Huarte Loses in Semifinals of U.S. Women's Amateur

Aug. 15, 2004

ERIE, Pa. - Cal's Sarah Huarte lost to Jane Park, 2 up, Saturday in the semifinals of the 104th-annual U.S. Women?s Amateur at the 6,365-yard, par-72 course at The Kahkwa Club.Huarte, a 22-year-old from Shingle Springs, Calif., posted her best finish in three appearances at the U.S. Amateur. As a senior in May, Huarte won the NCAA Division I women?s golf individual title.Park will be making her second straight appearance in the Women's Amateur final and her third straight appearance in the final of a USGA championship. She was runner-up in the U.S. Girls' Junior in July. The 17-year-old from Rancho Cucamongo, Calif., will face Amanda McCurdy, 20, of El Dorado, Ark., Sunday at 8:45 a.m. ET in the 36-hole final.Park trailed in the match until the last three holes. Huarte held as much as a 2-up lead after 13 holes until she finished with four bogeys and a double bogey. Park went ahead for the first time on the par-4 16th hole when her five beat Huarte's six. Park and Huarte matched bogeys on the 17th when Park watched in disbelief as her 40-foot first putt rolled down the hill and off the green.One up at the 18th, Park hit safely to the green and was conceded a par 4 when Huarte three-putted from eight feet.McCurdy defeated Paula Creamer, 18, from Pleasanton, Calif., 6 and 4, to move on to tomorrow's final. Huarte, Park and Creamer all were teammates at the 2004 Curtis Cup in England.Results of the semifinal round of the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur
Championship at the 6,365-yard, par 72 course at The Kahkwa Club.
Semifinal RoundUpper Bracket

Amanda McCurdy, El Dorado, Ark. (152) def. Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif. (152), 6 and 4Lower Bracket
Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (146) def. Sarah Huarte, Shingle Springs, Calif. (149), 2 upPairing for the 36-hole final of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at
the 6,365-yard, par 72 course at The Kahkwa Club.
Amanda McCurdy, El Dorado, Ark. (152) vs. Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (146)

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