June 19, 2017
Concord resident Yealimi Noh and five others are headed to this year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.
Noh, who won last year’s CIF/NCGA NorCal title, shot a medalist-earning 2-under 70 in an 18-hole qualifier held Monday at par-72 Merced Golf and Country Club. A member of the Junior Tour of Northern California, Noh posted five birdies with three bogeys. She’d finish her day with three straight birdies on holes No.16-No.18.
Beah Cruz of Vacaville was second at 71, with Quynn Duong of San Jose taking third at 72.
The final automatic three spots went to Canadian Phoebe Yu, Stockton’s Madeline Zunino and Madison Wood of Thousand Oaks, who all came in at 74.
This year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior will tee off July 24-29 at Boone Valley GC in Missouri. The 2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior will be at Poppy Hills GC in Pebble Beach.