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Van der Biest ousted in round of 32 at SentryWorld

Frpm staff reports • Jul 25, 2019 at 5:56 PM

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Kingsport’s Isabella van der Biest was eliminated from the the 71st U.S. Girls Junior Championship in the round of 32 Thursday, losing a heartbreaker to Anne Chen at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wis.

Van der Biest, who will be a a junior at Dobyns-Bennett, fell 1-up. The two golfers were even with two holes to play and Chen won the 17th hole with a par. Needing to win the 18th to force extra holes, van der Biest made par, which was only good enough to match Chen.

Van der Biest was two up through 10 holes before Chen won four in a row to forge ahead. Van der Biest then won the 15th and 16th to get back to even before Chen got the 17th and took the lead for good.

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