Kim is Medalist in 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship


Roswell, Ga. – In-Kyung Kim, 17, of Korea, was medalist in the 36-hole stroke-play qualifying for the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship being held at the 6,341-yard, par-72 Settindown Creek Course of Ansley Golf Club.

Kim had four birdies against three bogeys for a second-round 71 on Tuesday and a 36-hole total of 5-under-par 139.  Annie Thurman-Young, 22, of Highland, Utah, Jennie Lee, 18, of Huntingon Beach, Calif., and Ashley Knoll, 20, of The Woodlands, Texas, tied for second with 36-hole scores of 3-under 141.

Morgan Pressel, 17, of Boca Raton, Fla., finished in the fifth spot at 142, two under par.

Kim, the reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion, is playing in only her fifth women’s competition.  She leads the field into the match-play portion of the championship which begins Wednesday.

“I’ll play no differently than I did in stroke play,” said Kim after her round.  “I like match play.”  She swept through six matches last month in capturing the Girls’ Junior Championship at BanBury Golf Club in Eagle, Idaho.

Defending champion Jane Park, 18, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., easily qualified for match play with a score of 71-75—146, two over par.

“I feel good but my putting was very defensive today and I’ve got to putt a lot more aggressively tomorrow because that’s what match play is all about,” said Park.

Pressel was optimistic in heading into match play.  “Obviously, anything can happen so I’ve got to be ready to get through those six matches,” she said.  “It’s a long week.  Well, hopefully it’s a long week.”

Although relatively young, Thurman-Young, Lee and Knoll are veteran competitors.  Thurman-Young won the 2002 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship and captured three matches for the victorious USA team in the 2004 Curtis Cup Match. Lee, headed to Duke University in the fall, is a consistent winner in junior tournaments and was a quarterfinalist in last month’s Women’s Trans-National.  Knoll has captured several junior titles and is the current Women’s Texas Amateur Champion.


The cut came at 154, with eight contestants playing off for five spots. Two players were eliminated on Tuesday, Taylor Leon and Mallorie Underwood, leaving six players to return Wednesday morning at 7:15 to play for the spots.

Carol Semple Thompson, 56, of Sewickley, Pa., failed to advance in her record 100th appearance in a United States Golf Association championship.  Thompson finished at 162, eight strokes from the cut line.

Match play continues throughout the week with the 36-hole final scheduled for Sunday.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted by the USGA.  Ten are strictly for amateurs.

Story written by Rhonda Glenn of the USGA. E-mail her with questions or comments at


Roswell, Ga. -- Results from the second and final round of stroke-play qualifying on Tuesday for the 2005 U.S. Women's Amateur being held at the 6,413-yard, par-72 Settindown Golf Course of Ansley Golf Club. (x-qualified for match play in playoff; y-failed to qualify for match play in playoff)

    In-Kyung Kim, Korea, 68-71--139

    Annie Thurman-Young, Highland, Utah, 70-71--141

    Ashley Knoll, The Woodlands, Texas, 69-72--141

    Jennie Lee, Huntington Beach, Calif., 70-71--141

    Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla., 72-70--142

    Angela Park, Torrance, Calif., 70-74--144

    Esther Choe, Scottsdale, Ariz., 72-72--144

    Tania Elosegui, Spain, 72-72--144

    Taylore Karle, Scottsdale, Ariz., 71-73--144

    Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz., 69-76--145

    Amanda McCurdy, El Dorado, Ark., 76-69--145

    Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va., 71-74--145

    Sophia Sheridan, Mexico, 70-75--145

    Virginia Grimes, Montgomery, Ala., 71-74--145

    Ayaka Kaneko, Honolulu, Hawaii, 72-74--146

    Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 71-75--146

    Kimberly Donovan, Hopkinton, Mass., 72-74--146

    Paige Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash., 72-74--146

    Amy Schmucker, Cold Spring, Minn., 70-77--147

    Carolyn Creekmore, Dallas, Texas, 71-76--147

    Christi Athas, Eldora, Iowa, 73-74--147

    Claire Dury, New Zealand, 72-75--147

    In-Bee Park, Las Vegas, Nev., 73-74--147

    Kim Welch, Sacramento, Calif., 72-75--147

    Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif., 72-75--147

    Alejandra Martin Del Campo, Mexico, 75-73--148

    Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill., 73-75--148

    Lauren Mielbrecht, Gulf Stream, Fla., 71-77--148

    Mandy Goins, Frankfort, Ky., 76-72--148

    Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif., 72-76--148

    Yu-Jin Bang, Orlando, Fla., 76-72--148

    Abigale Schepperle, Hoover, Ala., 76-73--149

    Erin Andrews, Las Vegas, Nev., 74-75--149

    Eun Jung Lee, Murrieta, Calif., 75-74--149

    Laura Matthews, Canada, 74-75--149

    Lorraine Ballerano, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 69-80--149

