LOCAL GOLF : Nakata, Booth in Amateur Field
Two Orange County golfers qualified for the match-play portion of the U.S. Women’s Amateur championship at Homestead’s Cascades Course in Hot Springs, Va. Akemi Nakata of Dana Point shot a two-over-par 73 in the second round of medal play for a 148 total, and Coto de Caza’s Kellee Booth had a 75 for 151.
The cut was at 13-over 157 for the 64 players who advanced to match play, which begins today. Amy Bubon of Westminster failed to advance.
Alicia Allison of Santa Ana and Darren Angel of Northridge, playing for Team West, defeated Team East’s Jeremy Anderson of Lake Mary, Fla., and Lauren Jeske of Tampa, Fla., 4 and 3 in four-ball matches at the American Junior Golf Assn.'s Canon Cup at TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
Team East leads after the first day, 10 1/2-4 1/2.
In the morning matches, Team West’s Jenny Lee of Fullerton and Keri Cornelius of Scottsdale, Ariz., lost to the East’s Robin Cook of Pace, Fla., and Jeske, 4 and 3. Allison, with partner Skyli Yamada of Sandy, Utah, were beaten by Shauna Estes of Orangeburg, S.C., and Kathryn Cusick of Jacksonville, Fla., 4 and 2.
Team West’s Chris Berry of Yorba Linda and Ted Oh of Torrance lost to Jeremy Anderson and Matt Kuchar, both of Lake Mary, Fla., 2 and 1.