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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.

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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.

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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.


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