Former Martinez resident Ashlan Ramsey defeated in Women's Public Links final

NESHANIC STATION, N.J. — Kyung Kim won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links on Saturday, beating Ashlan Ramsey 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final at Neshanic Valley.

The 18-year-old Kim, from Chandler, Ariz., took a 2-up lead with a birdie on the 32nd hole, won the 33rd with another birdie and took the 34th with a par to close out the match.

The 16-year-old Ramsey is a former Martinez resident who now lives in Milledgeville, Ga.

The tournament is limited to players who don’t hold privileges at any course that doesn’t extend playing privileges to the general public.

On Friday, Ramsey beat Grace Na, of Alameda, Calif., 3 and 1 in the morning quarterfinals, and edged Kim Kaufman, of Clark, S.D., 1 up in the semifinals.

Kim topped Lakareber Abe, of Angleton, Texas, 1 up in the quarterfinals, and edged Alice Jeong of Gardena, Calif., 3 and 2 in the semifinals on Friday.

In the third round on Thursday, Ramsey parred the par-5 18th hole to beat South Korea’s Jennifer Yang 1-up. Earlier that day, she beat Emilie Burger of Hoschton, Ga., 4 and 3, in a second-round match.

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