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Adell and Yoshitake Win First-Round Match-Play Matches

Adell and Yoshitake Win First-Round Match-Play Matches

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly golfers Asia Adell and Taylor Yoshitake won their first-round matches in match play at the Women's Western Golf Association's 112th National Amateur Championship on Wednesday at the Monroe Golf and Country Club in Monroe, Mich.

Adell (pictured at right) defeated Katie Petrino of Fayetteville, Ark., 4 and 2 in the championship flight. She faces Lisbeth Brooks of Waunakee, Wisc., in the round of 32 Thursday morning.

Yoshitake, competing in the first flight, posted a 3 and 2 victory over Daria Cummings of Monroe, Conn., and in Thursday's quarterfinal round will face Laura Hendee of Tampa, Fla.

In stroke play Monday and Tuesday, Adell finished in a tie for 40th place with 11 other golfers with a 153 total on the 6,142-yard, par-73 course, advancing to the championship flight of match play. Yoshitake's 156 total placed her in a tie for 65th place with two other golfers, missing the championship flight by one stroke.

There were 138 competitors in the field.

Both Adell and Yoshitake will be juniors next season at Cal Poly. Adell is a graduate of Clovis West High School while Yoshitake, pictured at right, attended Saint Monica Catholic High School.

The 64 players who shot 155 or less, including Adell, qualified to play in the championship flight. Single-elimination match play began Wednesday morning and continues through Saturday's 36-hole final. The remainder of the field, including Yoshitake, were placed in subsequent flights and will play through Friday afternoon.