Three Advance To U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship from Prospector Qualifier
Cle Elum, Wash. – Sectional Qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links (WAPL) Championship took place today on the Prospector Course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash. with 12 amateurs attempting to earn one of the three spots advancing into the championship proper which will be held at Neshanik Valley Golf Course in Neshanik Station, N.J. on June 18-23.
On a day with calm winds and moderate temperatures, Marianne Li of Bellevue, Wash., Bree Wanderscheid of Goldendale, Wash. and Annie Songeun Lee of Surrey, B.C. all separated themselves from the field. Li claimed medalist honors with the only round under par at 1-under 71, while Wanderscheid and Lee posted even-par rounds of 72.
Li’s round started with 10 straight pars before making birdies on holes 11, 14 and 16 with offsetting bogeys at holes 15 and 17. Wanderscheid double-bogeyed the par-3 third hole but battled back with birdies on holes 6, 13 and 18 with just a lone bogey on the par-4 16th hole. Lee’s round started hot with birdies at holes 1, 3 and 11 with just one bogey on the day at hole 5 until two late bogeys crept in at holes 15 and 16.
Cherokee Kim of DuPont, Wash. and Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C. tied with 2 over-par 74s and had a playoff to decide the order of first and second alternate. After both players made par on the opening hole of Prospector, Ko took the first alternate position with a par on the difficult par-4 second hole.
U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links qualifiers are limited to amateur female golfers (no age limit) with a Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4, who are bona fide public course players. The WAPL is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA.
Nationwide the USGA accepted 685 entries into the 2012 WAPL, with 143 qualifying positions available.
For results, please visit www.thewsga.org.
The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association and conducted this Qualifier for the United States Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.
The WSGA is a 501(c)4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteer, amateur golfers. The 25-person WSGA Board of Directors employs a full-time staff of 14 individuals. WSGA members pay an annual membership fee, through their golf club, to belong to the Association. The WSGA also serves as a state-wide representative of the USGA and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.
2012 U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS QUALIFYING
Hosted by: Prospector Course at Suncadia Resort
6,174 yards, Par 72
**denotes alternates (in order)
|Pos||Player Name||Overall||Front 9||Back 9||Total Score|
|1||*Marianne Li, Bellevue, WA||-1||36||35||71|
|T2||*Bree Wanderscheid, Goldendale, WA||Even||37||35||72|
|T2||*Annie Songeun Lee, Surrey, BC||Even||35||37||72|
|T4||**Naomi Ko, Victoria, BC||+2||37||37||74|
|T4||**Cherokee Kim, Dupont, WA||+2||39||35||74|
|6||Alexus Song, Auburn, WA||+6||38||40||78|
|7||Szu-Hsuan Huang, Seattle, WA||+8||42||38||80|
|8||Catherine Allen, Bellingham, WA||+9||40||41||81|
|9||Kristin Tan, Seattle, WA||+11||44||39||83|
|10||Kaitlen Parsons, Greenacres, WA||+12||38||46||84|
|11||Ryleigh Moore, Meridian, ID||+15||47||40||87|
|12||Sarah Lawrence, Duvall, WA||+17||43||46||89|
|13||Brittany Tallman, Issaquah, WA||WD||WD||WS||WD|
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