LOIS Kaye Go and Mikha Fortuna easily hurdled the 36-hole stroke play and brace for the tougher match play phase of the US Girls’ Junior Championship at the Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Missouri.
Go, who will spearhead the Philippines’ campaign in next month’s SEA Games, hit two birdies against three bogeys, her one-over 72 and a two-day total of 145 netting her 18th place in the 64-player Match Play field.
Fortuna carded a 74 marred by a triple-bogey seven on No. 7 and wound with a 146 for 22nd spot.
Lucy Li of the US sizzled with a 66 to clinch the low medal honors at 137, one stroke ahead of Thai Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, who fired a 68 for a 138.
Go will square off with No. 47 Ellie Szeryk of Canada, while Fortuna will clash with No. 43 Stephanie Carras of Michigan.
Li will take on No. 64 Belinda Hu while Tavatanakit will collide with No. 63 Emily Mahar of Australia.
Annika Cedo and Sam Bruce, the two other Filipina bets, failed to make the cut at 152.
Cedo finished with a 159 after a 78 and Bruce ended up with a 161 after an 80.