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Meet The 2009 WAPL Quarterfinalists

Casie Cathrea, 13, Livermore, Calif.

Youngest contestant remaining in the championship is headed to the ninth grade in fall …Has one brother, Cory, 11…In sectional qualifying she birdied the 16th and 17th holes, then double-bogeyed the 18th but still qualified…Won the 2005 U.S. Kids World Championship…Made the semifinals for the 2008 California Women’s Match-Play Championship…Has won five tournaments in 2009 and was runner-up three times…She also plays on her school basketball team, which won the 8th grade girls championship at Christenson Middle School in Livermore. She qualified for the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior but missed the cut… She has qualified for the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship....Born: Nov. 17, 1995

Cydney Clanton, 19, Concord, N.C.

She’ll be a junior at Auburn University in September…In sectional qualifying for this championship she shot 71…Her father, Bobby Clanton, is her caddie this week…Has quite a USGA record, making the top 16 in the 2007 U.S. Girls’ Junior and qualifying for the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open, where she missed the cut…She also qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2007 and 2008, where she advanced to the second round in 2007…She has three brothers…She’s very athletic and enjoys other sports…Her lowest competitive round is 66…When she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open in 2008, it was with a round of five under par...Born: July 18, 1989

Joanna Coe, 19, Mays Landing, N.J.

Has two older sisters, Monica and Kristen…Attends Rollins College…She qualified for the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur but missed the cut…Her father, Michael Coe, is her caddie this week…In college play she won the Sunshine State Conference tournament and was ninth at NCAA Division II Championship…She has won three college tournaments this year and is a Division II All-American and Academic All-American…She set her high school’s soccer scoring record with 50 goals and 50 assists..Biggest thrill in golf was winning the NCAA Division II championship as an individual and as a team in 2008...Born: Aug. 30, 1989

Kimberly Kim, 17, Hilo, Hawaii

Has three sisters, Christine, Lucy and Arlene…In 2006 she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the age of 14, the youngest  champion in history…Runner-up in the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links…Will attend the University of Denver as a freshman in the fall…Was first in the recent Rolex Girls Junior Championship with scores of 73-72-73…Tied the low scoring record at on-site qualifying at the 2006 U.S. Girls’ Junior with a round of 62…Low qualifier in her California section 2009 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier…Says she loves to sleep...Born: Aug. 23, 1991

Sydnee Michaels, 21, Temecula, Calif.

Oldest contestant remaining in this championship…Will be a senior at UCLA…She qualified for 11 USGA championships…Won the 2007 NCAA East Regional Championship…Won the 2008 Mason Rudolph Collegiate…Is an NCAA All-American…NCAA All-Region Team…Most Valuable Player in the 2008 U.S.-Japan Matches…She has a passion for theater and moves and plays guitar, writing her own music…Enjoys working out, playing her guitar, going to the beach, dancing, playing golf with the UCLA football team, sleeping and eating chocolates...Born: June 15, 1988

Jisoo Park, 14, Korea

Born in South Korea, Jisoo has only been in the USA for two months and will return to Daegu, Korea, after she plays in the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur…Qualified for this championship in Georgia, shooting 74 to qualify 13th, winning a spot in a six-player playoff…Her caddie is Mark Lamb, who is also her golf coach…She has a 27-year-old sister…For fun, Jisoo draws cartoons…She has won three recent tournaments in Korea and shot 77 in sectional qualifying for the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open at Industry Hills, Calif., but missed qualifying…Her lowest competitive score is a 68…She likes CyWorld games, watching TV, outlet malls and Disneyland...Born: June 7, 1995

Sun Park, 17, Vail, Colo.

She has two brothers and a sister…Attends Cienega High School and will graduate in 2010…She was born in Korea…Moved to U.S. six years ago with her family...Qualified for last year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship as an alternate …Shot a 67, her lowest competitive score, in the last round of the PGA Junior national championship qualifier in Arizona to finish as low scorer after being three strokes back after the first round…second in the Junior World qualifier…was the Arizona Junior Girls Champion in 2006 and 2008…She has a 4.95 GPA…Her caddie is Mike Griffin, who was provided by the local championship committee. Born: Sept. 19, 1991

Jennifer Song, 19, La Canada, Calif.

She has one brother, Albert…She’s a sophomore at the University of Southern California…Born in Ann Arbor, Mich…Runner-up in this championship in 2008…Tied for low amateur (39th overall) in 2007 U.S. Women’s Open but missed the cut last year…Quarterfinalist in 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur…Advanced to second round of 2007 U.S. Girls’ Junior…Her dad, Museok Song, is her caddie…Runner-up in the 2009 NCAA Championship finishing at two over par…Member of the 2007 and 2008 Korean National Team…Golfweek’s College Player of the Year in 2009…Was named most balanced student while in high school...Born: Dec. 20, 1989

Bios compiled by Rhonda Glenn, manager of communications for the USGA.



Championship Facts

Women's Amateur Public Links

PAR AND YARDAGE - Red Tail Golf Club will play at 6,165/6,267 yards and a par of 36-3672.

ARCHITECT - Red Tail Golf Club was designed by Brian Silva and opened in 2002.

COURSE SETUP - The USGA Course Rating® for the WAPL Championship at Red Tail Golf Club is 75.7 and USGA Slope Rating® is 134.

Tees, fairways, approaches and collars, height of grass 0.45-.50 inch

Putting greens, height of grass 0.120 inch with a speed of 10.5-11 feet on USGA Stimpmeter

Intermediate Rough 1.25 inches

Graduated Rough 3.5 inches

ADMISSION - Admission is free. Tickets are not needed for this USGA championship and spectators are encouraged to attend.


Monday, June 22 First round, stroke play (18 holes)
Tuesday, June 23 Second round, stroke play (18 holes)
Wednesday, June 24 First round, match play (18 holes)
Thursday, June 25 Second round, match play (18 holes); Third round, match play (18 holes)
Friday, June 26 Quarterfinals, match play (18 holes); Semifinals, match play (18 holes)
Saturday, June 27 Final, match play (36 holes)



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