The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

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.

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