Caldarelli, Liam, Seay and Rosholt Qualify for the 119th U.S. Womens Amateur
The world’s most prestigious female amateurs are set to play at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, August 5-11, for the 119th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The United States Golf Association accepted 1,375 applications, conducting 24 qualifiers across the nation.
The first to qualify for golf’s ultimate test at Tatum Ranch Golf Club, was Elizabeth Caldarelli, 19, of Scottsdale. The Texas A&M junior earned medalist honors after posting a two-under 70, one shot ahead of the second. Qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship and the 2018 U.S. Girl’s Junior Championship, advancing to match play in bot, this marks Caldarella’s third USGA event she qualified for.
“ I Kept the ball in play and made a lot of birdie-putts, which was nice. It feels good. This is my first U.S. Women’s Amateur,” the medalist said.
Firing a one-under 70, Brooke Seay, 18, of San Diego and Alexis Linam, 20, of Phoenix, punched their tickets to Old Waverly Golf Club.
Seay, the incoming Sandford Cardinal, ranked 139 in WAGR at just 18-years-old, has a stacked golf resume. In 2017, Brooke finished atop the leaderboard at the AJGA Annika Invitational and was a member of the Wyndham Cup West Team and PING Junior Solheim Cup team Additionally, she secured a top-5 finish at the 2018 World Junior Girls Championship, qualified for 11 USGA championships, and earned a spot in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur. This will be her last tournament before she begins her college career.
“I played pretty steady. I was playing better than I have in a while. I had a lot of good opportunities for birdie, missed a lot of putts, but was playing pretty consistent. This will be my last tournament before I start college,” Seay said.
Carding two birdies on the front nine, GCU junior, Alexis Linam, was the only player in the to turn her card in with a lone bogey.
“My round went good today. This course was pretty difficult- the greens were pretty hard to read but it was definitely a good round. I hit the ball well and putted well. This is my first (USGA) qualifier I have competed in,” the GCU Lope said.
The fourth to lock up her spot in the 119th U.S. Women’s Amateur field, was Chandler Rosholt, 19, of Austin. The Auburn sophomore grabbed the last qualifying spot after winning a sudden-death playoff against Xin Kou. She is competing in her sixth USGA championship.
“It was nice to make a four putter to win (the playoff). I’m super excited play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur. I was there a couple of years ago and I am super excited to be back,” Rosholt said.
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