PORTLAND, Ore. — Hannah O’Sullivan routed two more opponents Thursday to advance to the U.S. Women’s Amateur quarterfinals at Portland Golf Club.
The 17-year-old O’Sullivan, from Chandler, Arizona, beat France’s Justine Dreher 7 and 6 in the second round, and topped Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster, Colorado, 4 and 3 in the third.
On Wednesday in the first round of match play, O’Sullivan beat Haley Mills of Tyler, Texas, 7 and 6. O’Sullivan won the Symetra Tour’s Gateway Classic in February in Mesa, Arizona, at 16 to become the youngest winner in the history of the professional circuit.
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O’Sullivan will face Lindsey McCurdy of Liberty Hill, Texas. McCurdy beat 2014 winner Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, 4 and 3, and Caroline Inglis of Eugene, Oregon, 1-up.
In the other upper-bracket quarterfinal, France’s Mathilda Cappeliez will play Anna Newell of Tampa, Florida. In the third round, Cappeliez beat Elizabeth Wang of San Marino, California, 3 and 2, and Newell topped Bailey Tardy of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, 2 and 1.
In the lower bracket, England’s Bronte Law will play Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, Florida; and Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, California, will face Mika Liu of Los Angeles.
Law beat U.S. Girls’ Junior champion Eun Jeong Seong of South Korea 4 and 2; Brooks edged Maddie McCrary of Wylie, Texas, in 20 holes; Wu topped Lydia Choi of Los Angeles 5 and 4; and Liu beat Cindy Ha of Demarest, New Jersey, 4 and 3.