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HHeadline: Angela Garvin Caps Off 2016 U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur Championship; Advances to the Round of 64
For Immediate Release: July 20, 2016
Norton, MA — Paramus, N.J. – After advancing to match play at the 2016 U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur Championship, Massachusetts native Angela Garvin was defeated in the round of 64 by Redwood Shores, Califoria native Lucy Li by a score of 3 and 2.
The Feeding Hills resident, who won both the 2016 Massachusetts Girls Individual High School Championship and the 2016 New England Girls Golf Championship, finished T37 after posted a two-round score of 7-over par 153 during the stroke play portion of the event held earlier this week at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey.
With her performance against a field that included more than 150 female amateurs from around the world aged 13-18, Garvin recorded a birdie and 10 pars, but the effort wasn’t enough against her competitor.
On Wednesday, Garvin trailed early, going 2 down through three holes to Li, who was the youngest player to compete in last year’s U.S. Girls Junior Championship, but rebounded on Holes No. 4 and 5 to bring the match back to all square.
The match would remain that way until the ninth hole, when Li made par then birdie to go back to 2 up. She would extend her lead to as much as 3 up and hold that lead until the 16th hole, when both golfers made par, granting Li the 3 and 2 victory.
Li registered two birdies in her performance. The 15-year old Garvin recently placed third at last week’s AJGA Junior Championship, held at The Ranch GC and is the 2016 WGAM Junior Amateur Champion.