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Canada’s Henderson advances in US Women’s Amateur

August 7, 2014

GLEN COVE, New York (AP) — Canadian teen Brooke Mackenzie Henderson advanced to the U.S. Women’s Amateur quarterfinals on Thursday, winning two matches at Nassau Country Club.

The 16-year-old Henderson, the low amateur in the U.S. Women’s Open, beat Ember Schuldt of Sterling, Illinois 4 and 3 in the morning, and topped Dylan Kim of Plano, Texas, 3 and 2 in the third round.

Henderson is trying to become the first Canadian winner since Cathy Sherk in 1978.

Henderson will face Alison Lee of Valencia, California, on Friday. Lee edged Eimi Koga of Honolulu in 20 holes.

In the other upper-bracket quarterfinal, Hannah O’Sullivan will play Grace Na. In the third round, O’Sullivan edged Canada’s Augusta James in 20 holes, and Na beat Lauren Kim.

In the lower bracket, Australia’s Su-Hyun Oh will play Kristen Gillman; and Andrea Lee will face South Korea’s Eunjeong Seong.

Oh routed defending champion Emma Talley 9 and 8; Gillman beat Casey Danielson; Andrea Lee topped Jessica Porvasnik and Seong beat New Zealand’s Liv Cheng in 19 holes.

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