ICONIC: Doey Choi and the 1999 US Open Champion Payne Stewart statue that greets guests arriving at Pinehurst
Doey Choi comes into shape at the right time with her debut in the US Women & # 39; s Amateur just around the corner
Choi has been near her best in the Women & # 39; s North and South Amateur, currently underway at the Pinehurst Resort in South Carolina.
The 19-year-old marched earlier this week in matchplay rounds after carding rounds of 73 and 74 around the test No.2 course at the famous resort.
Since then, she has made every post a winner with victories over Americans Kennedy Swann and Meghan McLean to reach the quarterfinals.
Choi & # 39; s opponent in this morning's quarter finals (AEST), Kelly Sim, also did no better than her country women, who was crushed by the small size tyro, 3 & 2.
This afternoon's game was not entirely in one direction. Choi was two to 10 holes.
"I hate to lose," she said with a grin.
"I was 10 years old and then went to Birdie, Birdie, Par, Birdie, Birdie.
"I really like the part from the 11th to the 14th here, so I waited until those holes were lit.
"Do you know how some holes just fit their eye for some players?" Choi explained. "That's me and that piece of par-4s. I'm just looking forward to that piece."
Choi said she felt her game was going well, and when asked, she said she felt it was eight or nine out of ten.
"I get really strong when it comes to game play, and no matter how I touch it, if I stay patient the whole way I know it will reach my opponent."
Choi will confront Texan Christine Wang in the semi-final of tomorrow, knowing that a win could place her in the final against Victorian Gabi Ruffels, who also plays nicely in the other half of the draw.
"She plays pretty well", Choi added.