    Maria Uribe, Colombia, 75-74--149

    Maru Martinez, Venezuela, 74-75--149

    Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif., 76-74--150

    Jennifer Ackerson, Allen, Texas, 72-78--150

    Nannette Hill, Pelham Manor, N.Y., 76-74--150

    Alison Whitaker, Australia, 76-75--151

    Amber Prange, Noblesville, Ind., 73-78--151

    Eileen Vargas, Colombia, 75-76--151

    Grace Woo, Burbank, Calif., 74-77--151

    Julia Huh, Pasadena, Md., 75-76--151

    Kasi Lee, Paramus, N.J., 75-76—151

    Kristin Wetzel, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 72-79--151

    Michelle Jarman, Wilmington, N.C., 76-75--151

    Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif., 74-78--152

    Jackie Beers, Bonaire, Ga., 75-77--152

    Jane Rah, Torrance, Calif., 76-76--152

    Jennifer Hong, Windermere, Fla., 80-72--152

    Kristina Rothengatter, Germany, 75-77--152

    Marlowe Boukis, Lutherville, Md., 77-75--152

    Renee Skidmore, Everett, Wash., 75-77--152

    Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei, 78-74--152

    Ryann O'Toole, San Clemente, Calif., 74-79--153

    Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif., 74-79--153

    x- Dana Je, Columbus, Ohio, 73-81--154 (5,5)

    x-Megan McChrystal, Stuart, Fla., 76-78--154 (5,5)

    x-Sooji Cho, Los Angeles, Calif., 78-76--154 (5,3)

    x-Vicky Hurst, Melbourne, Fla., 74-80--154 (5,4)

    x-Whitney Simons, Aiken, S.C., 78-76--154 (5,4)

Failed To Qualify

    y-Angela Won, Irvine, Calif., 80-74--154 (5,7)    

    y-Mallorie Underwood, Montgomery, Texas, 74-80--154 (8)   

    yTaylor Leon, Dallas, Texas, 72-82--154 (6)    

