The final round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur featured two fathers who couldn’t be more different: Dan Talley and Delin Feng. They wore their bibs with pride, pushing around their daughters’ clubs in oppressive heat for nine competitive rounds.
Yueer Cindy Feng will face Alabama sophomore Emma Talley in the 36-hole final on Sunday. It will be her first trip to the final in a U.S. Golf Association championship, and comes two weeks after falling in the quarterfinals at the U.S. Girls’ Junior.
An NCAA champion, a USGA champion and the World No. 2 amateur fell Friday in the quarterfinals at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Only four players remain – Doris Chen, Yueer Cindy Feng, Alison Lee and Emma Talley – for Saturday’s semifinals.
Conventional thinking may suggest that it’s more difficult to face a friend (or a sister) in match play, but Leona Maguire is used to it. Stephanie Meadow became her latest “friendly” victim on Wednesday at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Dawn Woodard’s bright purple shirt, hat and golf bag contrasts sharply with the manicured turf at Country Club of Charleston. Her color choice is a bold statement of local prowess. Furman ties run deep for Woodard, the 38-year-old who even had Paladin head coach Kelley Hester on the bag.