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June 21, 2013

Tanguay moves on; Joa-Javanil ousted from Publinx tourney

NORMAN — Thirty-two players arrived at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club Thursday morning. Only eight will return today.

Those who earned berths in the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links quarterfinals did so by winning two matches on a hot, wind-swept day. It truly was survival of the fittest.

Some were happier with the conditions than others.

“It was just a perfect day,” Anne-Catherine Tanguay said after topping Krista Puisite, 2-up Thursday afternoon. “I know how to play the course in these conditions. I think that really played to my advantage. You were thinking about the wind even when you were hitting putts.”

Tanguay, who beat Chaewon Park 5-and-3 in her first match of the day, was the lone player with OU ties to advance to the quarterfinals. Chirapat Jao-Javanil’s bid was upended by Raychelle Santos in the round of 16.

Their match was the only one in the afternoon that didn’t at least reach the 18th hole. Santos won it without making a birdie, but she managed to string together 15 pars, including nine straight to close out Jao-Javanil.

“My putting — my short game — saved my life here,” said Santos, who will be a sophomore at Gonzaga in the fall. “I kept making good shots out of the rough.”

Jao-Javanil, who was trying to reach the event’s semifinals for the second straight year didn’t have that kind of success.

“She kept making really good chips and I couldn’t make putts,” Jao-Javanil said. “It’s a really bad combination.”

Tanguay will meet Doris Chen in quarterfinals at 7:50 a.m. today. Theirs is the third of the day. Chen, who was the co-medalist in the stroke-play portion of the event, had to play 37 holes Thursday. She rallied from an early 3-hole deficit to beat Alyssa Ferrell in the second round, and in the afternoon, recorded a two-putt par on the first playoff hole to beat Kris Yoo.

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