U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR
Meet The 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Quarterfinalists August 11, 2010 By USGA

Junthima Gulyanamitta, West Lafayette, Ind.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-and-1 victory over Calle Nielson … playing in her third Women’s Amateur … lost in the first round in 2008 and 2009 … played in the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open, where she missed the cut … also played in the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, where she lost to eventual champion Jennifer Song in the first round … runner-up at the 2009 Lady Northern Invitational … earned NCGA All-American honorable mention honors in 2009-10 … a first-team All-Big-10 selection in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 … tied for ninth individually at the 2010 NCAA Division I Championship, helping Purdue claim the team title … has a career-low round of 66, shot at the 2008 UCF Challenge … a senior at Purdue University in 2010-11 … is a native of Thailand … daughter of Jumnuan and Rugoe … has three siblings, Thiraphan, Jarunan and Russy, who was the runner-up at the 2000 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links … enjoys playing games and basketball and watching television, particularly the Disney Channel … birth date: Nov. 12, 1988.

College bio: http://www.purduesports.com/sports/w-golf/mtt/gulyanamitta_junthima00.html

Danielle Kang, 17, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-up victory over Juliana Murcia Ortiz … earned stroke-play medalist honors at the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior, where she advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Doris Chen
also played in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 U.S. Girls’ Juniors, advancing to the second round each time … also earned medalist honors at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur … reached the first round of match play at the 2007 and 2009 Women’s Amateurs … made the cut at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont (Pa.) C.C.. finishing 64th … 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 15th … earned 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.

College bio: http://www.pepperdinesports.com/sports/w-golf/mtt/kang_danielle00.html

Jennifer Kirby, 19, of Canada
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-up victory over Sara-Maude Juneau … played in four U.S. Girls’ Juniors … lost in the second round in 2006 and 2008 and the first round in 2005 … represented Canada at the 2010 Copa de las Americas … counts among her victories the 2009 Canadian Women’s Amateur, 2009 Canadian Junior Girls, 2009 Ontario Women’s Amateur, 2009 Ontario Junior Girls, 2009 Toronto Star Amateur and 2009 CN Pacific Future Links … runner-up at the 2010 Liz Murphy Collegiate at the University of Georgia … a quarterfinalist at the 2010 Ladies’ British Open Amateur … an NGCA All-American honorable mention in 2009-10 … also earned NGCA All-American Scholar honors in 2009-10 … named an SEC First-Team selection and the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2009-10 … the 2009-10 Scoreboard Award for the Canadian Women’s Amateur of the Year … has a career-low round of 64, shot at the 2009 Ontario Junior Girls Championship … a sophomore at the University of Alabama in 2010-11 … helped Alabama to a third-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Division Championship, finishing seventh individually … daughter of Sandra and Ken … has an older brother, Patrick … enjoys going to movies, listening to music, going out for dinner, and shopping … birth date: Feb. 23, 1991.

College bio: http://www.rolltide.com/sports/w-golf/mtt/kirby_jennifer00.html

Jessica Korda, 17, of Bradenton, Fla.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a victory over Lisa McCloskey in 20 holes … a member of the victorious USA Curtis Cup Team in 2010 … made the cut at the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Women’s Opens, shooting final-round 69s both years … also played in the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open, where she missed the cut … finished 26th in 2009 … finished T-19 in 2008, when her final-round 69 was the only sub-70 score on Sunday … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur … advanced to the third round of the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Junior … represented the USA at the 2010 Copa de las Americas, helping lead the USA to a victory in the women’s and overall championships … represented Czech Republic at the 2006 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship … won the 2010 AJGA Scott Robertson Memorial and the 2008 Betsy Rawls … runner-up at the Rolex Girls and Scott Robertson in 2009 … won the Bobcat Trail Open in 2007 on the FCWT Junior Golf Tour … represented the USA at the 2009 Junior Solheim Cup and recorded a record of 1-0 in singles, 1-0 in four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … two-time Junior Champion in Czech Republic … youngest player to make a cut on the Ladies European Tour at age 13, during the opening round of the 2006 OTP Bank Ladies Central European Open … 2007 First Team FCWT All-American … gave up tennis and took up golf when she was nine because she did not like running … daughter of Petr and Regina … father is Petr Korda who played on the ATP Tour and won the 1998 Australian Open … mother was also a highly ranked tennis pro … has one sister, Nelly, and a brother, Sebastian … attends Bradenton Preparatory Academy … enjoys photography, reading and listening to music … birth place: Sarasota, Fla. … birth date: Feb. 27, 1993.

