Chen Makes Cut At U.S. Women's Open
June 28, 2013
Doris Chen, who helped USC win the 2013 NCAA title in May and last week made the final of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, remains hot and has made the cut at the 2013 U.S. Women's Open Championship after her second straight solid round at the Sebonack G.C. in Southampton, N.Y., on Friday (June 28).
Chen, a WGCA All-American second teamer as a 2013 sophomore after earning 2012 first team honors as a freshman, carded her second consecutive 74 on Friday to finish the first two rounds at 4-over 148, assuring her a spot in the final two rounds of the major. She is tied for 44th (though as of this posting there are a handful of players still on the course and standings could shift slightly).
Former All-American Lizette Salas, a 2011 graduate who is the hottest Trojan on the LPGA Tour, is tied for third at 4-under 140 (68-72) while Jennifer Rosales, the 1998 NCAA champion, is currently in the top 20 at even with a six holes to play.
Dewi Claire Schreefel, a teammate of Salas' on the 2008 NCAA team title team, also made the cut at 3-over 147 (76-71). She was 2-over through 10 today before finishing 3-under over her final five holes.
Chen's teammates on this year's NCAA title team, All-American first team freshmen Kyung Kim and Annie Park, didn't fair quite as well and both missed the cut for the second year in a row at the Open. Kim finished at 9-over 153 (71-82) while Park finished at 10-over 154 (79-75). Chen missed the cut last year.
Seven of USC's LPGA-best 11 Trojans on tour are competing at this year's open. In addition to Salas, Rosales and Schreefel, four others missed the cut, including Nicole Castrale (9-over), Irene Cho (11-over), Belen Mozo (12-over) and Candie Kung (11-over through 15).
Incoming freshman Gabriella Then also competed at the Open, but missed the cut, finishing 11-over.
NBC will broadcast live coverage of the final two rounds from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (all times ET).