Joh Wins Another Womens Publinx Title


USGAUCLA star Tiffany Joh won the U.S. Womens Amateur Public Links for the second time in three years, rallying to win four of the last six holes Saturday for a 2-and-1 victory over Southern California recruit Jennifer Song.
Joh, from San Diego, the 2006 winner at Walking Stick in Pueblo, Colo., is the fifth player two-time winner in the 32-year history of the USGA event. Kelly Fuiks (1977-78), Lori Castillo (1979-80), Pearl Sinn (1988-89) and Jo Jo Robertson (1995, 97) also won the tournament twice.
Song won the first hole, led almost the entire match and was 2-up after a birdie on the 10th hole on the 6,178-yard, par-73 Erin Hills course.
But Joh won the 12th, 14th, 15th and 16th to go 2 up. Her 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 15th hole gave her her first lead of the match at 1-up. She went 2-up when Songs 4-foot putt for par grazed the left side of the cup on the 16th.
The players then halved the par-4 17th to give Joh the win.
Joh was on of the victorious 2008 USA Curtis Cup team and was the runner-up at the NCAA Division I Womens Championship last month.
Song has dual U.S. and South Korean citizenship. She was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., while her father was studying there. She
Last year, Song had a sensational debut in USGA play as she tied for low-amateur honors in the