracket, Scotland’s Sally Watson will face 17-year-old Marissa Dodd of Allen, Texas, while Tiffany Lua, a UCLA player from Rowland Heights, Calif., will play Brittany Altomare of Shrewsbury, Mass.

Watson, who plays for Stanford, routed Angel Yin of Arcadia, Calif., 6 and 5; Dodd beat Prima Thammaraks of Ames, Iowa, 2-up; Lua edged Lauren Cate of St. Augustine, Fla., 1-up; and Altomare, who plays for Virginia, beat Kelsey Vines of San Antonio 2-up.

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