Kristen Park got behind early and could not recover to overtake Jennifer Kirby, a sophomore at the University of Alabama. Kristen lost 6 & 4 in a match where she never got her rythym. Today’s play was not characteristic of the same player that defeated the #2 and #5 ranked coligiate player’s in yesterday’s round of 32 and 16. In contrast Kirby seem to have control of her swing and her emotion’s as she got an early lead by making 4 birdies in the first 7 holes.
Park will return to California and assess her performance and prepare for her European trip to play in the Duke of York Trophy and the Junior Ryder Cup. Kristen is probably already thinking about how she can win the Women’s Amateur in 2011.