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Saturday
Aug122017

History! 13-Year-Old Wins 30-Hole U.S. Women's Am Match

You'll want to watch the highlights of the record 30-hole U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinal match eventually won by 13-year-old Chia Yen Wu over Lauren Stephenson. There was no shortage of near makes that would have iced the match, which goes down as the longest in the 117-year history of USGA championships...by two holes!

Vanessa Zink reported this for USGA.org

“My caddie just told me, ‘I want to go eat dinner,’” said a smiling Wu, referring to Scotty Patel, a two-time club champion at San Diego Country Club who is on Wu’s bag this week as they approached the 18th tee. “He reads the lines pretty well, and he tells me, ‘You can make it,’ and gives me confidence.”

In her story from Chula Vistas, Beth Ann Nichols at Golfweek points out that Patel is making quite the sacrifice to stay on the bag for Lu on Saturday.

Her caddie, local businessman Scott Patel, won the club championship here two years ago and was supposed to see his daughter off to college this weekend at UC-Berkeley. That will have to wait.

(Nichols also files a wonderful story on semi-finalist Alexis Valenzuela and her brother-caddie.)

This was just one of the crazier moments:

 

 

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Reader Comments (5)

I hope they replace Buck with Shane Bacon. FOX did an awesome job.
08.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterZimmer
I saw two days of great golf on TV without watching 1 second of the PGA Championship. Between Lucy Li's match on Thursday, and this 30 hole match yesterday, some of the best golf on TV this year.
08.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBill Shamleffer
I didn't think much of the course, and the greens were ragged.

Asian golfers continue to impress.
08.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterFC
FC
Great course! and the greens aren't ragged.
Not Augusta National
In n Out double double animal style nearby!
08.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterZimmer
It doesn't matter who's holding the grip. A 13 yo from Taiwan or the world #1. Golf at its best is great drama.
08.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDon

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