Women's Golf
    Chen Advances To U.S. Amateur Semifinals
    Doris Chen

    Doris Chen

    Aug. 9, 2013


    Junior Doris Chen is the last of six Trojans still alive in the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Charleston, S.C., as she advanced to the semifinals with a 4&3 win on Friday (Aug. 9) over Lauren Diaz-Yi, the woman who defeated her in the Public Links final in June.

    Chen will face Florida 17-year-old Cindy Feng in the semifinals Saturday. Feng downed Trojan sophomore Annie Park in the quarterfinals, 6&4.

    Five of the six Trojans in the event advanced past the 156-woman, 36-hole stroke portion of the competition, but sophomore Kyung Kim, senior Sophia Popov and freshman Gabriella Then all lost in the first round of match play.

    Park won three match play matches, included a 1 up win over Princeton's Kelly Shon, in the round of 16, before falling to Feng.

    Chen defeated UCLA's Erynne Lee in the round of 64, 1 up, to begin her match play run and she then defeated Kacie Komoto (3&2) and Minjee Lee (2&1) before facing Diaz-Yi.

    Diaz-Yi got the best of Chen in the Public Links' 36-hole final, 10&9, but Chen capitalized on the chance for some redemption.

    Chen will face Feng at 10 a.m. ET. If she advances, she will play the winner of incoming UCLA freshman Alison Lee and Alabama's Emma Talley on Sunday.