Saki Baba, Monet Chun advance to championship final at Chambers Bay

Saki Baba, Monet Chun advance to championship final at Chambers Bay
Saki Baba, Monet Chun advance to championship final at Chambers Bay

The week started out with 156 of the world’s most effective women’s newbie golfers vying for the Robert Cox Trophy at Chambers Bay in College Position, Washington. Now, that quantity is down to two.

Saki Baba of Japan and Monet Chun of Canada will experience off Sunday in a 36-hole final to establish the 122nd U.S. Women’s Beginner champion.

Baba gained in dominant fashion, knocking off Bailey Shoemaker from the United States 7 and 6. She recorded five birdies in 12 holes to only 1 bogey. Baba won 5 of the initially 7 holes, and a birdie soon after driving the short par-4 12th sealed the victory.

Baba’s acquire is the biggest margin of victory in the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Beginner since Annika Sorenstam received by that very same quantity in 1992. Baba is the second player from Japan to arrive at the final all-time, becoming a member of Michiko Hattori in 1985.

In the other semifinal, Chun won the initial hole and played reliable golf all working day to maintain on to beat Ireland’s Annabel Wilson 2 and 1. Wilson gained the second gap, but Chun took the guide for great with a birdie on the par-4 5th hole.

Wilson birdied the par-4 10th to get to 1 down, but Chun won the par-5 13th. The duo halved their upcoming 4 holes, and Chun was victorious.

Chun would be the next Canadian to get the U.S. Women’s Amateur, signing up for Cathy Stark, who gained it at Sunnybrook Golfing Club in 1798. Brooke Henderson, who gained the Amundi Evian Championship very last month, was the past Canadian to make the ultimate in 2014.

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Sunday’s winner clinches a spot in the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open, which will be played at historic Pebble Beach Golf Back links in Monterey, California.

Chambers Bay opened in 2007 and earlier hosted a few U.S. Golf Affiliation championships, like the 2015 U.S. Open up.

Semifinal outcomes

  • 53 Monet Chun, Canada def. 33 Annabel Wilson, Eire, 3 and 1

  • 34 Saki Baba, Japan, def. 54 Bailey Shoemaker, Dade Town, Florida, 7 and 6

Championship match

Monet Chun vs. Saki Baba, 12:30 p.m. ET (9:30 a.m. regional time)

How to view

Sunday, Aug. 14, 7-10 p.m. ET, Golfing Channel

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