Joh Rallies to Win the USWAPL Publinks Title
June 21, 2008
UCLA All-American Tiffany Joh won her second U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks title in three years Saturday at the Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wis.
She defeated Jennifer Song of Korea, 2&1, clinching the victory with atwo-putt par on the 35th hole.
Joh rallied from a two-hole deficit after the 28th hole and played her final seven holes in three-under par to become the fifth two-time winner of USWAPL crown, now in its 32nd year.
After a bogey at the 28th hole left her two down, Joh matched Song's birdie at the next hole. When Song made a bogey at the 30th hole, Joh cut the deficit to one with a par. The 31st hole was halved, but Joh squared the match with a birdie at the 32nd hole, a par 5. She assumed a 1-up lead at the 33rd hole with another birdie and went 2-up with a par at the par 3 16th after Song bogeyed. At the 17th, both players made par and Joh clinched the victory.
'It means everything,' said Joh. 'I think back when I first won it , I didn't really know what I was doing. I was just kind of out there thinking, I get to play another round. I think I stumbled into it. Afterwards, I realized how much it did for my confidence.'
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