Jimin Kang Advances to Third Round at U.S. Women's Amateur

Aug. 1, 2001

WICHITA, Kansas - Sophomore-to-be Jimin Kang won two matches on Wednesday to advance to the round of 16 at the 101st U.S. Women's Amateur Championship being held July 30 to August 4 at the par 71, 6,224-yard Flint Hills National Golf Club in Wichita, Kansas.

In her first match of the day, Kang downed Lauren Mueller of Manasquan, N.J., 6 and 5, while in the round of 32, Kang defeated Ashley Hoagland of Palmetto, Fla., 2 & 1.

She will face Hilary Homeyer, a graduate of Stanford University and native of Edina, Minn., Thursday morning in a match starting at 7 a.m. Central time.

Kang, a native of Edmonds, Wash., shot a five-over 147 (74-73) in the stroke qualifying rounds on Monday and Tuesday. An honorable-mention All-American for the Sun Devils in 2001, Kang was the runner-up at the 1999 U.S. Women's Amateur in Asheville, N.C.

Match play at the 101st U.S. Women's Amateur continues through Saturday, Aug. 4 and is being televised by ESPN. Real-time scoring updates, provided by the USGA, are available on the official website of the U.S. Women's Amateur at www.uswamateur.com.

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