Perrot and Duncan to Battle for Womens Amateur


USGAChiles Nicole Perrot will attempt to become the first player ever to win both the U.S. Girls Junior and Womens Amateur Championships in the same year, as she squares off against Meredith Duncan Saturday at the Flint Hill Golf Club.
The 17-year-old Perrot beat Joo Mi-Kim 3-and-1 in Fridays semifinals and is on the heels of last weeks victory at the Girls Junior event.
To date, no one has ever accomplished the feat of winning both prestigious tournaments in the same year. Brandie Burton came closest, when she took the 1989 Junior title, and then lost to Vickie Goetze in the finals of the Womens event.
I think that would be great (to win both), said Perrot, but I think I am just thinking about going over there and doing my best and enjoying.
To put her name in the record books, shell have to knock off Duncan, a 21-year-old player from LSU, and one of the best amateurs around.
Duncan beat Emily Bastel 3-and-1 to advance to the finals.
I just tried to do what I have been doing all week and all summer, she stated. Hit lots of fairways and putt, and then make birdies when I can.
That should be the winning recipe for Saturdays final match. As it has been all week, however, stifling hot temperatures will be the order of the day, ensuring that this years champion will have deserved it most adequately.
The following are results from the semifinals of match play at the 101st U.S. Women's Amateur, played at the Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kan.:
Semifinals, Upper Half:

Meredith Duncan (143) def. Emily Bastel (145), 3-and-1
Nicole Perrot (149) def. Joo Mi-Kim (145), 3-and-1