Meet The 2014 WAPL Quarterfinalists


By Christina Lance, USGA
July 17, 2014

Sirene Blair, 19, South Jordan, Utah

  • Born Jan. 29, 1995, in South Jordan, Utah
  • No. 184 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Women’s Western Amateur Championship, where she fell to eventual champion Mika Liu
  • A rising sophomore at San Diego State University
  • Winner of the 2013 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
  • At the 2014 WAPL, she defeated Nani Yanagi (round of 64), Maddie Szeryk (round of 32) and Soobin Kim (round of 16)

Doris Chen, 21, of Bradenton, Fla.

  • Born March 3, 1993, in New York, N.Y.
  • Holds dual citizenship with the United States and Chinese Taipei
  • No. 14 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion
  • 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links runner-up
  • 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur semifinalist
  • Competed in three U.S. Women’s Opens
  • A rising senior at the University of Southern California
  • 2014 NCAA individual champion
  • A member of Southern Cal’s NCAA championship-winning team in 2013
  • Low amateur at the 2013 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship
  • Runner-up at the 2011 North & South Women’s Championship
  • At the 2014 WAPL, she defeated Krystal Quihuis (round of 64), Rose Huang (round of 32) and Lauren Diaz-Yi (round of 16)

Dominique Galloway, 16, of Rio Rancho, N.M.

  • Born Sept. 16, 1997, in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • No. 2,399 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Won the 2014 PGA Junior Series at The Golf Club of Dallas
  • Won the 2013 Albuquerque Women’s City Golf Championship, becoming the youngest winner in championship history
  • Won the 2013 New Mexico-West Texas Women’s Amateur
  • Sister is Jacquelyn Galloway, who missed the cut at the 2014 WAPL
  • At the 2014 WAPL, she defeated Catherine Dolan (round of 64), Sarah Cho (round of 32) and Ji Eun Baik (round of 16)

Cindy Ha, 17, of Demarest, N.J.

  • Born Aug. 12, 1996, in Busan, Republic of Korea
  • Holds United States citizenship
  • No. 1,488 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • A member of New Jersey’s winning team at the 2013 USGA Women’s State Team Championship
  • Quarterfinalist at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links
  • Runner-up at the 2012 New Jersey Women’s Amateur Championship
  • At the 2014 WAPL, she defeated Lydia Gumm (round of 64), Alice Chen (round of 32) and Jennifer Yang (round of 16)

Fumie (Alice) Jo, 15, the People’s Republic of China

  • Born May 7, 1999, in Toyama, Japan
  • No. 788 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Runner-up at the 2014 Rolex Tournament of Champions and tied for 13th at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, both conducted by the American Junior Golf Association
  • At the 2014 WAPL, she defeated Alexis Keating (round of 64), Caroline Inglis (round of 32) and Cassy Isagawa (round of 16)

Eun Jeong Seong, 14, of the Republic of Korea

  • Born Oct. 31, 1999, in Yongin in the Gyeonggi-do province of the Republic of Korea
  • No. 386 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competing in her first match-play event
  • Has played in numerous KLPGA Tour events
  • At the 2014 WAPL, she defeated Samantha Gotcher (round of 64), Grace Na (round of 32) and Eimi Koga (round of 16)

Gabriella Then, 18, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

  • Born Oct. 22, 1995, in Whittier, Calif.
  • No. 106 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competed in three U.S. Women’s Opens 
  • 2013 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion
  • Winner of the 2013 Scott Robertson Memorial
  • A rising sophomore at the University of Southern California
  • Sister is Angella Then, who missed the cut at the 2014 WAPL
  • At the 2014 WAPL, she defeated Hannah Sodersten (round of 64), Rachelle Santos (round of 32) and Stani Schiavone (round of 16)

Alana Uriell, 17, of Carlsbad, Calif.

  • Born Aug. 22, 1996, in La Jolla, Calif.
  • Unranked in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Tied for seventh at the 2014 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association
  • Will attend the University of Arkansas in the fall
  • At the 2014 WAPL, she defeated Jacqueline Bendrick (round of 64), Leilanie Kim (round of 32) and Robynn Ree (round of 16)

 

 

 

 

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