Na Advances to Match Play at U.S. Public Links Championship
Grace Na tied for 28th place in stroke play and is one of 64 golfers that will advance to match play.
June 19, 2012
NESHANIC STATION, N.J. - Pepperdine junior Grace Na advanced to match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship after finishing stroke play on Tuesday with a two-round total of a 1-over 145.
Na (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS) tied for 28th place and is one of 64 golfers that will advance to match play. As the #30 seed, she'll take on 35th-seeded Lauren Diaz-Yi on Wednesday at 11:45 ET at the par-72 Neshanic Valley Golf Course.
Na was in danger of missing the cut after an opening-round 76, but came back with a 3-under 69 in her second round to finish four strokes above the cut line. During her final 18 holes, Na had four birdies (all on par-4s) and one bogey.
Na is a two-time All-American and a two-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year. In her two seasons, Na's career stroke average of 73.98 is good for fourth all-time at Pepperdine.