GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Team Canada’s Brooke Henderson remains red-hot, advancing to Saturday’s U.S. Women’s Amateur semifinals after beating UCLA’s Alison Lee 1 up at Nassau Country Club.
The 16-year-old Henderson Team Canada member who was low amateur in the U.S. Women’s Open ended the match with a par halve on the par-4 18th. After Henderson won the par-3 16th with a par to take a 2-up lead, the 19-year-old Lee, from Valencia, California, cut it to one with a birdie win on the par-4 17th.
Henderson, from Smith Falls, Ont., is trying to become the third Canadian winner in tournament history, following Marlene Stewart in 1956 and Cathy Sherk in 1978.
Henderson, the no. 2 ranked female amateur in the world, will face 16-year-old Hannah O’Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Arizona, a 5-and-4 winner over 21-year-old former Pepperdine player Grace Na of Alameda, California.
Their semi-final match will begin at 10:00am EDT on Saturday, with the final match to be played on Sunday.
In the other semifinal, 16-year-old Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, will play 15-year-old Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, California. Gillman rallied to beat 18-year-old Su-Hyun Oh of Australia in 20 holes, and Andrea Lee topped 14-year-old Eunjeong Seong of South Korea 2 and 1.
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Brooke Henderson (USGA)
Brooke Henderson and Alison Lee (USGA)