Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Former IMG Academy star Doris Chen, who made the final of the United States Women's Public Links earlier this summer, earned a first-round 2-up victory at the U.S. Women's Amateur on Wednesday.
Playing at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., Chen was handed the No. 40 seed after two rounds of stroke play where she was a combined 2-over par.
The University of Southern California junior dusted off Silverdale, Wash., native Erynne Lee in a match that went the full 18 holes.
And that early close match could help Chen as she progresses in the tournament, because she'll have more familiarity with tight, high-pressure situations as well as seeing all 18 holes an extra time.
For now, she'll eye a trip to the second round Thursday morning. A victory there pushes her into the afternoon's third round.
The quarterfinals are set for Friday, with the semifinals scheduled Saturday and the 36-hole final slated for Sunday.