Diaz-Yi claims Publinx title over Chen

Lauren Diaz-Yi wins the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championship.

Lauren Diaz-Yi of Thousand Oaks, Calif., defeated stroke-play co-medalist Doris Chen of Bradenton, Calif., 10 and 9 in the 36-hole final of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links championship at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. This margin of victory was the largest in championship history.

This is Diaz-Yi’s first USGA championship. In 2012, she reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Girls’ and the round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Over the 27 holes, Diaz-Yi and Chen made three birdies on the day – all on the par-5 eighth hole. Diaz-Yi shot an equivalent of 1-over 73 on the first 18 compared to Chen’s 81 for a 6 up lead.

In the afternoon, Diaz-Yi won four of the first five holes with pars to take a 10-up lead. She and Chen halved the 27th hole, and that meant victory for Diaz-Yi.

The 18-year-old will be a freshman at Virginia in the fall.

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FINAL

• Diaz-YI def. Chen, 10 and 9

SEMIFINALS

• Diaz-Yi def. Santos, 4 and 3

• Chen def. Yang, 5 and 4

QUARTERFINALS

• Santos def. Ha, 2 and 1

• Diaz-Yi def. Quihuis, 4 and 3

• Chen def. Tanguay, 19 holes

• Yang def. Chung, 2 and 1

ROUND OF 16

• Santos def. Jao-Javanil, 2 and 1

• Ha def. Schuldt, 19 holes

• Quihuis def. Mao, 1 up

• Diaz-Yi def. Na, 2 up

• Chen def. Yoo, 19 holes

• Tanguay def. Puisite, def. 2 up

• Chung def. Danielson, 2 and 1

• Yang def. Shon, 19 holes

ROUND OF 32

• Santos def. Min, 4 and 3

• Jao-Javanil def. Ree, 4 and 3

• Schuldt def. Huarte, 2 and 1

• Ha def. G. Park, 1 up

• Mao def. Kim, 3 and 2

• Quihuis def. Yi, 8 and 6

• Diaz-Yi def. Schneider, 3 and 2

• Na def. Nunn, 2 and 1

• Chen def. Ferrell, 1 up

• Yoo def. Corpuz, 5 and 4

• Tanguay def. C. Park, 5 and 3

• Puisite def. Vines, 1 up

• Danielson def. Kan, 3 and 1

• Chung def. Dolan, 21 holes

• Yang def. Staggs, 20 holes

• Shon def. French, 2 and 1

ROUND OF 64

• Ciera Min def. Annie Park, 6 and 4

• Raychelle Santos def. Demi Frances Runas, 1 up

• Robynn Ree def. Sierra Brooks, 1 up

• Chirapat Jao-Javanil def. Madison Opfer, 1 up

• Ashley Holder def. Mercedes Huarte, 19 holes

• Ember Schuldt def. Lucy Li, 3 and 2

• Grace Park def. Maria Villegas, 4 and 3

• Cindy Ha def. Kaitlyn Papp, 20 holes

• Kyung Kim def. Monika Poomcharoen, 6 and 5

• Briana Mao def. Patricia Wong, 6 and 5

• Krystal Quihuis def. Kendall Martindale, 4 and 3

• Louise Yi def. Abby Newton, 6 and 4

• Ericka Schneider def. Mariel Galdiano, 2 and 1

• Lauren Diaz-Yi def. Katie Jean, 4 and 3

• Grace Na def. Taylor Schmidt, 19 holes

• Lucy Nunn def. Lacey Fears, 5 and 4

• Doris Chen def. Abbey Carlson, 4 and 3

• Allyssa Ferrell def. Harley Dubsky, 5 and 4

• Kris Yoo def. Mallory Viera, 5 and 3

• Allisen Corpuz def. Chonlada Chayanun, 2 and 1

• Chaewon Park def. Julia Calbi, 3 and 2

• Krista Puisite def. Sarah Kellam, 2 and 1

• Kelsey Vines def. Clariss Guce, 6 and 4

• Casey Danielson def. Kuriko Tsukiyama, 1 up

• Aurora Kan def. Hannah Wood, 5 and 4

• Karen Chung def. Vaness Ha, 4 and 3

• Catherine Dolan def. Lauren Cate, 2 and 1

• Julie Yang def. Lakareber Abe, 4 and 3

• Jade Staggs def. Rika Park, 2 and 1

• Kelly Shon def. Alison Hovatter, 6 and 5

• Whitney French def. Hannah Sodersten, 1 up

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