U.S. GIRLS' JUNIOR
Meet The Quarterfinalists July 21, 2010 By USGA

Doris Chen, 17, of Bradenton, Fla.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-and-1 victory over Elisabeth Bernabe … playing in her second U.S. Girls’ Junior …lost in the semifinals at the 2009 championship … won the 2010 IMGA Match Play … also won the 2006 AJGA Open at Marshalia and the 2008 AJGA Mizuno Open at Innisbrook … earned second-team AJGA All-America honors in 2008-09 and honorable mention honors in 2007-08 … named the 2008 IMGA Player of the Year … has a career-low round of 66, shot in Florida when she was 14 … attends the Pendleton School … has dual citizenship between the USA and Chinese Taipei … enjoys reading novels and watching movies … daughter of Yuh-Guey Lin and Chien-Yu Chen … birth date: March 3, 1993.

Katelyn Dambaugh , 15, of Goose Creek, S.C.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 4-and-3 victory over Christina Foster …is playing in her first USGA championship … NJGT national champion from 2006-08 … the 2008 Charleston City champion … the 2009 SCISA High School Medalist … runner-up in the 2009 Beth Daniel Junior Azalea … World Youth Team Challenge champion … has a career-low round of 70, shot at the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea at the Country Club of Charleston in 2009 … named the Charleston Metro Sports Council High Athlete of the Year in 2008 … SCISA All-State honoree in 2008 and 2009 … named to the All-Lowcountry Golf Team in 2008 and 2009 … earned a varsity letter in the fifth grade for golf … has two career holes-in-one … enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with friends as well as volunteering with junior golf camps and summer basketball camps … plays left-handed … attends Pinewood Preparatory School … daughter of Eric and Cindy … has one sister, Brooke … birth date: Oct. 1, 1994.

Danielle Kang, 17, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-and-3 victory over Haley Andreas … playing in her fourth U.S. Girls’ Junior … advanced to the second round in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … stroke-play medalist at the championship … also earned medalist honors at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur … made the cut at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont (Pa.) C.C. … also played in the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open, where she missed the cut … graduated from high school early and attended Pepperdine University in the spring of 2010 … earned second-team All-American honors from Golfweek magazine … medalist at the 2010 Bruin Wave Invitational, her second collegiate tournament … runner-up at the 2010 West Coast Conference Championship … was Pepperdine’s top finisher at the NCAA East Regional, where she finished sixth, and the NCAA Championship, where she tied for 15 th … e arned WCC Freshman of the Year and All-WCC first-team honors … daughter of Grace Lee and K.S. Kang … has one brother, Alex, who is on the San Diego State men’s golf team … birth date: Oct. 20, 1992.

Stephanie Liu, 13, of St. Albans, Mo.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-and-6 victory over Cali Hipp … missed the cut at the 2009 Girls’ Junior … also played in the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, where she missed the cut … has also qualified for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur … won the 2010 HJCT at Sea Palms … runner-up at the 2010 AJGA Aspen and the 2010 FJT at Killearn CC … has one hole-in-one … has a career-low round of 70, shot at Sea Palms on St. Simons Island, Ga., in April of 2010 … earned her Taekwando first-degree black belt at the age of 7 … likes to swim, work out, read, watch movies and spend time with her family … attends Florida Virtual School … daughter of John and Elizabeth … has two brothers, Brandon and Kevin … Brandon played in the U.S. Junior Amateur this week at Egypt Valley C.C. in Ada, Mich. … birth date: May 13, 1997.

Ally McDonald, 17, of Fulton, Miss.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 19-hole victory over Ginger Howard …playing in her second Girls’ Junior … missed the cut by one stroke at the 2009 championship … has a career-low round of 66, shot at Greenville Country Club in June of 2010 … lists as her career highlight holing a shot from the fairway for double eagle at the high school championship to shoot a 69 in the eighth grade … enjoys playing basketball and being involved in her community … attends Itawamba AHS … plans to attend Mississippi State in the fall of 2011 … daughter of Jamie and Angie … has one brother, Andrew … birth date: Oct. 25, 1992.

Gyeol Park, 14, of Korea
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-up victory over Lindsey Weaver … playing in her first USGA championship …has a career-low round of 66, shot at Los Serranos Country Club in June of 2010 … attends Yedang Middle School … enjoys reading books and listening to music … daughter of Hyeongjoon Park and Myungsun Ahn … birth date: Jan. 9, 1996.

Victoria Tanco , 16, of Argentina
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-and-3 victory over 2007 Girls’ Junior champion Kristen Park … playing in her fourth Girls’ Junior … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2009 championship before falling to eventual champion Amy Anderson … has played in three U.S. Women’s Open Championships, in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … has also played in the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur … won the 2010 Annika Invitational, the 2008 and 2009 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions, and the 2009 Mizuno Golf Championship … named the AJGA Rolex Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 … has a career low round of 10-under 63, shot in Argentina in 2008 … has one hole-in-one, made on the third hole at the Annika Invitational at the Ginn Resort and Spa’s Independence Course in 2009 … enjoys reading, being with her friends, playing ping pong and watching television … attending Sworn College … daughter of Marecelo and Ana Lucia … has one brother, Nicolas … birth date: Feb. 25, 1994.

Mariko Tumangan , 16, of San Jose, Calif.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-and-1 victory over Nicole Morales …is playing in her fourth Girls’ Junior … also played in the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur … was the 2009 California Girls’ State Championship runner-up … the 2007, 2008 and 2009 WCAL champion … also won the 2008 and 2009 CCS Championships … has a career-low round of 62, shot at Rancho Canada in Carmel in 2009 … has competed all over the world for abacus math competitions … enjoys playing other sports like basketball, tennis and swimming … will be a senior at Presentation High School ... plans to attend Stanford in the fall of 2011 … daughter of Rabbinal Tumangan and Misako Yamaguchi … has one brother, Iko … birth date: Oct. 15, 1993.

Profiles compiled by Beth Murrison, manager of championship communications for the USGA. E-mail her with questions or comments at bmurrison@usga.org.



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