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Kim's Rally Falls Short in U.S. Girls' Final, 3 and 1

August 06, 2000

Lisa Ferrero of Lodi built a huge lead and held off Ina Kim of Encino, 3 and 1, to win the 52nd U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur golf championship Saturday at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore.

Ferrero won four of the first five holes and was 6 up through 11 holes before Kim rallied by winning four of the next five holes. Ferrero clinched the victory with a six-foot birdie putt on 17.

"I just couldn't hit the ball on the front nine," said Kim, a senior at Harvard-Westlake High. "I just sort of handed it to her. I was playing terrible. To be 6 down is embarrassing.

"I thought to myself, 'If I lose 6 down, I'm going to be the biggest choker ever.' "


* Travis Rettenmaier of Camarillo defeated Matt Lockin, 6-1, 6-4, in the second round of the boys' 18 division in the U.S. Tennis Assn. Super National Hardcourt Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.

In other second-round matches, Philip Sheng of Thousand Oaks beat Tony Epkey, 6-4, 6-3, and Amir Mirandy of Woodland Hills defeated David Muehl, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

In first-round matches, Mirandy defeated William Campbell, 7-6 (3), 6-3, Ryan Heinberg of Agoura Hills beat Bryan Fisher, 6-0, 6-0, and David Frankel of Harvard-Westlake outlasted Rawl Martin, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Heinberg lost in the second round, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, to Alastair Jenkins and Frankel fell, 6-0, 6-3, to Hamid Mizadah.

Quinn Borchard of Camarillo lost, 6-2, 6-2, to Avery Ticer in boys' 18 first-round play.

Sheng and Rettenmaier had first-round byes.

In first-round boys' 16 play, Andrew Lieu of Thousand Oaks defeated Parker Ross, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3, Jesse Ferlianto of Canyon Country beat Jason McAlhaney, 6-0, 6-1, Justin Montgomery of Oxnard downed Chris Rasmussen, 6-0, 6-0, and Adrian Mardyks of Camarillo beat Jonathan Wong, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

In other boys' 16 first-round results, Jason Mossembekker of Camarillo lost to Andrew Mack, 6-2, 7-5, and David Keyes of Sherman Oaks fell to Eric Globeman, 6-2, 6-3.

Receiving first-round byes were Stephen Amritraj of Calabasas, Prakash Amritraj of Encino, David Yim of Glendale and Lester Cook of Calabasas.


* Dwight Dumais of Ventura placed seventh in the boys' 14-15 division in the 10-meter platform competition at the Speedo National Junior Diving Championships on Thursday at Mission Viejo Aquatic Club.

Dumais, competing for Trojan Diving Club, scored 320.31 points. Derek Starks of the Mission Viejo Nadadores won with 420.09 points.

Dumais placed eighth in the three-meter springboard with 391.47 points. Michael Hilde of Mission Viejo won with 486.54 points.

Leanne Dumais, Dwight's sister and a sophomore at Buena High, placed 12th in the girls' 16-18 division on the one-meter springboard with 370.49 points.

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