Cut made at Womens Amateur Public Links Championship


USGACandie Kung posted a second round of 70 Wednesday at the Kemper Lakes Golf Club to take medallist honors in the United States Womens Amateur Public Links Championship.
Kung, a 19-year-old from Thailand, secured a two-day total of 3-under-par 141, edging out Hilary Homeyer of Edina, Minn. by three strokes.
The cut was made following the completion of play Wednesday. It came at 21-over 165, narrowing the field down to 64 contestants for the remaining four days of match play.
Kung will be first out on Thursday, facing Katie Ruhe of Tampa, Fla. at 7:00am.
Its good to go out early, stated Kung, who finished third low qualifier at last years event. Everything is perfect. No one but the greens-superintendent has stepped on the greens.
Homeyer, who graduated from Stanford University just days ago, will square off against Rebecca Randolph in her first match. She followed up an opening round 74 with a 70 during the first two days of qualifying.
One other young lady who successfully qualified for the match play portion of the competition is 11-year-old Michelle Wie of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Wie offset an opening round 84 with a 76 Wednesday to make the cut by five strokes. She is the youngest competitor in any womens amateur championship conducted by the USGA.
The Womens Amateur Public Links is one of 13 events run by the USGA. It is in its 25th season this year.