Kim Kim coasts into WAPL semis

Kim became the youngest U.S. Women's Amateur champion in 2006 at the age of 14.

Kimberly Kim kept up her winning ways Friday, as she downed fellow 17-year-old Sun Gyoung Park, 6 and 5, in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.

Kim, the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, entered the tournament on the heels of a win at the AJGA’s Rolex Girls Junior Championship, which came directly after earning medalist honors at the U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier at Santa Cruz, Calif.

Casie Cathrea, a 13-year-old from Livermore, Calif. and the youngest quarterfinal competitor at the WAPL, suffered a 4-and-3 loss to Jennifer Song, Golfweek’s 2009 College Player of the Year. Song will face Jisoo Park in the semifinals.

Park, who defeated stroke play medalist Stephanie Kono in the Round of 16, earned her way into the semis with a 1-up win over Cydney Clanton.

Joanna Coe was the final quarterfinal winner after defeating Sydnee Michaels, 1 up. Coe was 2 down through nine, but birdies at the 10th and 11th squared the match. The two players went on to tie the next six holes to keep the match even, but a Michaels bogey at the finishing hole gave the match to Coe.

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