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Bauer, Delasin advance to quarterfinals

July 31, 1997

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) _ Record-setting medalist Beth Bauer of Valrico, Fla., and defending champion Dorothy Delasin of Daly City, Calif., headed for a quarterfinal showdown in the 49th U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship after winning two matches on Thursday.

Bauer, the 17-year-old high school senior-to-be, rallied from three down with seven holes left to eliminate Selina Divietri of Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1-up. Bauer, whose qualifying score of 134 broke Brandie Burton’s 8-year-old record by four strokes, then beat Lorena Ochoa of Mexico 3 and 2 to gain the round of eight.

Delasin kept pace by beating Andrea Makauskas of Canada 6 and 5 and Summer Sirmons of Cuthbert, Ga., 1-up, surviving the latter match after blowing most of a five-hole lead.

Candy Hanneman of Brazil, second to Bauer in the qualifying portion of the tournament, also advanced to the quarterfinals, beating Jamie Kim of Beverly Hills, Calif., 1-up and Salimah Mussani of Canada 2-up.

Friday’s quarterfinal winners return in the afternoon for the semifinals. The final match will be played Saturday over the 6,097-yard Legends of Tennessee course.

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