Teen wins playoff to earn final spot in U.S. Womens Open


One final spot to the U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run was on the line on Wednesday morning as a pair of teens squared off in a playoff at Industry Hills GC in City of Industry, Calif.

Angel Yin, 13, and 17-year-old Elisabeth Bernabe continued their playoff to settle the last spot into the third women's major of the year.

Bernabe won the playoff to join three others moving on to the U.S. Women's Open.

UCLA senior Brianna Do was medalist in the 36-hole qualifier on Tuesday, finishing at 4-under 139. The reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links champion will turn pro in time for the U.S. Women's Open.

Korea teenager Jisoo Park finished in second, five back of Do. 

Yin and Bernabe went to a playoff with two-time U.S. Women's Amateur champion Danielle Kang for the final two spots. Kang made par on the first playoff hole to avoid the Wednesday wake-up call to continue sudden death.

There were four other sectional qualifiers on Tuesday. 

Curtis Cup team member Brooke Pancake earned a spot in St. Louis along with Isabelle Beisiegel, who qualified to play on the men's Canadian Tour last year.

Four-time LPGA winner Lorie Kane moved on to the Open through the qualifier in Rockville, Md., as well as Haru Nomura, Il Hee Lee, Angela Oh and amateurs Kelly Shon, Brittany Altomare, and Samantha Marks.

Amateur Briana Mao was the lone player to get through a Minnesota qualifier at Wayzata CC.

In Osprey, Fla., Haley Wilson, Colombian Paola Moreno and Doris Chen advanced to Kohler, Wis., for the U.S. Women's Open to be played July 5-8.