Supporting and promoting golf in Northern California

CWAC State Amateur Championship

Quail Lodge GC
November 6-10, 2012

November 10, 2012

CARMEL – Angel Yin of Arcadia won her second California Women’s Amateur Championship in three years, taking a 4 up lead in the morning before closing out 2009 champion Casie Cathrea 2 and 1 in 35 holes.

Yin, who is just 14, also won the 2010 title by beating Cathrea in the semifinals. Cathrea, a 16-year-old from Livermore, will play golf at Oklahoma State next fall.

2010 and 2012 Champion: Angel Lin

Cathrea was 4 down through 27 holes, but won holes 12 and 14 to get back into the match. But Yin maintained control of the match by matching birdies with Cathrea on the par-5 No. 15 to stay 2 up. Cathrea had a chance to send the finals to the 36th hole of the day, but three-putted to end the match.

November 9, 2012

CARMEL – The top two seeds won both their matches on Friday, setting up a championship showdown between No. 1 Angel Yin and No. 2 Casie Cathrea on Saturday morning at Quail Lodge.

The 14-year-old Yin, who won the 2010 California Women’s Amateur, knocked off Yoonhee Kim 7 and 6 in the quarterfinals, before beating Callista Ringsby 1-up in the semifinals.

The 16-year-old Cathrea, who won the 2009 California Women’s Amateur, ended 10-year-old Lucy Li’s run in the quarterfinals 5 and 3, before taking down Renata Young 2 up in the semifinals.

The 2012 championship is a rematch of the 2010 semifinals, when Yin beat Cathrea 4 and 3. Lin went on to win the championship as a 12 year old.

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Photo Gallery Quarterfinals

November 8, 2012

CARMEL – Angel Lin of Arcadia earned medalist honors at the 46th Annual California Women’s Amateur Championship after stroke play qualifying rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday at Quail Lodge GC. Lin shot rounds of 77 and 69 to earn the No. 1 overall seed with a 146 total. Former champions Casie Cathrea and Lynne Cowan finished right behind Lin posting 36 hole scores of 148. Cathrea, a 16-year-old from Livermore, put together rounds of 73 and 75 and was allotted the second seed. Cowan of Davis, a four-time winner of this event, had matching rounds 74 giving her the third seed.

The rounds of 32 and 16 took place Thursday. Lin, Cathrea and Cowan each respectively advanced to the quarterfinal round for Friday. One of the bigger stories of the event involves 10-year-old Lucy Li of Redwood Shores. Li advanced to the quarterfinal round and will face Casie Cathrea.

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Photo Gallery Round of 16

Author: Jerry Stewart

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