Kono wins again at Public Links
Stephanie Kono continued to play well at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship yesterday, advancing to today's quarterfinals with convincing wins over Ani Gulugian (4 and 2) and Alexandra Stewart (5 and 4).
Wrapping up those victories early could help her; in order to make it to tomorrow's 36-hole final, Kono would have to win two more matches today.
"Endurance does become a factor," said the recent Punahou graduate, who has played in this event five times and made it to the quarterfinals last year.
Kono was slated to play Michelle Shin of Cape Coral, Fla., this morning. Kono described Shin as one of her best friends.
"But if I don't beat her, I go home," Kono said.