Meet the Quarterfinalists


By USGA
July 25, 2013

Lakareber Abe, 17, of Angleton, Texas

  • Born April 15, 1996, in Houston, Texas
  • Competing in her seventh USGA championship
  • Best prior Girls’ Junior finish was a first-round loss to Casie Cathrea in 2011
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Women’s Amateur Public Links, where she fell to eventual champion Kyung Kim
  • Tied for 20th at the 2013 Rolex Girls Junior Championship
  • Finished second at the 2013 Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions
  • Has committed to attend the University of Alabama in the fall of 2014
  • Her older sister, Tezira, has also competed in USGA championships and plays for the University of Texas
  • At the 2013 Girls’ Junior, she has defeated Lou Daniella Uy (first round), Taylor Tomlinson (second round) and Lilia Khatu Vu (third round)

Sabrina Bonanno, 17, of Norridge, Ill.

  • Born Oct. 27, 1995, in Chicago, Ill.
  • Competing in her third USGA championship
  • Missed the cut at the 2012 Girls’ Junior, her only other championship appearance
  • Playing in her first match-play event
  • Won the 2013 Plantations Junior Golf Tour National Championship
  • Will attend the University of Arkansas, Little Rock in the fall of 2014
  • At the 2013 Girls’ Junior, she has defeated Aliea Clark (first round, coming back from a four-hole deficit), stroke-play medalist Bailey Tardy (second round) and Maria Fassi (third round)

Casie Cathrea, 17, of Livermore, Calif.

  • Born Nov. 17, 1995, in Castro Valley, Calif.
  • Competing in her eighth USGA championship
  • Low amateur at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open, where her final-round70 was tied for Sunday’s low score and was one of only four sub-par rounds that day
  • Best prior Girls’ Junior finish was a quarterfinal loss to Ariya Jutanugarn in 2012
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 Women’s Amateur Public Links at age 13, where she fell to eventual champion Jennifer Song
  • Winner of the 2013 Women’s Porter Cup
  • Winner of the 2013 San Francisco City Championship
  • Will represent the USA at the 2013 Junior Solheim Cup
  • Will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2013
  • At the 2013 Girls’ Junior, she has defeated Lyberty Anderson (first round), Jennifer Kupcho (second round) and defending champion Minjee Lee (third round)

Yueer “Cindy” Feng, 17, of Orlando, Fla.

  • Born Feb. 10, 1996 in the People’s Republic of China
  • Competing in her 11th USGA championship
  • Competed in three U.S. Women’s Opens
  • Best prior Girls’ Junior finish was the quarterfinals in 2012, where she lost to Lydia Ko
  • Runner-up at the 2013 North & South Women’s Championship
  • Finished ninth at the 2013 Rolex Tournament of Champions
  • At the 2013 Girls’ Junior, she has defeated Dana Gattone (first round), Emily Campbell (second round) and Hannah Green (third round)

Megan Khang, 15, of Rockland, Mass.

  • Born Oct. 23, 1997, in Brockton, Mass.
  • Competing in her seventh USGA championship
  • Competed in the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open
  • Best prior Girls’ Junior finish was the second round in 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Winner of the 2012 and 2013 Connecticut Women’s Open Championship
  • Tied for 11th at the 2013 Rolex Tournament of Champions
  • Tied for second at the 2013 Scott Robertson Memorial
  • At the 2013 Girls’ Junior, she has defeated Alice Chen (first round), Hannah O’Sullivan (second round) and Maddie Szeryk (third round)

Kathleen Scavo, 15, of Benicia, Calif.

  • Born Aug. 31, 1997, in Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • Competing in her second USGA championship
  • Lost to Nicole Morales in the second round of the 2012 Girls’ Junior, her only other championship appearance
  • Won the 2012 and 2013 California Junior Girls’ State Championships
  • Tied for 15th at the 2013 Rolex Tournament of Champions
  • Tied for 10th at the 2013 Rolex Girls Junior Championship
  • At the 2013 Girls’ Junior, she has defeated Lauren Gros (first round), Elizabeth Wang (second round) and Mai Dechathipat (third round)

Gabriella Then, 17, of Upland, Calif.

  • Born Oct. 22, 1995, in Whittier, Calif.
  • Competing in her 11th USGA championship
  • Competed in three U.S. Women’s Opens
  • Best prior Girls’ Junior finish was the quarterfinals in 2011, where she lost to eventual champion Ariya Jutanugarn
  • Winner of the 2013 Scott Robertson Memorial
  • Will attend the University of Southern California in the fall of 2013
  • Sister is Angella Then, who lost in the first round at the 2013 Girls’ Junior
  • At the 2013 Girls’ Junior, she has defeated Gabrielle Barker (first round), Princess Superall (second round) and Cheyenne Knight (third round)

 Bethany Wu, 16, of Diamond Bar, Calif.

  • Born Dec. 20, 1996, in Whittier, Calif.
  • Competing in her fifth USGA championship
  • Missed the cut at the 2011 Girls’ Junior, her only other championship appearance
  • Tied for 15th at the Rolex Tournament of Champions
  • Won the 2013 ANNIKA Invitational
  • Will represent the USA at the 2013 Junior Solheim Cup
  • Has verbally committed to attend the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall of 2015
  • At the 2013 U.S. Girls’ Junior, she has defeated Kelly Whaley (first round), Nicole Morales (second round) and Samantha Wagner (third round)
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