Kang devours Pancake to reach U.S. Women's Am finale


BARRINGTON, R.I. – Defending champion Danielle Kang and Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn advanced to the U.S. Women’s Amateur final Saturday at Rhode Island Country Club.

Kang, the 18-year-old Pepperdine star from Westlake Village, Calif., beat University of Alabama player Brooke Pancake, from Chattanooga, Tenn., 1-up.

The 17-year-old Jutanugarn edged LSU’s Austin Ernst, the NCAA champion from Seneca, S.C., 1-up.

The 36-hole final is Sunday.