IMG Academy alumnus Doris Chen records a stellar performance in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship
IMG Academy alumnus, Doris Chen, recorded a stellar performance in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. The U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association (USGA), 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. The 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship consisted of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Saturday. Chen and USC Trojan teammate, Annie Park, each carded four-under 68s for two-day totals of eight-under-par 136 and a share of medalist honors on Tuesday at the 6,351-yard, par-72 Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. Their scores of 136 tie for the second-lowest 36-hole score in championship history, joining 2005 co-medalists Mari Chun and Angela Park at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City. Chen considered Monday’s round to be a breakthrough as she recorded five birdies and one bogey coming at the par-3 15th. Chen has gained confidence from her performance and will look to further her success next week in Long Island for the Women’s Open.