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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Korda finishes runner up at U.S. Women's Amateur

Bradenton's Jessica Korda came up short in her quest to win the 110th U.S. Women's Amateur at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club.

Korda ended up finishing runner-up to Danielle Kang, who hails from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Korda hit most of the greens in regulation, but her putter wasn't quite cooperating and that's what ultimately cost her.

She fought back from 2-down after the morning round of the 36-hole final on Sunday.

Eventually, Korda found herself 1-up, but Kang brought it back and then took a 1-up lead going to the par-3 17th.

Kang stuck an approach to about 4 feet.

Korda responded with a stellar approach, a couple feet further away than Kang was.

However, she missed the putt and Kang converted to take the trophy.

Nonetheless, it was a great week for Korda who had taken time away from the tournament grind by not entering the U.S. Girls Junior due to her hectic schedule.

That schedule included her third consecutive U.S. Women's Open, which was won by fellow Bradenton and former Pendleton School at IMG Academies' grad Paula Creamer.

Korda also participated on the winning Team USA in the Curtis Cup and fared well in a recent West Florida Golf Tour stop at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club.

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