Cheyenne Woods advances to second round

BANDON — Qualifying medallist Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, advanced to the second round of match play in the Women's U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, beating Ashley Edwards 4 and 3 on Wednesday at Bandon Dunes' Old Macdonald course.

Woods, the 20-year-old Phoenix player who won the Atlantic Coast Conference individual championship last month as a junior at Wake Forest, will face 14-year-old Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, Calif., in the second round.

Fifteen-year-old Julie Yang of Mesa, Ariz., also advanced, routing Colombia's Maria Ronderos 8 and 6.

Yang will face 13-year-old Mariel Galdiano of Pearl City, Hawaii. Galdiano, the youngest qualifier for the U.S. Women's Open next week in Colorado Springs, Colo., beat Demi Frances Runas 2 and 1.

Defending champion Emily Tubert of Burbank, Calif., trailed early in her match with Mandi Morrow, then rallied for a 4-and-2 victory.

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