Fumie (Alice) Jo makes USGA history

DUPONT, Wash. -- Fumie (Alice) Jo never trailed in her 3-and-2 victory over Eun Jeong Seong to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship on Saturday.

The 15-year-old Jo is the first USGA champion from China.

She is the second-youngest champion in WAPL history, following 13-year-old Michelle Wie in 2003. She is also the final winner in the 38-year history of the Women's Amateur Public Links.

"In China, I think everyone will be talking about [my victory]," said Jo, a ninth-grader in Shanghai who was playing in her first USGA championship. "I'm just really happy."

Seong, 14, of Korea, also set a couple of records. She set 18- and 36-hole scoring records during Monday and Tuesday's stroke-play rounds on her way to earning medalist honors.

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