Twenty amateurs added to US Girls’s Open

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Twenty amateurs added to US Women’s Open


As beforehand introduced, the 156-player subject for the championship can be solely comprised of exempt gamers because of the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 20 amateurs earned exemptions primarily based on the World Beginner Golf Rating as of Nov. 4.

The highest 20 factors leaders not already exempt who utilized to play earlier than the Nov. 11 entry deadline are:

  • No. 1 Rose Zhang, of Irvine, Calif.
  • No. 2 Ingrid Lindblad, of Sweden
  • No. 3 Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, of France
  • No. 5 Linn Grant, of Sweden
  • No. 6 Emilia Migliaccio, of Cary, N.C.
  • No. 7 Alessia Nobilio, of Italy
  • No. 8 Ho Yu An, of Chinese language Taipei
  • No. 11 Benedetta Moresco, of Italy
  • No. 12 Agathe Laisne, of France
  • No. 13 Maja Stark, of Sweden
  • No. 14 Lucie Malchirand, of France
  • No. 15 Beatrice Wallin, of Sweden
  • No. 16 Olivia Mehaffey, of Eire
  • No. 17 Lily Could Humphreys, of England
  • No. 19 Kaitlyn Papp, of Austin, Texas
  • No. 20 Emma Spitz, of Austria
  • No. 22 Caterina Don, of Italy
  • No. 23 Amelia Garvey, of New Zealand
  • No. 25 Auston Kim, of St. Augustine, Fla.
  • No. 27 Allisen Corpuz, of Honolulu, Hawaii

Amongst these now within the subject is World No.1 Rose Zhang, who in August received the 2020 US Girls’s Beginner Championship, which earned her a spot within the 2021 US Girls’s Open at The Olympic Membership in San Francisco. Zhang is having an unimaginable season, which incorporates an Eleventh-place end and low-amateur honours within the ANA Inspiration, a girls’s skilled main. Zhang additionally received the Rolex Women Junior Championship and the Ping Invitational on the American Junior Golf Affiliation circuit. Zhang was awarded the McCormack Medal by the USGA and R&A earlier this 12 months for being the main feminine within the WAGR.

Lindblad and Grant are amongst 4 natives of Sweden exempt into the sector as amateurs. Lindblad, a sophomore at Louisiana State College, grew to become the primary participant in program historical past to earn Southeastern Convention Participant of the Yr and Freshman of the Yr honours in the identical season. Grant is competing in her second US Girls’s Open, after contending in 2018 at Shoal Creek the place she was tied for fourth after 36 holes earlier than ending in a tie for 57th.

World No.2 beginner Ingrid Lindblad will be a part of the likes of Rose Zhang (pictured prime) at Champions Golf Membership. PHOTO: Atsushi Tomura/Getty Photographs.

Roussin-Bouchard held the No.1 spot in WAGR for the primary half of 2020. A standout sophomore on the College of South Carolina, she can be taking part in in her first US Girls’s Open. Final month, Roussin-Bouchard received the person title at The Ally by 5 strokes at 1999 US Girls’s Open venue Previous Waverly Golf Membership in West Level, Miss., whereas main South Carolina to a seven-stroke workforce victory. She has two particular person titles and 5 top-five finishes in 9 profession begins for the Gamecocks.

Migliaccio was a quarterfinalist on the US Girls’s Beginner this August. A senior at Wake Forest College, she is a three-time All-American and has earned 5 particular person titles with the Deacons. She is competing in her second US Girls’s Open after qualifying in 2018 at Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala. She additionally received a combined workforce gold medal with Zhang, Brandon Wu and Stewart Hagestad on the 2019 Pan American Video games in Peru.

Laisne, a senior on the College of Texas, positioned simply 150 miles east of Champions Golf Membership in Austin, was the Massive 12 Convention particular person champion and Participant of the Yr in 2019 with the Longhorns. The native of Paris, France, additionally received two occasions on the Girls European Tour Entry Sequence in three begins this fall.

Mehaffey and Humphreys each competed within the 2018 Curtis Cup as members of the Nice Britain & Eire Staff. Mehaffey, who was additionally a member of the victorious 2016 GB&I Curtis Cup Staff, is a four-time All-American at Arizona State College. She returned for a fifth 12 months of eligibility with the Solar Devils this fall and can be taking part in in her third skilled main of the 12 months after making the lower on the AIG Girls’s Open in August at Royal Troon and competing within the ANA Inspiration in September. Humphreys, who received the Welsh and Irish beginner championships in 2019, was the main beginner on the Rose Girls Sequence this summer time with two top-five finishes.

Papp will be a part of a slew of Texans taking part in the championship of their house state in addition to Longhorn teammate Laisne. The highest-ranked beginner in Texas and a College of Texas senior, Papp received a USGA title in 2016 when she teamed with Hailee Cooper on the US Girls’s Beginner 4-Ball Championship. She was named a first-team All-American within the 2019-2020 season, which was lower brief because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

13 of the 20 amateurs becoming a member of the sector can be making their US Girls’s Open debuts. Corpuz, a fifth-year senior on the College of Southern California, is the one beginner taking part in in her third US Girls’s Open.

With the addition of those gamers, 24 amateurs are at the moment within the 2020 US Girls’s Open subject. Gabriela Ruffels earned an exemption as final 12 months’s US Girls’s Beginner champion. Additionally in 2019, Lei (Angelina) Ye (US Women’ Junior) and Ina Kim-Schaad (US Girls’s Mid-Beginner) received USGA championships. Emily Toy received the 2019 Girls’s Beginner Championship, carried out by The R&A.


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