Kung Wins Medalist Honors At U.S. Women's Amateur Pub Links Championships

June 21, 2001

Long Grove, Ill. - USC two-time All-American Candie Kung shot a second-round 70 on Wednesday (June 20) to earn medalist honors in the 25th United States Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at the 6,110-yard, par 72 Kemper Lakes Golf Club.

Kung's 36-hole total of 141, 3-under-par, edged United States Curtis Cup player, Hilary Homeyer by three strokes.

Five birdies, most of them resulting from good short-iron play, more than balanced a lone bogey and one double-bogey in Kung's second round. It was her 11th-competitive round in 10 days. On Saturday (June 16th), she finished as runner-up in the Women's Western Amateur Championship, where she was also medalist.

Kung's triumph in stroke-play qualifying means that she's first off the tee in Thursday's opening round of match play. She faces Katie Ruhe of Tampa, Fla., at 7:00 a.m., CDT.

'It's good to go out early,' said Kung. 'Everything is perfect. No one but the greens superintendent has stepped on the green.'

Kung, who finished tied for third at the 2001 NCAA Championships, has opted not to return to USC for her junior season.

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