Women's Open Sectional Qualifying Storylines


By USGA
May 14, 2012

May 14 

Bellingham (Wash.) Golf & Country Club 

Grace Chua, of Canada, received the 2011 Mizuno All Canadian Award, from the Canadian Junior Golf Association. The award is presented to junior golfers who display a commitment to the game of golf, academics and community volunteerism.

Jordan Ferreira, of University Place, Wash., was the 2011 Washington State Golf Association’s Junior Girls’ Player of the Year.

Lisa Ferrero, of Lodi, Calif., won the 2000 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.

Jessi Gebhardt, of Chandler, Ariz., and Christina Proteau, of Canada, competed in the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open at The Broadmoor after sharing medalist honors at the Vancouver, Wash., sectional qualifier.

Emma Talley, of Princeton, Ky., played in the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open after qualifying as an alternate at the Wilmette, Ill., sectional. She has committed to play golf for the University of Alabama. 

Kim Welch, of Roseville, Calif., is a graduate of Washington State University and won the Golf Channel’s “Big Break Ka’anapali.”

Collegiate Golfers 

From UCLA: Erynne Lee, of Silverdale, Wash.; and Kyle Roig, of Pembroke Pines, Fla. Lee won the 2012 Pacific Coast Intercollegiate. She competed in the 2008 and 2011 U.S. Women’s Opens, and advanced to the semifinals at the 2008 Women’s Amateur. Roig won the 2010 Harder Hall Invitational, and has represented her birth country of Puerto Rico at three Women’s World Amateur Team Championships.

Also competing are Lee’s younger sister, Katie Lee, of Silverdale, Wash., and her cousin, Cherokee Kim, of Dupont, Wash.

From UC Davis: Amy Simanton, of Lake Oswego, Ore.

From Gonzaga University: Genavive Dodge, of Spokane, Wash.

From University of Oregon: Ashley Edwards, of Oakley, Calif.

From Barry University: Taylor Babcock, of Lake Oswego, Ore.

From Seattle University: Caitlin McCleary, of The Dalles, Ore.

From Northern Arizona University: Kaitlen Parsons, of Greenacres, Wash.

From Western Washington University: Sophie Elstrott, of Bellingham, Wash.; Claire Rachtor, of Bellingham, Wash.; and Alexandria Taylor, of Sammamish, Wash.

From Washington State University: Soobin Kim, of Seattle, Wash.; and Brittany Tallman, of Issaquah, Wash.

From Portland State University: Tiffany Schoning, of Portland, Ore.; and Britney Yada, of Portland, Ore.

May 15 

Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club, Ormond Beach, Fla. 

Shannon Aubert, of Champions Gate, Fla., won the 2012 Kathy Whitworth Invitational.

Shasta Averyhardt, of Orlando, Fla., qualified for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open. Also in 2010, she became only the fourth African-American woman to earn LPGA Tour membership, and is currently playing on the LPGA’s Symetra Tour.

Jessica Carafiello, of Coral Springs, Fla., qualified for the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open.

Sandra Changkija, of Orlando, Fla., graduated from Nova Southeastern University, where she was a member of three NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship-winning teams (2009-11) and won the 2010 individual title.

Laura Diaz, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., has two LPGA Tour victories: the 2002 Welch’s/Circle K Championship and 2002 LPGA Corning Classic. She has represented the USA on four Solheim Cup Teams, and has competed in 11 Women’s Open.

Lindy Duncan, of Davie, Fla., is a member of the 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team. A junior at Duke University, Duncan won the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship title and also led the golf team to the team victory. Her four victories in the 2011-12 season earned her ACC Player of the Year honors. She qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open and made the cut, finishing as the second-lowest amateur.

Veronica Felibert, of Miami Beach, Fla., qualified for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.

Yueer Feng, of Orlando, Fla., qualified for the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Women’s Opens. She won the 2010 Rolex Girls Championship.

Jaye Marie Green, of Boca Raton, Fla., received a sponsor’s exemption into the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she made the cut. She won the 2011 South Atlantic Amateur Championship (the SALLY), and qualified for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.

Nicole Jeray, of Berwyn, Ill., reached the semifinals of the 1991 and 1992 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. Jeray suffers from narcolepsy, and has become an advocate for those who struggle with the disorder.

Mitsuki Karahira, of Ormond Beach, Fla., who was born in Japan, won the 2010 and 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship titles while attending Daytona State University.

Stefanie Kenoyer, of Lighthouse Point, Fla., qualified for the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open as an amateur.

Jee Young Lee, of Korea, finished seventh at the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge & G.C. in Southern Pines, N.C., and tied for second at the RICOH Women’s British Open the same year. She won the LPGA Tour’s 2005 CJ Nine Bridges Classic.

Rebecca Lee-Bentham, of Canada, qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open. She won the 2011 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship.

