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LOCAL GOLF : Booth Moves On at U.S. Amateur

Kellee Booth of Coto de Caza won two matches Wednesday in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Homestead’s Cascades Course in Hot Springs, Va.

Booth, who will be a freshman at Arizona State this fall, is one of 16 to advance to the third round.

Booth beat Page Marsh Lea of Jamestown, N.C., 5 and 4, in the second round.

Booth, a graduate of Santa Margarita High School, eliminated Kimberly Millies of Big Bend, Wis., 1-up, in the first round. Booth will play Canada’s Angela Buzminski today.

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Pernille Pedersen of Denmark, defeated Dana Point’s Akemi Nakata, 2 and 1, in the first round.

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Jenny Lee of Fullerton helped her team win one match and tie another as the West team narrowed the gap at the American Junior Golf Assn. Canon Cup at the River Highlands course in Cromwell, Conn.

The East started the day leading, 10 1/2 to 4 1/2, but the lead is only, 16-14. Lee and Grace Park of Phoenix beat Raeanna Staples of North Miami Beach, Fla., and Lauren Jeske, Tampa, Fla., 2 and 1.

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Alicia Allison of Santa Ana and Ashley Winn of West Monroe, La., earned a tie in their match.

Chris Berry of Yorba Linda was part of two losing teams.

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Jimmy Lee of Irvine shot an opening-round 76 and is three shots off the lead in the American Junior Golf Assn. tournament at the Bryan Park Golf Club in Brown Summitt, N.C. Lee shot two-over 38 on each nine. Kevin Angle of Charlotte, N.C., is the leader at 73.

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