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    Four Filipinas move on to round of 32 in US Girls’ Junior Championships

    Jul 24, 2014
    The Philippines' Miya Legaspi waltzes past Amanda Doherty of Atlanta, 7 and 6.

    PRINCESS Superal and Miya Legaspi breezed through to the round of 32, while Yuka Saso and Sofia Chabon needed some extra effort to dispose of their rivals in the US Girls’ Junior Championships on Wednesday at Forest Highlands in Flagstaff, Arizona (Thursday, Manila time).

    Southeast Asian Games champion Superal, who finished joint fourth in stroke play, came up with an 8 and 7 win over Maria Davis of Vallejo, California.

    Legaspi, also part of the Philippine squad that won the team gold in the Myanmar Games, eased past Amanda Doherty of Atlanta, 7 and 6.

    Saso, meanwhile, needed 19 holes to turn back Nina Alexis Novilla of California, and Sofia Chabon had to play 21 holes against local favorite Hannah O’Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Arizona before advancing to the round of 32.

    Superal next takes on Anna Zhou of Palo Alto, California, who defeated Anna Hack of Kentucky in 20 holes.

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    Legaspi will face off with Janet Mao of Georgia, a 5 and 3 winner over Shannon Oh of California.

    Saso arranged a match against Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, California, who holed out from 273 yards for a double eagle on the par-5 fifth hole in a 4-and-3 win over Chakansim Khamborn of Thailand.

    Up next for Chabon is Gabrielle Barker of Idaho, a 5 and 4 winner against Abbey Carlson of Florida.

    Stroke play medalist Angel Yin beat Julie Luo 4 and 2 and will face Bailey Tardy of Norcross, Georgia 5 and 4 winner over Emma Albrecht of Ormond Beach, Florida.

    Three-time Women's Mexican Amateur champion Marijosse Navarro, who placed second in stroke play, scored a 4 and 3 win over Malia Nam of Kailua, Hawaii to set up an all-Mexican round of 32 match with Monica Dibildox, who defeated Madison Odiorne of Oregon in 19 holes.

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