This will be held July 22-27 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, WI. FS1 will broadcast it Friday and Saturday at 2 PM EST. Luci Li is skipping this one, but will play the USWA in August. All the 18-hole qualifiers are completed.
Camille Boyd tied for low medalist on June 17 at Corral De Tierra CC in Salinas, CA.
Round One of medal play hasn't finished yet...Round Two is tomorrow and the top-64 advance to match play. Sung Hung of the Philippines leads at -6 thru 14 holes. Pano is +3 thru 15 and Shepherd is +3 thru 16.
Sophia Bae of Norwood, NJ (part of a region that is Asia Central for girl golfers) opened with -4, 68. She was originally in the field for the USWA qualifier I attended last week, but didn't show up.
One group is left on the course...if they do nothing crazy on their last hole, then 62 players are a lock for match play. Then they'll immediately start a playoff with thirteen players battling for the final two spots.
Shepherd made it easily at -1...BTW, she botched her USWA qualifier last week, getting a worthless 2nd alternate.
Caris Kim (right) will be in the playoff, shooting 79-71. Her looper is her sister and LPGAer Lauren Kim.
During the playoff, Caroline Hodge scored the only birdie at the par-3 16th, so she advanced to match play. Seven players continued to the par-4 17th hole where Ainsley Cowart and Kaylee Sakoda made birdies, so those two will play for the 64th spot at the par-4 18th hole on Wednesday morning.
Big upset as the Philippina Terminator blew her circuits and lost to Jillian Bourdage (never heard of her before). In the other bracket, Angelina Ye defeated Nicole Whiston.
Whiston is an incoming freshman at U. of Tennessee...I remember two coaches from UT following her at Ridgewood CC in 2016 while she got squashed by Hye Jin Choi. Older sis Waverly Whiston was also at Ridgewood and she'll be playing her junior year at UT in the fall.
I didn't bother watching this. Here is what Lei Ye receives for winning the U.S. Girls’ Junior:
Custody of the Glenna Collett Vare Trophy for one year A gold medaL Exemption into 2020 U.S. Womenl’s Open at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas Exemptions into next month’s U.S. Women’s Amateur at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss., and 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md. Invitation to the 2020 Augusta National Women’s Amateur
'Excellent final round. Lei was three up after 18 holes, but the gap closed. Lei took a one up lead on the par 5 15th, but gave it back on the 16th. She birdied 17, and closed it out on the 36th hole when her opponent missed a 5 ft birdie putt.