Meet The 2014 U.S. Girls' Junior Quarterfinalists


By Christina Lance, USGA
July 24, 2014

Brigitte Dunne, 17, of Camarillo, Calif.

  • Born March 31, 1997, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • No. 2,445 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competing in her second U.S. Girls’ Junior
    • 2013 – missed the cut
  • Winner of the 2014 North & South Junior Championship at Pinehurst No. 6
  • Runner-up at the 2014 AJGA Junior at Gainey Ranch
  • Will attend Southern Methodist University in the fall of 2015
  • At the 2014 Girls’ Junior, she defeated Lauren Waidner (round of 64), Hailee Cooper (round of 32) and Mary Janiga (round of 16)

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

  • Born Aug. 12, 1996, in Busan, Republic of Korea
  • Holds United States citizenship
  • No. 709 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competing in her fourth U.S. Girls’ Junior
    • 2013 – missed the cut
    • 2011 – missed the cut
    • 2009 – lost in the first round to Ariya Jutanugarn
  • A member of New Jersey’s winning team at the 2013 USGA Women’s State Team Championship
  • Semifinalist at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links
  • Quarterfinalist at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links
  • Runner-up at the 2012 New Jersey Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Will attend Vanderbilt University this fall
  • At the 2014 Girls’ Junior, she defeated Danielle Lee (round of 64), Yealimi Noh (round of 32) and stroke-play medalist Angel Yin (round of 16)

Andrea Lee, 15, of Hermosa Beach, Calif.

  • Born Aug. 15, 1998 in Los Angeles
  • No. 17 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competing in her second U.S. Girls’ Junior
    • 2013 – lost in the second round to Maddie Szeryk
  • Made the cut at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, shooting 79-70-77-77—303 and tying for 69th
  • Made a double-eagle in the first round of match play at the 2014 Girls’ Junior
  • Winner of the 2014 Rolex Tournament of Champions and Yani Tseng Invitational
  • Runner-up at the 2014 Thunderbird International Junior
  • A member of the victorious West Team at the 2014 Wyndham Cup
  • Will attend Stanford University in the fall of 2016
  • At the 2014 Girls’ Junior, she defeated Chakansim (Fai) Khamborn (round of 64), Yuka Saso (round of 32) and Gigi Stoll (round of 16)

Binny Lee, 15, of Frisco, Texas

  • Born July 28, 1998 in Chicago
  • No. 1,973 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competing in her first U.S. Girls’ Junior
  • Finished second at the 2014 Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Watters Creek and Aaron's/Bob Estes Abilene Junior
  • At the 2014 Girls’ Junior, she defeated Kathleen Scavo (round of 64), Courtney Dow (round of 32) and Sofia Chabon (round of 16)

Marijosse Navarro, 17, of Mexico

  • Born Sept. 6, 1996, in Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico
  • No. 48 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competing in her fourth U.S. Girls’ Junior
    • 2013 – lost in the second round to Lilia Khatu Vu
    • 2012 – lost in the second round to Lauren Diaz-Yi
    • 2011 – lost in the first round to Karen Chung
  • Quarterfinalist at the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur, where she lost to eventual runner-up Jaye Marie Green
  • Winner of the 2010, 2012 and 2013 Women’s Mexican Amateur Championships
  • Runner-up at the 2014 Women’s Mexican Amateur Championship
  • Represented Mexico at the 2010 and 2012 Women’s World Amateur Team Championships, and will be a member of the 2014 Team in September
  • Entered Texas A&M University for the spring season of 2014
  • Finished sixth at the 2014 NCAA Division I National Championship
  • At the 2014 Girls’ Junior, she defeated Malia Nam (round of 64), Monica Dibildox (round of 32) and Shannon Brooks (round of 16)

Shelly Shin, 16, of Australia

  • Born June 3, 1998, in Busan, Republic of Korea
  • Holds Australian citizenship
  • No. 82 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competing in her first U.S. Girls’ Junior
  • A member of Golf Australia’s National Squad – Junior Squad
  • Winner of the the 2014 New South Wales Junior Championship and Riversdale Cup
  • Made the cut at three professional events in 2014, including the New Zealand Women’s Open
  • At the 2014 Girls’ Junior, she defeated Ellen Takada (round of 64), Jiyoon Jang (round of 32) and Clare Amelia Legaspi (round of 16)

Princess Mary Superal, 17, of the Philippines

  • Born Jan. 16, 1997 in Dasmarinas City, Cavite, Philippines
  • No. 64 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competing in her third U.S. Girls’ Junior
    • 2013 – lost in the second round to eventual champion Gabriella Then
    • 2012 – missed the cut
  • Winner of the 2014 Kuala Lumpur Amateur Open
  • Runner-up at the 2014 Philippine Ladies Open, 2013 Thailand Amateur Open and 2012 TRANS National Championship
  • Finished third at the 2014 Women’s Porter Cup
  • At the 2014 Girls’ Junior, she defeated Maria Davis (round of 64), Anna Zhou (round of 32) and Kristen Gillman (round of 16)

 

Bethany Wu, 17, of Diamond Bar, Calif.

  • Born Dec. 20, 1996, in Whittier, Calif.
  • No. 50 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Competing in her third U.S. Girls’ Junior
    • 2013 – lost in the semifinals to eventual runner-up Lakareber Abe
    • 2012 – missed the cut 
  • A member of the victorious West Team at the 2014 Wyndham Cup
  • Winner of the 2013 and 2014 ANNIKA Invitationals
  • Runner-up at the 2014 Yani Tseng Invitational
  • Will attend UCLA in the fall of 2015
  • At the 2014 Girls Junior, she has defeated Sarah Rhee (round of 64), Samantha Wagner (round of 32) and Rose Huang (round of 16)

Christina Lance is the assistant manager of communications for the USGA. Email her at clance@usga.org.

 

 

 

 

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