Kelly Shon of Port Washington, the recent high school graduate on her way to Princeton, has won her second consecutive match at the U.S. Women's Amateur and has reached the round of 16.
She continued her very strong week at Charlotte Country Club with a roaring win over Canadian Nicole Vandermade, 2-and1. Shon, who played for the boys team at Port Washington and placed second in the boys county championship, had gone ahead 5-up after nine holes, then held on for the triumph. That followed two solid rounds of stroke play and a first-round win over Meghan Stasi, a two-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion.
Shon advances to the next round, Thursday afternoon, and is playing Stephanie Sherlock, voted Canada's top women's amateur player last year. Sherlock just finished her career as an academic All-America at the University of Denver. Through 13 holes, Sherlock is 1-up.