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Courtney Conlogue, Sage Erickson advance to quarterfinals at U.S. Open of Surfing

American Courtney Conlogue advanced on Wednesday to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, riding past Carissa Moore and Pauline Ado. Conlogue’s scores of 6.40 and 5.83 on her two rides gave her a final score of 12.23 in the third round, beating out Ado’s 8.33 and Moore’s 2.34.

Conlogue will face off again against Ado in Thursday’s quarterfinals. France’s Ado defeated Brazil’s Silvana Lima 8.80-7.80 in the fourth round.

Fellow American Sage Erickson will also compete in Thursday’s quarterfinals after her victory (12.66-8.27) over Hawaii’s Moore. Erickson will face off against Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons, who moved into the quarterfinals with a win over Erickson in the third round.

France’s Johanne Defay also advanced to Thursday’s quarterfinals after beating Australia’s Nikki Van Dijk and fellow Frenchwoman Maud Le Car in the third round. Defay posted a final score of 10.10 and will face Hawaii’s Tatiana Weston-Webb in the quarterfinals. Weston-Webb (9.60) beat out Van Dijk (8.73) for a spot in the quarterfinals.

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Coco Ho of Hawaii and Tyler Wright of Australia will also face off in the quarterfinals as well. Ho (11.10) squeaked by Weston-Webb and Wright in the third round, while Wright took care of business in the fourth round with a 13.74 over Le Car to set up a rematch with Ho on Thursday.

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