June 21, 2001
LONG GROVE, Ill. –
Florida State University junior Alison Zimmer shot a five-over par 77 in the second and final round of stoke play and begins match play competition Wednesday in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at the Kemper Lakes Golf Course.
Candie Kung, 19, of Thailand, fired a second-round 70 to take medallist honors during the stroke-play portion of the event that concluded Tuesday. Kung’s 36-hole total of three-under par 141 edged Hilary Homeyer by three stokes. Kung, who graduated from Stanford University Sunday, parlayed five birdies into her two-under par 70 score in the second round.
Zimmer faces Erica Blasberg in Wednesday’s first round of match play. The pair tees of at 8:12 a.m. Blasberg, of Corona, Calif., carded a two round total of 158 as compared to Zimmer’s two-round total of 161 during stroke play.
The winner of the Zimmer/Blasberg match faces the winner of the Chin Huei Hung/Melissa Holland match that tees off at 8:04 Wednesday morning. That match-up is scheduled to begin at 1:32 Wednesday. The third and quarterfinal round of match play is scheduled for Thursday, the semifinals for Saturday and the finals are slated for Sunday.
In this 25th anniversary version of the Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, the cut after two rounds of stoke play was set at 165, narrowing the field to 64 for match play. Six players who finished tied at 165 played off for three remaining spots.