RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (AP) – Hye Jin Choi shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to help push South Korea’s lead to 14 strokes Friday in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championships.
Sixteen-year-old Min Ji Park added a 70 at Iberostar Playa Paraiso for a 19-under 413 total, with only the best two scores counting each day for the three-player teams. Hyun Kyung Park had a 71.
The 17-year-old Choi, the low amateur at the 2016 US Women’s Open, also topped the individual standings at 9-under 207 – three strokes ahead of Switerland’s Kim Metraux.
Switzerland was second. Metraux had a 69, sister and Florida State teammate Morgane Metraux shot 76, and Azelia Meichtry had an 82.
The United States was seventh at 4 over. Andrea Lee shot 70, Mariel Galdiano 75, and Katelyn Dambaugh 78.