Diaz-Yi routs Chen in WAPL finals

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Norman, OK (Sports Network) - Lauren Diaz-Yi trounced Doris Chen in Saturday's final at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

Diaz-Yi coasted to an easy 10 & 9 victory and set the record for largest margin of victory in this championship.

Chen, ranked 33rd in the women's world amateur rankings, tripped to a bogey at the par-3 second to fall 1-down. She made a mess of the fourth to fall 2-down, and it was all Diaz-Yi from there.

Diaz-Yi, ranked 228th in the women's world amateur rankings, won the sixth with a par and pushed her lead to 4-up with a birdie at the eighth at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.

Chen, the 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior champ, faltered to a double bogey at the 10th, but won the 11th with a par. That was Chen's only win of the match.

Diaz-Yi won the 12th and 18th with pars to take a 6-up lead into the afternoon 18.

Once the second 18 got underway, Diaz-Yi made fast work of her opponent. She 2-putted for par on the 19th and got up and down for par on the 21st hole to extend her lead to 8-up.

Diaz-Yi saved par on the 22nd and got up and down for par on the 23rd to go 10-up. The match was over after the pair halved the next four holes.

Jennifer Song had the biggest previous win at this championship, when she beat Kimberly Kim, 7 & 6.

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