Wie Lang Among Publinx Winners

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Medalist Brittany Lang cruised to a 5 & 4 win over Amber Kuss in Thursday's First Round matches at the 2004 Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
 
Michelle Wie, the defending champion, was 4-up with six holes to play before closing out Brooke Goodwin, 3 & 1, at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club's Green Course.
 
'All my putts were short to medium length,' said Wie. 'If I'd made my putts, it would have made it a lot easier match.'
 
Lang advances to a second round match with Jenny Suh, a 2 & 1 winner on Thursday. Wie, meanwhile, will take on Melissa Martin, a 1-up winner over Leigh Klasse.
 
'Number 12 was definitely the turning point,' said Lang. 'I got off to a fair start, but nothing dropped for me. Then I stuck an 8-iron and made it to go 2-up. It's always good to win and get one ahead, but you have to take all of the matches seriously.'
 
Other notable winners include In-Bee Park, Jane Park, Aimee Cho and Angela Park. In-Bee Park and Jane Park, no relation, both will join Wie next weekend at the U.S. Women's Open at Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
 
The biggest winner of the day was Elena Kurokawa, who romped to an 8 & 6 win over Kuan-Pai Chen from Chinese Taipei. Kurokawa will take on Noriko Nakazaki, a 1-up winner in 19 holes over Kwan-Chih Lu.
 
Lauren Doughtie was also an easy winner, cruising 6 & 5. She downed Karyn Stordahl and moves on to play Janet Dyer.
 
Stephanie Kono, who attends the same high school as Wie in Hawaii, coasted to a 5 & 3 win over Stephanie Godare.
 
The players have a lot of golf ahead of them entering the weekend. Second and third round matches will take place on Friday, while the quarterfinal and semifinals will be contested on Saturday prior to a 36-hole final match on Sunday.
 
Round of 64 - Results
Upper Half

Brittany Lang, McKinney, Texas (1) def. Amber Jean Kuss, Koontz Lake, Ind. (64), 5 and 4
Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va. (32) def. Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif. (33), 2 and 1
Janet Dyer, Starkville, Miss. (49) def. Taylor Barrett, York, S.C. (16), 3 and 2
Lauren Doughtie, Suffolk, Va. (48) def. Karyn Stordahl, Prior Lake, Minn. (17), 6 and 5
Carling Cho, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (8) def. Erica Battle, Columbia, S.C. (57), 4 and 2
Hwanhee Lee, Los Angeles, Calif. (25) def. Maria Gallegos, Argentina (40), 21 holes
In-Bee Park, Eustis, Fla. (9) def. Tiffany Tavee, Gilbert, Ariz. (56), 1 up
Lehua Wise, Lihue, Hawaii (41) def. Hoi Ning Eva Yoe, Ppls Rep of China (24), 3 and 2
Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii (4) def. Stephanie Godare, Houston, Texas (61), 5 and 3
Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif. (36) def. Mayumi Motoyama, Littleton, Colo. (29), 2 and 1
Ko-Chen Yeh, Chinese Taipei (13) def. Violeta Retamoza, Mexico (52), 2 and 1
Karla Kalian, Brush Prairie, Wash. (45) def. Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. (20), 2 and 1
Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei (5) def. Megan Godfrey, Homewood, Ill. (60), 3 and 2
Kelly Jacques, Longmont, Colo. (37) def. Ashley Leonard, Rocky Mount, N.C. (28), 1 up
Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md. (12) def. Wendra Liang, San Francisco, Calif. (53), 2 and 1
Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz. (44) def. Jooyoung Yang, Korea (21), 4 and 3
 
Lower Half
Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill. (2) def. Kansas Gooden, Harrisonburg, Va. (63), 3 and 2
Shannon Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D. (31) def. Laura Crawford, Lancaster, S.C. (34), 1 up
Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, Ill. (50) def. Kwan-Chih Lu, Chinese Taipei (15), 19 holes
Elena Kurokawa, Redondo Beach, Calif. (47) def. Kuan-Pei Chen, Chinese Taipei (18), 8 and 6
Michelle Wie, Honolulu, Hawaii (7) def. Brooke Goodwin, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. (58), 3 and 1
Melissa Martin, Altadena, Calif. (26) def. Leigh Klasse, St Anthony, Minn. (39), 1 up
Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (10) def. Hsiao-Ching Lu, Chinese Taipei (55), 5 and 4
Kristen Campos, Mesa, Ariz. (23) def. Kasi Lee, Paramus, N.J. (42), 1 up
Brianna Broderick, Richmond, Mo. (62) def. Courtney Mahon, Topeka, Kan. (3), 1 up
Nara Shin, Chula Vista, Calif. (35) def. Christine Yum, Bradenton, Fla. (30), 2 and 1
Tiffany Chudy, Miramar, Fla. (51) def. Katie Quinney, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (14), 21 holes
Aimee Cho, Korea (46) def. Shannon Ogg, Charlotte, N.C. (19), 2 and 1
Angela Park, Torrance, Calif. (6) def. Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla. (59), 3 and 1
Selanee Henderson, Apple Valley, Calif. (27) def. Lauren Hunt, Little River, S.C. (38), 2 and 1
Gabby Wedding, Wilmington, Ohio (11) def. Mackinzie Kline, Encinitas, Calif. (54), 1 up
Lisa Meshke, Blooming Prairie, Minn. (43) def. Sung Lee, Tacoma, Wash. (22), 1 up
Williamsburg, Va. ' Pairings for the second round of match play in the 2004 U.S. Womens Amateur Public Links Championship at the 6,159-yard, par 72 Green Course of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.
 
Round of 32 - Matches
7:30 am Brittany Lang, McKinney, Texas (135) vs. Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va. (146)
7:38 am Janet Dyer, Starkville, Miss. (148) vs. Lauren Doughtie, Suffolk, Va. (148)
7:46 am Carling Cho, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (141) vs. Hwanhee Lee, Los Angeles, Calif. (145)
7:54 am In-Bee Park, Eustis, Fla. (141) vs. Lehua Wise, Lihue, Hawaii (148)
8:02 am Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii (139) vs. Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif. (147)
8:10 am Ko-Chen Yeh, Chinese Taipei (143) vs. Karla Kalian, Brush Prairie, Wash. (148)
8:18 am Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei (140) vs. Kelly Jacques, Longmont, Colo. (147)
8:26 am Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md. (143) vs. Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz. (148)
8:34 am Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill. (137) vs. Shannon Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D. (146)
8:42 am Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, Ill. (148) vs. Elena Kurokawa, Redondo Beach, Calif. (148)
8:50 am Michelle Wie, Honolulu, Hawaii (141) vs. Melissa Martin, Altadena, Calif. (145)
8:58 am Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (142) vs. Kristen Campos, Mesa, Ariz. (145)
9:06 am Brianna Broderick, Richmond, Mo. (149) vs. Nara Shin, Chula Vista, Calif. (147)
9:14 am Tiffany Chudy, Miramar, Fla. (148) vs. Aimee Cho, Korea (148)
9:22 am Angela Park, Torrance, Calif. (141) vs. Selanee Henderson, Apple Valley, Calif. (146)
9:30 am Gabby Wedding, Wilmington, Ohio (143) vs. Lisa Meshke, Blooming Prairie, Minn. (148)