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Silverdale golfer in U.S. Women's Am quarterfinals | NW Briefs
CLEVELAND — Erynne Lee of Silverdale reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur with two match-play wins Thursday.
Lee, coming off her freshman season at UCLA, beat Elisabeth Bernabe of Anaheim Hills, Calif., 3 and 2, and Austin Ernst of Seneca, S.C., 2 and 1. Lee is one of two U.S. players in the final eight.
She will meet Thailand's 16-year-old Ariya Jutanugarn, the 2011 U.S. Girls' Junior champion who is coming off a successful title defense last week in the Junior PGA Championship.
"I'm not really thinking about Ariya," said Lee. "I know I have a pretty good resume. But now I'm not too tired after winning. I have an adrenaline rush."
In the other lower-bracket quarterfinal, New Zealand's 15-year-old Lydia Ko will play South Africa's Paula Reto, the oldest quarterfinalist at 22. Ko is the top-ranked amateur in the world.
In the upper-bracket quarterfinals, Canada's Nicole Zhang will face Australia's 16-year-old Su-Hyun Oh, and Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla., will play Mexico's Marijosse Navarro.
• Kevin Vigna of Coquitlam will face Lucas Gatto of Burnaby in an all-British Columbia final for the Pacific Northwest Junior Boys' Amateur title after upset semifinal victories at Port Ludlow GC. Vigna, seeded 20th, beat top-seeded Brett Manke of Lakewood, 2 and 1. Gatto, seeded 15th, defeated No. 3 Li Wang of Sammamish, 3 and 2. The 36-hole final is Friday.
• Defending NCAA champion UCLA was the preseason favorite, Washington was fifth and Washington State 11th in a poll of Pac-12 volleyball coaches.
• Ed Romeo, who played on Seattle University baseball teams with the O'Brien twins in the 1950s and later coached at Sammamish High School and worked at Longacres Racetrack, died Monday at age 81.
• The Seattle Studs, coming off a 6-2 win over Dodge City, Kan., late Wednesday night, played St. Joseph, Mo., in a loser-out game at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.
From The Associated Press and sports-information reports.
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