Erynne Lee, 17, of Silverdale, Wash.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-and-1 victory over Lizette Salas … advanced
to the semifinals of the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur, where she lost to eventual champion Amanda Blumenherst … lost in the third round of the 2009 Women’s Amateur and missed the cut in 2006 … played in the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open, where she missed the cut .. advanced to the second round in the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Junior and the first round of the 2008 and 2010 Girls’ Juniors … four-time AJGA All-America honoree – first team in 2007; second team in 2009 and honorable mention in 2006 and 2008 … represented the West team at the 2008 Canon Cup … represented the USA at the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup and recorded a record of 1-0 in singles, 0-1 in mixed four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … also a member of Team USA at the 2007 Evian Junior Cup in France … won the 2010 AJGA Laredo Energy, the 2008 and 2009 Kathy Whitworth Invitationals and the 2008 AJGA at Wenatchee … runner-up at the 2008 and 2009 AJGA Texas A&M and the 2008 Rolex Girls’ Championship … also runner-up at the 2009 and 2009 AJGA Laredo Energy … named the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and Washington State Golf Association Women’s and Girls’ Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 … has two holes-in-one and a career-low round of 66, shot in the second round of the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur … a senior at Central Kitsap High School in 2010-11 … named a second-team AJGA Rolex All-American selection in 2009 …daughter of Brian and Debbie … has one sister, Katie, who also played in the 2010 Girls’ Junior and Women’s Amateur with Erynne … enjoys playing ping pong and badminton, taking pictures, snowboarding, kayaking, hiking and watching criminal television series … birth place: Los Angeles, Calif. … birth date: Feb. 13, 1993.

Sydnee Michaels, 22, Temecula, Calif.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a victory over Jungeun Han in 19 holes … has played in three U.S. Women’s Opens, in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and made the cut in 2008 … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links …  also played in the 2007 and 2008 Women’s Public Links … has played in four other U.S. Women’s Amateurs (2006-09) and advanced to the third round in 2006 and 2009 and the second round in 2007 and 2008 … advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Junior … chosen as second alternate for the 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team, became first alternate when Candace Schepperle declined … won the 2010 Canadian Women’s Amateur … won the 2007 NCAA East Regional Championship … won the 2008 Mason Rudolph Collegiate … tied for runner-up at the 2009 Mason Rudolph Invitational … earned second-team NGCA All-America honors in 2007-08 and 2009-10 … earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2007-08 and 2008-09 and first-team honors in 2009-10 …
played on the USA Team that defeated Japan in the Fuji Xerox Collegiate Championship and earned MVP honors … represented the USA at the 2005 Junior Solheim Cup and recorded a record of 1-0 in singles, 1-0 in four-ball and 1-0 in foursomes … played on the 2006 Canon Cup West Team and was undefeated … made the cut at the 2006 LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship … has a career-low round of 66 … a 2010 graduate of UCLA … daughter of Alex and JoAnne … has seven brothers and sisters … birth place: Upland, Calif. … born: June 15, 1988.

College bio: http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/w-golf/mtt/michaels_sydnee00.html

Kristen Park, 17, of Buena Park, Calif.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a victory over Marina Alex in 20 holes … won the 2007 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship … also played in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Girls’ Juniors, advancing to the third round each time … played in the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Women’s Opens, where she missed the cut … also played in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateurs … lost in the first round in 2008 and 2009 and missed the cut in 2007 … won the 2010 Kathy Whitworth Invitational … won the 2010 Rolex Tournament of Champions and runner-up at the 2007 Rolex … also won the 2008 AJGA Joanne Silverbelle and Las Vegas Founders and the 2010 Hunter Mahan Under Armour Championship … runner-up at the 2010 Mission Hills Desert Junior … represented the West team at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 AJGA Canon Cup … represented the USA at the 2007 and 2009 Junior Solheim Cups … named to the 2010 USA Junior Ryder Cup Team … has one career hole-in-one, recorded during the 2010 Rolex Tournament of Champions at Blessings Golf Club … has a career-low round of 66, shot at Mission Hills Desert Junior … a senior at Sunny Hills High School in 2010-11 … daughter of Ken and Sabina … has one sister, Sol … birth date: Dec. 27, 1992.

Stephanie Sherlock, 23, of Canada
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-and-1 victory over Kelly Shon … playing in her third Women’s Amateur … lost in the third round in 2008 and the second round in 2009 … also played in the 2006 Girls’ Junior, where she lost in the second round … represented Canada at the 2008 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship and the 2007 and 2010 Copa de las Americas … won the 2007 Canadian Amateur … won three CN Tour events, in 2007, 2008 and 2010 … recorded several collegiate victories – the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate, the 2007 and 2008 Sun Belt Conference Championship, 2006 Salbasgeon Suites Invitational and 2006 TaylorMade Aztec Fall Classic … tied for fifth at the 2008 NCAA Division I Championship … awarded NCGA second-team All-America honors in 2006-07 and 2008-09, honorable mention in 2007-08 …  … earned SBC All-Conference honors all four years at Denver … a RCGA National Order of Merit recipient in 2009 … named RCGA Top Amateur Female Golfer in 2008 … named the 2005 Canadian Junior Player of the Year … the 2008 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year for golf … the 2007 University of Denver Athlete of the Year … also named has a career-low round of 65, shot at the 2008 Sun Belt Conference Championship … a 2010 graduate of the University of Denver … born in Germany … daughter of David and Angela … has a younger sister, Melanie … loves music, singing and dancing … also played basketball and hockey … birth date: May 21, 1987.

College bio: http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=1179812


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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