SPRINGFIELD, Pa. – South Korea's Eun Jeong Seong and Italy's Virginia Elena Carta set up the first all-international U.S. Women's Amateur final in 106 years Saturday — and guaranteed a rare season sweep.
They each advanced with 2-and-1 victories at Rolling Green. The 16-year-old Seong beat 18-year-old Mathilda Cappeliez of France, and the 19-year-old Carta topped 15-year-old Yuka Saso of the Philippines.
Seong is trying to complete an unprecedented U.S. Girls' Junior-Amateur season sweep, and Carta is attempting to become the second player to win the tournament and NCAA individual title in the same year.
Carta won the NCAA individual title in May as a Duke freshman. She's trying to join Vicki Goetze (1992) as the only players to win the Amateur and NCAA in the same year, and the sixth to win both titles. Carta also is trying to become the second Italian winner, following Silvia Cavalleri in 1997.
In 1910 in the last all-international final, Dorothy Campbell, a Scot who was living in Canada, beat England's Mrs. G.M. Martin at Homewood in Illinois.