Adell Advances to Championship Flight Match Play
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly golfer Asia Adell carded a 79 while Mustang teammate Taylor Yoshitake recorded a 78 in the second qualifying round of stroke play in the Women's Western Golf Association's 112th National Amateur Championship on Tuesday at the Monroe Golf and Country Club in Monroe, Mich.
Adell finished in a tie for 40th place with 11 other golfers with a 153 total on the 6,142-yard, par-73 course. Yoshitake's 156 total placed her in a tie for 65th place with two other golfers. There were 138 competitors in the field.
Both Adell and Yoshitake will be juniors next season at Cal Poly. Adell is a graduate of Clovis West High School while Yoshitake, pictured at right, attended Saint Monica Catholic High School.
Sixteen-year-old Ariya Jutanugarn from Pasicharoen, Bangkok, Thailand, who broke the women's golf course record by shooting a 66 on Monday, followed with a 75 Tuesday, but her 151 finished as medalist at the end of stroke play.
Jutanugarn was last year's champion at the United States Golf Association's (USGA) Girls' Junior Championship and was the low amateur in this year's LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship. She is currently ranked No. 3 in Golfweek's Amateur Rankings. Her sister, Moriya, currently ranked No. 1 in Golfweek, tied for fourth place Tuesday with a two-day total of 145.
The low round of the day was scored by Tezira Abe, a freshman at the University of Texas, with a 69.
The 64 players who shot 155 or less, including Adell, qualified to play in the championship flight. Single-elimination match play begins Wednesday morning and continues through Saturday's 36-hole final. Adell faces Katie Petrino of Fayetteville, Ark.
The remainder of the field, including Yoshitake, were placed in subsequent flights and will play through Friday afternoon. Yoshitake meets Daria Cummings of Monroe, Conn.