June 14, 2018
Concord resident Yealimi Noh is on her way to Poppy Hills Golf Course for the 2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.
Noh, winner of the 2014 California Junior Girls’ State Championship, shot a medalist-earning 5-under 67 in an 18-hole qualifier held Thursday at par-72 Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. Noh carded six birdies with just one bogey. She’d post a 32 on the back-nine.
This year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship will tee off July 16-21.
Also advancing through the qualifier were Roseville’s Sienna Lyford and Doodle Yuen of Los Gatos, who each shot 70.
A total of eight spots were awarded at the Reserve qualifier. Other players moving on were Sofia Young of Benicia (71), Madelyn Gamble of Pleasant Hill and Alice Liu of Pleasanton (72) and Nthenya Maithya of Modesto and Katherine Zhu of San Jose (73).