O’Sullivan easily advances to quarters in US Women’s Amateur

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.

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.