2018 U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier
Event DateMay 07, 2018
LocationDunwoody Country Club
This 36-hole U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifier was held at Dunwoody Country Club with 78 players competing for four qualifying spots. Christine Song posted a 4-under-par (70, 70) 140 to earn medalist honors and qualify.
Ssu Chia Cheng and Katelyn Dambaugh both posted rounds of 3-under-par 141 to qualify. There were three players tied at 2-under-par 142 so a playoff was needed to determine the final qualifying spot and alternate positions.
Emma Talley, Demi Runas, and Sophia Popov began the playoff on the 18th hole. Talley made birdie to secure the final qualifying spot. Popov and Runas both made par and moved on to the second playoff hole (#10) where they both made par again. On the third playoff hole (#17), Runas made par and locked up the first alternate position. Popov will be the second alternate.
Ssu Chia Cheng
1st Alternate - Demi Runas
2nd Alternate - Sophia Popov
U.S. Women's Open
Sectional qualifying for the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested May 31-June 3, 2018 at Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala., began May 2 and will take place at 25 courses, including four international sites, over 16 days. The championship is open to female professionals, and female amateurs with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 2.4