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Isle pair out at nationals

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Medalist Danielle Kang took out Kauai High senior Kelli Oride 5 and 4 in the second round of the 62nd U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship yesterday at The Country Club of North Carolina.

Kang, who is a head taller than Oride, played the first three holes in 2 under to go 3 up. Oride won the next two, but could never get closer and the match ended on the 14th hole.

Kang, a Californian who made the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open two weeks ago, advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-and-3 victory in the afternoon. She graduated early and played for Pepperdine in the spring, finishing 15th at the NCAA Championship and earning WCC freshman of the year honors.

Kunitomo out at U.S. event

Scott Wolfes, from Georgia, defeated Lahaina’s Aaron Kunitomo 2 up in the second round of the 63rd U.S. Junior Amateur. It is being played at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada, Mich.

Wolfes, who went on to win in the afternoon and advance to today’s quarterfinals, birdied the first hole and could not be caught. Kunitomo played the front nine in even par, despite bogeys on both par-5s, but bogeyed the 10th and 11th to fall four back.

He won three of the next four holes. Wolfes took a 1-up lead into the 18th. Kunitomo, needing to win the hole to stay alive, took double bogey.

White captures second

Honolulu’s Alexandra White finished second at the Hilton Head Junior All-Star in Bluffton, S.C.

White shot rounds of 75-72-76 to finish at 223, five shots behind Reona Hirai, from South Carolina. The two leaders both shot 76 yesterday.

 

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