Kang earns medalist spot for US Junior girls

Kang earns medalist spot for US Junior girls

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Danielle Kang of Thousand Oaks, Calif., shot a 74 and earned medalist honors for the U.S. Girls Junior Championship on Tuesday at The Country Club of North Carolina.

Kang finished two rounds of stroke play 3-under 141. She’ll be the top seed when match play for the top 64 qualifiers begins Wednesday.

Ginger Howard of Bradenton, Fla., shot even par in the second round to stay at 2 under and hold second place. Megan Khang, a 12-year-old from Rockland, Mass., was the only other golfer under par in stroke play as finished at 1 under.

Gyeol Park of Korea shot Tuesday’s best round at 3 under and moved to fourth place overall at even par. She was 3 under on the back side, closing with an eagle on the par-5 18th.

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