Balky putter: Oklahoma’s Chirapat Jao-Javanil had her tournament end with a 2-and-1 loss to Raychelle Santos Thursday afternoon.
Jao-Javanil had been saying since Monday that she still needed her putter to come around to have a shot at winning the event.
It didn’t happen.
“I definitely misread some putts,” she said. “My putting, it was just — wherever the hole was, (the ball) just went the other way. (Santos) had some pretty good up-and-downs, too, so I also have to give it up to her. But I was kind of giving shots up that I feel I normally wouldn’t. I think I also misjudged the wind a little bit. It was gusting a lot more in the afternoon.
“But I’m not disappointed. I gave it everything I had.”
Teenagers reign: Of the eight quarterfinalists, only two are older than 20. OU’s Anne-Catherine Tanguay is 21 years old and Chen is 20. The other six are all teenagers.
What did they win? All eight of the quarterfinalists earned exemptions into the 2014 WAPL to be contested at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.