Sunday, July 26, 2015

South Korean Seong wins US girls' title

TULSA, Oklahoma – Eun Jeong Seong, of South Korea, led for all but two holes in a 3 and 2 victory over Angel Yin, of Arcadia, California in the 2015 U.S. girls' championship final on Saturday at Tulsa Country Club.
In what would be her only lead of the day, Yin, 16, sank her 10-foot birdie putt on the par-4 first hole after the two long-hitters each cut the corner of the dogleg-right opening hole. This was the first time Seong, 15, had lost the first hole since Wednesday’s Round of 64.
She rebounded quickly, however, squaring the match on the next hole with a 13-foot putt for birdie. By the fourth hole, she was twp up, and Yin would get no closer than that for the remainder of the match.
“I'm happy, I’m very happy,” said a joyful Seong about the win. “I thank my mom, who is in Korea. She cannot sleep because she’s watching the cellphone, and she said every day, cheer up, cheer up and enjoy playing, and she told me I can do it.”
Temperatures reached the high 90s and heat indices soared into the triple digits.