2018 US Women’s Amateur Qualifier
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA- The 2018 USGA Women’s Amateur Championship will be hosted next month by The Golf Club of Tennessee, and 53 of the region’s best women amateur golfers fought for one of four qualifying spots at The Golf Club at DC Ranch today.
Ziyi Wang, Kaylee Benton, Alice Duan, and Sophie Hausmann finished in a four-way tie to share the medalist’s honors. They each ended 3-under-par, to rise above the rest and secure a spot at the 2018 USGA Women’s Amateur Championship.
Carelton College rising junior, Ziyi Wang, shot an even 36 on the front nine and finished strong on the back nine. The 2018 Division III Academic All-American mixed 5 birdies with 2 bogeys to card a 69 today.
University of Arkansas standout, Kaylee Benton, started strong with 3-under-par on the front nine, then finished the day with a mix of 4 birdies and 1 bogey. Benton, who also competed in the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open, proved why she belongs in the championship.
Alice Duan, from the University of Washington, mixed a solid 5 birdies and 2 bogeys to claim her ticket to Tennessee. Duan recently won the West Coast Women’s Amateur and the Sacramento City Championship.
University of Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann started off strong with an eagle on the first hole. She finished with a mix of 5 birdies and 3 bogies to fight for the final qualifying spot.
Kamonwan Prasurtwong, and Jaclyn Lee will serve as alternates as they both finished 1-under-par.
The Women’s Amateur Championship, along with the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open, is one of the first three championships hosted by the USGA. The tournament will be held at The Golf Club of Tennessee, scheduled for August 6-12.
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