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Thursday, August 8, 2013

United States Women's Amateur: Doris Chen into quarters



IMG Academy alum Doris Chen is going to find a familiar opponent awaiting her when Friday's quarterfinal takes place at The Country Club of Charleston at the 113th United States Women's Amateur Championship.

Chen faces Lauren Diaz-Yi, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Diaz-Yi knocked Chen off in the final of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links earlier this summer by a 10-and-9 score that is a record margin for victory in that event's 37 year history.

Now Chen has a chance to redeem herself from a repeat blasting as she defeated two players in Thursday's action in Charleston, S.C.

The University of Southern California rising junior bested Hawaii native Kacie Komoto 3-and-2 in Thursday morning's second round, before knocking off Australia's Minjee Lee 2-and-1 in the Round of 16.

Chen and Diaz-Yi's rematch from earlier this summer is the first quarterfinal conducted on Friday, and is slated for a 1:45 p.m. start.

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