Wednesday, June 24, 2009

DEVENS, Mass. (AP) — Stephanie Kono shot a 68 on Tuesday to finish at 6 under and capture medalist honors in stroke-play qualifying for stroke play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

The 19-year-old Kono, from Honolulu, edged 14-year-old Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., by one stroke. Park shot a 69 to finish at 5-under 139 for the two rounds of stroke play.

The top 64 players advanced to match play, which starts Wednesday. The 36-hole championship match is scheduled for Saturday.

Whitney Neuhauser, of Charlottesville, Va., finished third in stroke play at 140.

First-round leader Lizette Salas, of Azusa, Calif., qualified for match play by shooting a 74 to finish at 142.

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