AJGA Juniors Qualify for U.S. Women's Open
 

AJGA Juniors Qualify for U.S. Women’s Open


Alexis Thompson made headlines in 2007 when she became the youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. Women's Open.

Ten current AJGA members are scheduled to compete in the upcoming U.S. Women’s Open, the AJGA reported Tuesday. Nine of the 10 players earned spots in the 156-player field via sectional qualifying Monday for this USGA Championship, which will be played June 26-29 at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn. Six of these players will also be competing in this week’s Rolex Girls Junior Championship at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte.
 
Kimberly Kim of Pahoa, Hawaii, 16 years old, was one of 74 players fully exempted into the U.S. Women’s Open. Kim became the youngest U.S. Women's Amateur Champion ever in 2006 as a 14-year-old. She will be competing in her second consecutive Women’s Open after missing the cut in 2007 with a 78-74 performance at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C. A member of the recently victorious U.S. Curtis Cup Team at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Kim is headlining the Rolex Girls Junior Championship as the No. 1-ranked junior in the Polo Golf Rankings
 
Sarah Almond of Albemarle, N.C., Courtney Ellenbogen of Blacksburg, Va., Jessica Korda of Bradenton, Fla., Erynne Lee of Silverdale, Wash., Tiffany Lua of Rowland Heights, Calif., Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., Jenny Shin of Torrance, Calif., Victoria Tanco, also of Bradenton, Fla., and Alexis Thompson of Coral Springs, Fla., were the nine who played their way in to the U.S. Women’s Open Monday.

 

 

 

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209
2
Austin Hitt
211
T
3
Gabriel Lench
212
T
3
Won Jun Lee
212
T
3
Tyler Bakich
212
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Total
1
Emma Albrecht
215
2
Amy Zhang
217
3
Taylor Tomlinson
222
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Total
1
Davis Shore
206
2
Oliver Simonsen
207
T
3
Zach Norris
209
T
3
Austin Squires
209
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
204
2
Angella Then
219
3
Kimberlee Tottori
221
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Boys
Total
1
Trey Winstead
212
2
Drew Jones
213
T
3
Braden Thornberry
214
T
3
Michael Feagles
214
T
3
Logan Watkins
214
Girls
Total
1
Mia Ayer
215
2
Jiayu Kong
218
3
Olivia Cason
226
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Total
1
Kory Franks
218
2
Wells Padgett
219
T
3
Walker Kesterson
221
T
3
Cole Dillon
221
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Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
216
2
Anna Zhou
220
3
Anabelle Chang
221
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
1
Joshua Suh
211
T
2
Wocheng Ye
214
T
2
Eric Ghim
214
T
2
Puwit Anupansuebsai
214
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
206
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
209
3
Alyaa Abdulghany
211
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Boys
Total
1
Isaiah Logue
213
2
Will Bernstein
217
T
3
Davis Lamb
218
T
3
Brent Ito
218
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
231
2
Madelein Herr
235
3
Amy Ding
236
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