    Alina Lee, Evans, Ga., 81-74--155

    Candace Schepperle, Birmingham, Ala., 74-81--155

    Jennifer Osborn, Huntington Beach, Calif., 76-79--155

    Juli Wightman, Chicopee, Mass., 79-76--155

    Michelle Grilli, Lutherville, Md., 80-75--155

    Tiffany Chudy, Miramar, Fla., 79-76--155

    Veronique Drouin, Canada, 79-76--155

    Amy Eneroth, Spokane, Wash., 80-76--156

    Anastasia Kostina, Russia, 77-79--156

    Elizabeth Dotson, White Bluff, Tenn., 80-76--156

    Kyu Ri Ban, Duluth, Ga., 77-79--156

    Mari Chun, Pearl City, Hawaii, 80-76--156

    Megan Grehan, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 80-76--156

    Molly Birmingham, Cornelius, N.C., 76-80--156

    Nicole Melton, San Antonio, Texas, 77-79--156

    Paige Haverty, Greenville, N.C., 75-81--156

    Remi Jin Camping, Hollywood, Fla., 74-82--156

    Jaclyn Burch, Satellite Beach, Fla., 76-81--157

    Jessica Yadloczky, Casselberry, Fla., 76-81--157

    Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif., 77-80--157

    Kathleen Ekey, Wadsworth, Ohio, 76-81--157

    Kristie Newton, Australia, 75-82--157

    Mary Ann Lapointe, Canada, 80-77--157

    Amanda Costner, Claremore, Okla., 81-77--158

    Carly Truitt, Marysville, Ohio, 76-82--158

    Christie Appleton, Chesapeake, Va., 80-78--158

    Elizabeth Janangelo, West Hartford, Conn., 80-78—158

    Ellen Port, St Louis, Mo., 78-80--158

    Kaitlin Drolson, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 75-83--158

    Liliana Alvarez, Mexico, 80-78--158

    Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla., 80-78--158

    Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, Ill., 78-80--158

    Ashley Hovda, Springfield, Ohio, 79-80--159

    Chelsea Schriewer, St Charles, Mo., 79-80--159

    Irene Cho, Orange County, Calif., 83-76--159

    Jill Hardy, Canada, 79-80--159

    Laura Coble, Augusta, Ga., 82-77--159

    Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz., 81-78--159

    Stefanie Page, The Woodlands, Texas, 83-76--159

    Whitney Wade, Glasgow, Ky., 76-83--159

    Ali Kicklighter, Deland, Fla., 76-84--160

    Anna Grzebien, Narragansett, R.I., 77-83--160

    Katie Conway, Wading River, N.Y., 75-85--160

    Kelly Jacques, Longmont, Colo., 80-80--160

    Corey Weworski, Carlsbad, Calif., 79-82--161

    Courtney Ellenbogen, Blacksburg, Va., 77-84--161

    Jordan Craig, Connellsville, Pa., 81-80--161

    Kimberly Meck, Austin, Texas, 75-86--161

    Lauren Johnson, The Woodlands, Texas, 79-82--161

    Angie Hill, Canton, Ohio, 83-79--162

    Carol Semple Thompson, Sewickley, Pa., 82-80--162

    Emily Hoeper, Kansas City, Mo., 82-80--162

    Kimberly McCready, Placerville, Calif., 81-81--162

    Margaret Shirley, Roswell, Ga., 73-89--162

    Kathy Hartwiger, Birmingham, Ala., 81-82--163

    Laura Terebey, St Michaels, Md., 84-79--163

    Sarah Sturm, Spartanburg, S.C., 82-81--163

    Brianna Broderick, Richmond, Mo., 83-81--164

    Emma Jandel, Dayton, Ohio, 83-81--164

    Kelli Strubinger, St. Charles, Mo., 81-83--164

    Kristina Wong, Vestal, N.Y., 83-81--164

    Danielle Cvitanov, Sacramento, Calif., 81-84--165

    Kim Shin, Mountlake Terrace, Wash., 83-82--165

    Lauren Doughtie, Suffolk, Va., 77-88--165

    Maggie Loney, River Falls, Wis., 81-84--165

    Audry Longo, Middletown, Conn., 88-78--166

    Giselle Claux, Peru, 81-85--166

    Lauren Archer, Boise, Idaho, 85-81--166

    Katie Trotter, Upper St Clair, Pa., 88-79--167

    Haley Gildea, East Greenwich, R.I., 89-79--168

    Stevy Loy, Valencia, Calif., 83-86--169

    Brittany Altomare, Worcester, Mass., 92-78--170

    Heather Burgner, Lakeland, Fla., 83-87--170

    Shannon Boyle, Cary, N.C., 84-86—170

    Dori Carter, Valdosta, Ga., 82-89--171

    Kelly Macwhinnie, Pittsburgh, Pa., 86-85--171

    Lynette Duran, Lakewood, Colo., 84-87--171

    Kelly Schaub, Denver, Colo., 85-87--172

    Candice Palmer, La Quinta, Calif., 82-92--174

    Elizabeth Haines, Philadelphia, Pa., 89-85--174

    Wendy Joyner, Montgomery, Texas, 88-86--174

    Ashley Rollins, Austin, Texas, 91-85--176

    Emily Culbertson, Crestview Hills, Ky., 89-87--176

    Seiko Onoue, Long Beach, Calif., 88-88--176

    Kailin Downs, Bend, Ore., 97-84--181

    Lizette Salas, Azusa, Calif., 77-DQ--DQ

    Tessa Teachman, Webster, N.Y., 75-WD--WD

    Tina Miller, Miami, Fla., 92-WD--WD


Roswell, Ga. -- Pairings and starting times for the first round of match play on Wednesday at the 2005 U.S. Women's Amateur being held at the 6,413-yard, par-72 Settindown Golf Course of Ansley Golf Club.

Upper Bracket

           9:15 am             In-Kyung Kim, Korea  (139) vs. To Be Determined ()

           9:25 am             Laura Matthews, Canada  (149) vs. Abigale Schepperle, Hoover, Ala.  (149)

           9:35 am             Kimberly Donovan, Hopkinton, Mass.  (146) vs. Kristin Wetzel, Hilton Head Island, S.C.  (151)

           9:45 am             Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.  (146) vs. Julia Huh, Pasadena, Md.  (151)

           9:55 am             Esther Choe, Scottsdale, Ariz.  (144) vs. Kristina Rothengatter, Germany  (152)

           10:05 am           Carolyn Creekmore, Dallas, Texas  (147) vs. Nannette Hill, Pelham Manor, N.Y.  (150)

           10:15 am           Angela Park, Torrance, Calif.  (144) vs. Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif.  (152)

           10:25 am           Kim Welch, Sacramento, Calif.  (147) vs. Jennifer Ackerson, Allen, Texas  (150)

           10:35 am           Jennie Lee, Huntington Beach, Calif.  (141) vs. To Be Determined ()

           10:45 am           Yu-Jin Bang, Orlando, Fla.  (148) vs. Eun Jung Lee, Murrieta, Calif.  (149)

