We started the 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior with four sets of sisters and two sets have qualified for match play: Erynne and Katie Lee, and Mariana Sierra Sims. Alexandra Newell qualified for match play, while her sister Anneliese did not qualify. Both Murrays, Laura and Lindsay, also failed to advance. Robbie Howard, the younger sister of No. 2 seed Ginger Howard and a fine player in her own right, is caddying for her sister.
Past champion Kristen Park also advanced and will take on Alexandra Newell in the first round.
Other notables to advance included 2009 semifinalist Doris Chen, past American Junior Golf Association Player of the Year Victoria Tanco, 2009 USGA Women's State Team champion member Mariah Stackhouse (Georgia), 2008 U.S. Girls' Junior runner-up Karen Chung and 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links stroke-play medalist Ariya Jutanugarn. The youngest player to advance was 12-year-old Megan Khang of Rockland, Mass.