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

Jessica Korda and Alison Lee will return to the U.S. Women's Open after finishing tied for 26th at the 2009 event.
Ten AJGA juniors qualified to compete among the top female golfers in the world at the 65th U.S. Women's Open.  Several juniors are making a repeat appearance at the event, which features a 156-player field.  Since 2006, AJGA juniors have qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open a total of 55 times. See how this year’s competitors measure up during the championship, July 8-11, at Oakmont Golf Club in Oakmont, Pa.
 
Yueer Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla., will head to the U.S. Women’s Open on the heels of back-to-back Invitational victories. After missing the cut in 2009, the 14-year-old returns to the event as the youngest competitor for the second consecutive year.
 
Jessica Korda of Bradenton, Fla., qualified for the event for the third consecutive year and will look to improve on her tie for 26th finish in 2009.
 
Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., who recently won the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, will also try to top her tie for 26th from last year.
 
Victoria Tanco of Bradenton, Fla., ranked No. 1 in the Polo Golf Rankings, qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open for the third consecutive year. The two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year will look to make the cut for the first time in her three starts at the event.
 
Other AJGA players qualifying for their first U.S. Women’s Open are Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla., Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand, Tiffany Lim of San Jose, Calif., Sun Gyoung Park of Vail, Ariz., Gabriella Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Nicole Zhang of La Quinta, Calif.

 
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Shreveport, LA
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Davenport, FL
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Irving, TX
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Hobart, OK
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Weekly Results
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at The Seagate presented by Sportlink
Boys
Total
1
Robert Eisch
141
T
2
Alvaro Escalada
142
T
2
Michael Saccente
142
Girls
Total
1
Alice Jo
142
2
Maria Hoyos
146
3
Courtney Zeng
147
Preseason Junior at Cantigny
Boys
Total
T
1
David Perkins
219
T
1
Drew Kiehl
221
3
Frank Lindwall
216
Girls
Total
1
Brooke Babbin
237
2
Emily Young
240
T
3
Margaret Hickey
238
T
3
Loren Skibba
241
Junior All-Star at Longaberger
Boys
Total
1
*Graham Corbin
146
T
2
Aaron Chen
146
T
2
Grant Smith
146
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
152
2
Megan Furtney
153
3
Erica Shepherd
154
Preseason Junior at Worthington Manor presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Walker Simas
150
2
Dominic Wagner
151
T
3
Evan Long
152
T
3
Tanner Johnson
152
Girls
Total
1
Hailey Freedman
162
T
2
Samantha Fritzinger
169
T
2
Julia Calomiris
169
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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