           10:55 am           Amanda McCurdy, El Dorado, Ark.  (145) vs. Marlowe Boukis, Lutherville, Md.  (152)

           11:05 am           Amy Schmucker, Cold Spring, Minn.  (147) vs. Kasi Lee, Paramus, N.J.  (151)

           11:15 am           Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla.  (142) vs. To Be Determined ()

           11:25 am           Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif.  (148) vs. Erin Andrews, Las Vegas, Nev.  (149)

           11:35 am           Sophia Sheridan, Mexico  (145) vs. Jane Rah, Torrance, Calif.  (152)

           11:45 am           In-Bee Park, Las Vegas, Nev.  (147) vs. Eileen Vargas, Colombia  (151)

Lower Bracket

           11:55 am           Ashley Knoll, The Woodlands, Texas  (141) vs. To Be Determined ()

           12:05 pm           Lauren Mielbrecht, Gulf Stream, Fla.  (148) vs. Maria Uribe, Colombia  (149)

           12:15 pm           Ayaka Kaneko, Honolulu, Hawaii  (146) vs. Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei  (152)

           12:25 pm           Paige Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash.  (146) vs. Amber Prange, Noblesville, Ind.  (151)

           12:35 pm           Taylore Karle, Scottsdale, Ariz.  (144) vs. Ryann O'Toole, San Clemente, Calif.  (153)

           12:45 pm           Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill.  (148) vs. Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif.  (150)

           12:55 pm           Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz.  (145) vs. Jennifer Hong, Windermere, Fla.  (152)

           1:05 pm             Claire Dury, New Zealand  (147) vs. Alison Whitaker, Australia  (151)

           1:15 pm             Annie Thurman-Young, Highland, Utah  (141) vs. To Be Determined ()

           1:25 pm             Mandy Goins, Frankfort, Ky.  (148) vs. Maru Martinez, Venezuela  (149)

           1:35 pm             Virginia Grimes, Montgomery, Ala.  (145) vs. Renee Skidmore, Everett, Wash.  (152)

           1:45 pm             Christi Athas, Eldora, Iowa  (147) vs. Grace Woo, Burbank, Calif.  (151)

           1:55 pm             Tania Elosegui, Spain  (144) vs. Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif.  (153)

           2:05 pm             Alejandra Martin Del Campo, Mexico  (148) vs. Lorraine Ballerano, Myrtle Beach, S.C.  (149)

           2:15 pm             Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va.  (145) vs. Jackie Beers, Bonaire, Ga.  (152)

           2:25 pm             Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif.  (147) vs. Michelle Jarman, Wilmington, N.C.  (151)





U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

TICKETS – Admission and parking for all seven days of the championship are free of charge.

WHO CAN PLAY? – The U.S. Women’s Amateur is open to female amateurs who have USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 5.4. Entries closed June 15.

DEFENDING CHAMPION – Jane Park, 18, or Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., will defend the title she won in 2004.

THE FIELD – The 2005 field will include seven Georgia players. They are Laura Coble of Augusta, Jackie Beers of Bonaire, Alina Lee of Evans, Kyu Ri Ban of Duluth, Dori Carter of Valdosta, Diana Ramage of Fayetteville and Margaret Shirley of Roswell.

TELEVISION COVERAGE – Match-play rounds will be telecast on The Golf Channel Aug. 3-7 from 4-6 p.m., EDT.

OTHER PROMINENT PAST CHAMPIONS – Patty Berg, 1938; Betty Jameson, 1939, 1940; Babe Didrickson Zaharias, 1946; Louise Suggs, 1947; Beth Daniel, 1975, 1977; Juli Simpson (Inkster), 1980, 1981, 1982; Pat Hurst, 1990; Kelli Kuehne, 1995, 1996; Grace Park, 1998; Dorothy Delasin, 1999.

CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE CONDITIONS – The following mowing heights will be used for the championship: fairways 1/2"; tees 7/16"; collars 1/4". Putting greens will be prepared so that they are firm and fast; to measure approximately 11 feet on the USGA Stimpmeter. Intermediate rough: 1", width approximately 72" along fairways, width approximately 30" wide around putting greens. Primary rough: 2 1/4".

FUTURE WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP SITES – The 2006 U. S. Women’s Amateur will be conducted at Pumpkin Ridge G.C., North Plains, Ore., Aug. 7 – 13.

MEDIA CONTACT – The Media Center for the U.S. Women’s Amateur will be located in the main clubhouse at Ansley Golf Club. Rhonda Glenn and Beth Murrison will be the USGA staff members on site. The Media Center phone numbers are (678)639-7488 and (678)639-7494.


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