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Kim advances to third round

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Columbus’ Stacey Kim needed two extra holes to defeat Pearl Jin of San Gabriel, Calif., in a second-round match Friday in the U.S. Girls Championship at the Hartford Golf Club.

Kim, who won Nos. 8 and 9 with pars to take a 2-up lead, lost three holes on the back nine to find herself 1-down with one hole to play.

Kim forced extra holes when she made a par on the 18th, while Jin made a bogey.

Both made pars on No. 1, then Kim birdied the 312-yard second hole to beat Jin, who had a par.

Kim teed off against Karen Chung of Livingston, N.J., at 1:09 in a third-round match.

Second-round matches were originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. But three stoppages of play meant the final first-round match was not completed until Thursday morning.

With the course saturated and more rain forecast for Thursday, the second-round was postponed until Friday.

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