Newsmakers (Aug. 16): Park Captures U.S. Women's Amateur

Jane Park of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., defeated Amanda McCurdy of El Diablo, Ark., 2-up in the 36-hole final Sunday, Aug. 15, to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at The Kahkwa Club in Erie, Pa.

Park, a three-time Rolex Junior All-American, was one of several AJGA players to make deep in-roads into this year's championship, ultimately outlasting fellow AJGA players like Paula Creamer, Julieta Granada, and Morgan Pressel. Park won the McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship last year, overcoming many of the same AJGA players participating in this year's U.S. Women's Amateur.