Joh Wins U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks

June 25, 2006

UCLA golfer Tiffany Joh won the 30th U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks Championship Sunday in a 36-hole final at Walking Stick GC in Pueblo, Colo.

Joh, 19, defeated 14 year-old Kimberly Kim of Hilo, HI, 6 and 5 to claim the first USWAPL title by a UCLA golfer since Mary Enright in 1981.

As the U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks Champion, Joh receives:

* A gold medal and custody of the Robert F. Dwyer Trophy for one year;

* A 10-year USWAPL exemption (while still an amateur);

* A two-year exemption from sectional qualifying to the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship (while still an amateur);

* An exemption from local qualifying for the next five U.S. Women's Open Championships (while still an amateur);

* Other exemptions to the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur and USGA Senior Women's Open Championships, if eligible.

In the morning match, Joh grabbed a 2-up lead through 18 holes, squaring the match at the 10th hole with a par, then taking a 1-up lead with a 30-foot uphill birdie putt at the par-4 14th. At the par-5 15th, Joh was conceded a birdie for a 2-up advantage.

For the morning round, Joh posted a 68, with the usual match-play concessions, while Kim carded a 71.

More details to follow.

For complete results click here.

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