2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier
Event DateJul 09, 2018
LocationChateau Elan Golf Club
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1st - Jenna Burris
2nd - Kelly Strickland
Payton Schanen of Johns Creek posted a 4-under-par 67 to earn medalist honors and advance to the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. This qualifier was 18 holes of individual stroke play with seven qualifying spots and two alternate positions up for grabs. It took place at Chateau Elan Golf Club on June 9, 2018.
Schanen was firing early and often with a total of six birdies during her round. Following behind her was Elizabeth Moon of Forrest City, Arkansas who posted a 1-under-par 70. Thienna Huynh of Lilburn and Micheala Williams of Athens, Alabama both finished at even-par 71. The final three qualifiers all posted a 1-over-par 72. They were Isidora Nilsson of Chile, Anna Moore of Cadiz, Kentucky and Megan Schofill of Monticello, Florida.
There was a playoff needed to determine the order of alternate positions. Jenna Burris of Manchester, Tennessee and Kelly Strickland of Alpharetta both posted rounds of 2-over-par 73. On the first playoff hole (#18), Burris made birdie to secure the first alternate position. Strickland will be the second alternate.
U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
The 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship will be held at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs, Tenn., August 6-12. Sectional qualifying is taking place at 23 sites from June 25 to July 18. Entries are open to any female amateur golfer whose Handicap Index does not exceed 5.4.