Amateur Team Canada

Three Canadians advance to round of 16 at Women’s Western

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Naomi Ko (Golf Canada/ CHuck Russell)

LANCASTER, Pa. – Three of the five Canadians have advanced through to the match play round of 16 at the 114th Women’s Western National Amateur Championship on Thursday.

Naomi Ko, 16, of Victoria, B.C., bested Liz Breed of Waynesboro, Pa., 6 and 4. She now acts as the lone representative of Team Canada’s Development Squad, as both Taylor Kim (Surrey, B.C.) and Sabrine Garrison (Calgary) lost their respective matches.

Also moving on was Delaney Howson of Newmarket, Ont. The Murray State senior knocked off Niki Schroeder of Avon Lake, Oh., 3 and 2.

The third Canadian moving on is Josee Doyon of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que. Doyon, a sophomore at Kent State, defeated Celia Kuenster of Mendota Heights, Minn., 3 and 1.

Play will resume tomorrow with the round of 16 beginning in the morning and the round of 8 to follow in the afternoon.

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