USGA

Yin claims medalist honors at Girls' Junior Championship

Flagstaff, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Angel Yin fired a 7-under 65 on Tuesday to easily claim medalist honors at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.

Yin finished the stroke-play portion of the competition at 13-under-par 131, which is the second-lowest 36-hole score in U.S. Girls' Junior history.

Marijosse Navarro carded a 6-under 66 during her second round on the Meadow Course at Forest Highlands Golf Club to vault into second place at 8-under-par 136.

Mariel Galdiano (72) finished alone in third at 3-under, while Princess Mary Superal (72), Bethany Wu (68), Kathleen Scavo (69) and Gigi Stoll (69) shared fourth at minus-2.

Yin started her round on fire with four birdies over her first six holes to jump to 10-under. She bogeyed the ninth to make the turn at minus-9.

After parring the next three holes, she rolled in birdies at the 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th to reach 13-under and parred the 18th to finish there.

Navarro parred each of her first 11 holes before doing all of her scoring with six birdies over her final seven holes to move into second place.

With 11 players tying for the 57th place at 6-over 150, there was a playoff to decide the final eight spots up for grabs for the match play portion of the championship.

Haley Thiele was the lone player from the group eliminated when she bogeyed the par-4 15th before play was suspended for darkness.

The remainder of the playoff will be completed when play resumes at 10:00 a.m. ET Wednesday.

The championship will conclude with a 36-hole final on Saturday.

07/22 23:24:17 ET

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