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Brittany Lang picked up a pair of wins on Friday to move on to the quarterfinals of the 2004 Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
 
Lang downed Jenny Suh, 3 and 2, in the second round, and beat Janet Dyer by the same margin in the third round match in the afternoon at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club's Green Course.
 
Michelle Wie, a teammate of Lang's at the Curtis Cup two weeks ago, picked up a 3 and 1 win in her morning match again Melissa Martin. The 14-year-old Hawaiian came back to earn a 2 and 1 win over Jane Park, who she roomed with at the Curtis Cup, in the afternoon matches. Wie birdied the 17th to win the match after a rain delay that lasted over two hours.
 
'When I was coming in today I thought I didn't want to play against Jane because we're so close,' Wie said. 'She's a really good friend of mine and it's always easier to be mentally tougher when you don't know, or like, a person. You have to say, 'I really like her and I have to try to beat her.''
 
Those third round matches were unable to be completed however, due to the lengthy weather delay. One of those eight matches could not be completed, as Ashley Grier and Ya-Ni Tseng were all square through 20 holes. Action was halted due to darkness at 8:15 p.m. (ET).
 
The winner of the Grier - Tseng match will take on Hannah Jun, who trounced Ko-Chen Yeh, 7 Brittany Lang picked up a pair of wins on Friday to move on to the quarterfinals of the 2004 Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
 
Lang downed Jenny Suh, 3 and 2, in the second round, and beat Janet Dyer by the same margin in the third round match in the afternoon at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club's Green Course.
 
Michelle Wie, a teammate of Lang's at the Curtis Cup two weeks ago, picked up a 3 and 1 win in her morning match again Melissa Martin.
 
Lang advances to Saturday's quarterfinals, where she will take on In-Bee Park. Park cruised to a 4 and 3 win against Lehua Wise in her second-round match, before downing Hwanhee Lee, 3 and 1, to move into the quarterfinals.
 
Wie will meet Jenna Pearson in the quarterfinals. Pearson collected a 1-up win over Shannon Johnson in the second round.
 
Pearson then downed Elena Kurokawa, 2 and 1. Kurokawa had earned a 1-up win over Noriko Nakazaki in 22 holes in the second round. Kurokawa had the biggest win of this year's match play, as she pummeled Kuan-Pei Chen, 8 and 6, in the first round.
 
Angela Park, no relation to In-Bee, claimed a 2 and 1 win over Gabby Wedding in the third round to advance to the quarterfinal round again Nara Shin. Shin battled to a 1-up win over Tiffany Chudy in 19 holes in their third round contest.
 
There is plenty of golf ahead too. Along with the finish of the Grier - Tseng match, there will be the 18-hole quarterfinal matches and the 18-hole semifinal matches on Saturday. Looking ahead to Sunday, the two finalists will battle it out over the 36-hole final.