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Van der Biest reaches match play at U.S. Girls Junior

From staff reports • Jul 24, 2019 at 12:58 AM

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Kingsport’s Isabella van der Biest qualified for match play in the 71st U.S. Girls Junior at SentryWorld Golf Course on Tuesday.

The rising Dobyns-Bennett junior followed her opening 69 with a 79 to finish in a tie for 44th place at 4 over par. The top 64 players qualified for match play, which begins Wednesday.

Seeded 48th, van der Biest will take on 17th-seeded Julia Misimer of Overland Park, Kansas, on Wednesday at 9:18 a.m. in the round of 64. Misimer finished 1 over in stroke play.

First-round leader Yuka Saso of the Philippines shot a 5-under 67 on Tuesday for a 12-under 132 — five shots clear of the closest competitor — to earn medalist honors.

The cut for match play came at 6-over 150, with 13 competitors playing off for two match-play spots.

The 36-hole championship match is scheduled for Saturday. FS1 will broadcast the last two days of the championship from 2-4 p.m.


71st U.S. Girls Junior Championship

Match Play Qualifiers

After Tuesday’s Second Round

At SentryWorld

Stevens Point, Wis.

Yardage: 6,290; Par 72

Yuka Saso, Philippines, 65-67—132

Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Australia, 72-65—137

Sophia Bae, Norwood, N.J., 68-71—139

YoonMin Han, South Korea, 72-69—141

Jillian Bourdage, Tamarac, Fla., 69-72—141

Sabrina Iqbal, San Jose, Calif., 70-72—142

Lei Ye, China, 68-74—142

Bohyun Park, South Korea, 74-69—143

Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind., 74-69—143

Erika Smith, Orlando, Fla., 71-72—143

Briana Chacon, Whittier, Calif., 69-74—143

Maisie Filler, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 73-71—144

Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J., 73-71—144

Nicole Adam, Pinehurst, N.C., 68-76—144

Grace Kim, Australia, 73-71—144

Hsin-Yu Lu, Taiwan, 73-71—144

Julia Misemer, Overland Park, Kan., 71-73—144

Chun-Wei Wu, Taiwan, 73-71—144

Irene Kim, La Palma, Calif., 70-74—144

Jasmine Ly, Canada, 72-72—144

Katherine Muzi, Newport Beach, Calif., 73-72—145

Hailey Borja, Lake Forest, Calif., 71-74—145

Sarah Arnold, St. Charles, Ill., 74-71—145

Jennifer Koga, Honolulu, Hawaii, 74-71—145

Sophie (Yixian) Guo, China, 72-73—145

Yue Zhang, China, 70-75—145

Alexa Udom, Portland, Ore., 71-75—146

Isabella Fierro, Mexico, 74-72—146

Lauren Beaudreau, Lemont, Ill., 72-74—146

Grace Ni, Cypress, Texas, 72-74—146

Ashley Menne, Phoenix, Ariz., 72-74—146

Valery Plata, Colombia, 69-77—146

Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, Del., 70-76—146

Brooke Seay, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 78-68—146

Julia Gregg, Farmers Branch, Texas, 74-73—147

Rachel Heck, Memphis, 74-73—147

Kynadie Adams, Nashville, 76-71—147

Kayla Smith, Burlington, N.C., 75-72—147

Virginie Ding, Hong Kong, 69-78—147

Rose Zhang, Irvine, Calif., 73-74—147

Yoona Kim, Fair Lawn, N.J., 73-74—147

Grace Summerhays, Scottsdale, Ariz., 74-73—147

Gia Feliciano, Concord, Calif., 71-76—147

Mika (Meijia) Jin, China, 79-69—148

Emma Zhao, Windermere, Fla., 74-74—148

Nicole Whiston, San Diego, Calif., 73-75—148

Elle Nachmann, Boca Raton, Fla., 74-74—148

Isabella van der Biest, Kingsport, 69-79—148

Anne Chen, Sugar Land, Texas, 73-75—148

Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla., 75-73—148

Anika Varma, India, 74-74—148

Madelyn Gamble, Pleasant Hill, Calif., 75-74—149

Jiarui (Joyce) Jin, China, 75-74—149

Yu Wen Lu, China, 76-73—149

Isabella McCauley, Minn., 74-75—149

Kelly Xu, Claremont, Calif., 75-74—149

Michaela Morard, Huntsville, Ala., 73-76—149

Elina Sinz, Katy, Texas, 76-73—149

Cory Lopez, Mexico, 74-75—149

Savannah Hylton, Hilton Head, S.C., 73-76—149

Kendall Todd, Goodyear, Ariz., 71-78—149

Alexis Sudjianto, Charlotte, N.C., 75-74—149

Caroline Wrigley, Wexford, Pa., 79-71—150

Ainsley Cowart, Winston, Ga., 79-71—150

Amanda Sambach, Charlotte, N.C., 72-78—150

Caroline Hodge, Larchmont, N.Y., 74-76—150

Ashley Gilliam, Manchester, Tenn., 77-73—150

Kaylee Sakoda, Cypress, Calif., 77-73—150

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