Sophia Schubert and Albane Valenzuela advanced to the final of the 117th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Chula Vista, Calif.
Schubert, 21, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., defeated 13-year-old Chia Yen Wu of Chinese Taipei, 2-up. Schubert, who will be a senior at Texas, would be the first Longhorn since 1996 to claim the title and would break a nine-year streak of champions under the age of 20.
Valenzuela, 19, who just finished her freshman year at Stanford, defeated Lilia Kha-Tu Vu, 19, of Fountain Valley, Calif., 3 and 2. Valenzuela would be the first player from Switzerland to win a USGA championship and the first Cardinal golfer to win the women’s title since 1983 . . . .
The Connecticut women’s basketball team is off on a 10-day tour of Italy. The Huskies will play exhibition games in Rome, Florence, Trieste and Venice.
It will be the first time the Huskies have played since their last-second overtime loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four, which ended the team’s record 111-game winning streak.
The trip is being funded through private donations.
The Huskies’ roster includes four freshmen and two players, Azura Stevens and Batouly Camara, who sat out last season after transferring into the program.
NCAA rules allow teams to take a trip overseas once every four years. This will be the Huskies’ fifth European trip since 1995.