US Women’s Amateur Playoffs Roundup

US Women’s Amateur Playoffs Roundup

Qualifying has been completed at 25 venues across the United States and Canada for the 122nd United States Women’s Amateur Championship, which will be played August 8-14 at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Washington.

1,497 entries were received for the championship, which was just short of the record set in 2021. Among the entries is Jensen Castle, who finished an unlikely run as the 63rd seed who survived a 12-game playoff 2 just to reach match play.

Qualifying highlights include:

June 28

University of Arkansas commitment Reagan Zibilski (Springfield, Mo.) led a group of four players from Eagle Bend GC in Lawrence, Kansas.

Qualifying: Reagan Zibilski (Springfield, Mo.) 68, Allison Bray (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 69, Megan Whittaker (Elkhorn, Neb.) 70, Han Hsuan Yu (Chinese Taipei) 70

The only qualifying match held in Canada was played at Maple Downs Golf & Country Club in Ontario, and three players overcame difficult scoring conditions to secure their tickets to Chambers Bay, led by Texas Tech-engaged Lauren Zaretsky.

Qualifiers: Lauren Zaretsky (Canada) 75, Victoria Zheng (Canada) 76, Alessandra Nagayo (Canada) 77

Kaitlyn Schroeder (Jacksonville, Fla.), committed to the University of Alabama, shot a 5-under 67 at Bent Pine GC in Vero Beach, Fla. to earn medalist honors by two strokes.

Qualifiers: Kaitlyn Schroeder (Jacksonville, Florida) 67, Sophia Burnett (Bluffton, South Carolina) 69, Kate Barber (Savannah, Georgia) 70, Caroline Patterson (Jupiter, Florida) 70

June 27


Catherine Park, Brianna Narvarrosa (SCGA photo)

A 74-man platoon trained him at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo, Calif., and seven players advanced with rounds in the ’60s. Co-medalists were Brianna Navarrosa (San Diego, Calif.) and Catherine Park ( Irvine, Calif.) with 4 Under 67s, with former California Girls’ Champion Leigh Chien (Irvine, Calif.) among those who made it to the number at 69.

Qualifiers: Brianna Navarrosa (San Diego, Calif.) 67, Catherine Park (Irvine, Calif.) 67, Isabel Sy (San Gabriel, Calif.) 68, Zoe Campos (Valencia, Calif.) 69, Leigh Chien (Irvine, Calif.) 69 years old, Angela Liu (Irvine, California) 69 years old, Catherine Rao (Camarillo, California) 69 years old

June 22

In the first of 25 US Women’s Amateur playoffs, rising University of Virginia junior Jennifer Cleary (Wilmington, Delaware) shot a 2-under 70 to lead a group of six qualifiers at Crestmont Country Club in West Orange, New Jersey. Three internationals – Justice Bosio of Australia, Nicole Abelar of the Philippines and Tomi Arejola of the Philippines – qualified for the championship. Jennifer Rosenberg (Laurel Hollow, NY) took the final qualifying spot in a 4-on-1 elimination match.

Qualifiers: Jennifer Cleary (Wilmington, Del.) 70, Justice Bosio (Australia) 71, Ami Gianchandani (Watchung, NJ) 71, Nicole Abelar (Philippines) 72, Tomi Arejola (Philippines) 73, Jennifer Rosenberg (Laurel Hollow, NY) 75

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ABOUT United States Women’s Amateur Qualifiers

36-hole stroke US Women’s Amateur stroke play qualifier open to amateur women with a handicap of 5.4 and under. The number of qualifying places will depend on the size of the field.

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