Wednesday, August 12, 2015

 Yin and Han joint leading qualifiers at US 

Women's Amateur Championship

PORTLAND, Ore. – Angel Yin and Jennifer Hahn each finished stroke play at 6-under 138 to share medalist honors in the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, being conducted at the 6,360-yard, par-72 Portland Golf Club.
Yin, 16, of Arcadia, Calif., birdied four of her first six holes in Tuesday’s second round before a bogey on the par-3 eighth. She also bogeyed the par-3 12th, but responded with three consecutive birdies on Nos. 13 through 15 en route to 5-under 67. Yin, the No. 10 player in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR), finished runner-up in last month’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club.
“Confidence (definitely carried over),” said Yin, who was also the stroke-play medalist in the 2014 U.S. Girls’ Junior. “Maybe momentum (too). I didn’t play golf for three days after I went back home (from the Girls’ Junior), so I took a break, which is good.”
Hahn, 21, of Henderson, Nev., made three birdies and one bogey for 2-under 70 after holding a share of the first-round