Garrett Phillips, of Saint Simons Island, Ga., qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open.

Sherri Pla, of West Palm Beach, Fla., was inducted into the Florida Atlantic University’s Athletic Hall of Fame after participating in basketball, softball, golf and cross country. A point guard, she holds the school record for career steals and scored more than 1,000 points in her collegiate career. She also has a brief stint as a professional softball player.

Meghan Stasi, of Oakland Park, Fla., is a three-time champion of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and was a member of the 2008 USA Curtis Cup Team. She won the 2012 Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship and the 2012 Florida Women’s Amateur.

Kris Tamulis, of Tampa, Fla., has competed in three U.S. Women’s Opens (2002, 2004, 2007).

Briana Vega, of Reunion, Fla., competed in the 2004 and 2009 U.S. Women’s Opens. She won the Golf Channel’s “Big Break VI: Trump National” in 2006.

Collegiate Golfers 

From University of Florida: Isabelle Lendl and Mia Piccio, both of Gainesville, Fla. Lendl is the daughter of eight-time tennis Grand Slam champion and Hall of Famer Ivan Lendl, while Piccio represented her native Philippines at the 2010 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship.

From Furman University: Laura Wearn, of Charlotte, N.C.

From Stetson University: Mallory Viera, of Howey in the Hills, Fla.

From University of Central Florida: Kaitlyn Price, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

From University of Miami: Rika Park, of Coral Gables, Fla.

From University of South Carolina: Katie Burnett, of Brunswick, Ga.

Trump National Golf Club, Colts Neck, N.J. 

Jill Briles-Hinton, of Glen Allen, Va., is the women’s golf coach at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

Wendy Doolan, an Australian native who now lives in Lakeland, Fla., is a three-time LPGA Tour winner, including the 2004 Evian Masters. She has competed in six U.S. Women’s Opens, with a best finish of seventh in 2001 at Pine Needles.

Mi Jung Hur, of Korea, has competed in the last three Women’s Opens, with a best finish of 31st in 2010 at Oakmont. Until recently, she played as M.J. Hur.

Jeong Jang, of Korea, won the 2005 RICOH Women’s British Open. She has competed in nine U.S. Women’s Open, and tied for sixth in 2003 at Pumpkin Ridge.

Ariya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, won the 2011 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open. She was the low amateur at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2011 and 2012. Her sister, Moriya, is exempt into the 2012 Women’s Open for being the runner-up at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Ayaka Kaneko, of Honolulu, Hawaii, was the runner-up at the 2007 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. She competed in the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open at Newport (R.I.) Country Club.

Jennie Lee, of Henderson, Nev., has competed in four U.S. Women’s Opens (2004, 2006-2008) and represented the USA at the Curtis Cup Match in 2006 and 2008. At the 2007 Women’s Open, Lee tied with fellow Colts Neck participant Jennifer Song for low-amateur honors.

Seonhwa Lee, a Korean native who lives in Lake Mary, Fla., has four wins on the LPGA Tour, most recently in 2008 at the Walmart (then P&G Beauty) NW Arkansas Championship. She has competed in seven U.S. Women’s Opens.

Jordan Lintz, of Milford, Conn., is an assistant women’s golf coach at Sacred Heart University.

Janice Moodie, of Scotland, has two career LPGA Tour victories and has competed in nine Women’s Opens, most recently in 2010. She has played on three European Solheim Cup Teams, and was a member of the 1994 and 1996 GB&I Curtis Cup Teams.

Annie Park, of Levittown, N.Y., was a semifinalist at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.

Grace Park, of Scottsdale, Ariz., has six career LPGA victories, including the 2004 Kraft Nabisco Championship. The 1998 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion has competed in eight U.S. Women’s Opens, most recently in 2008. She tied for sixth at her first Women’s Open at The Merit Club in 2000.

Stephanie Sherlock, of Canada, was a semifinalist at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Jennifer Song, of Orlando, Fla., won the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championships, making her one of two women to win multiple USGA championships in one year. She was a member of the victorious 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team. She has competed in three Women’s Opens, tying with fellow Colts Neck participant Jennie Lee for low-amateur honors in 2007.

Sisters Camilla (17) and Susana (13) Vik, of Greenwich, Conn., are also in the field.

Collegiate Golfers 

From Lehigh University: Crystal Lee, of Mahwah, N.J.

From Georgetown University: Alice Choi, of Whitestone, N.Y.

From Rutgers University: Karen Cash, of Allendale, N.J.

From St. John's University: Harin Lee, of Bayside, N.Y.

From Tulane University: Maribel Lopez, of New Orleans, La., and Colombia; and Samantha Troyanovich, of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.

From North Carolina State University: Ana Menendez, of Raleigh, N.C., and Mexico

From University of South Carolina: Meredith Swanson, of Roanoke, Va.

From Stanford University: Sally Watson, of Scotland, a member of the 2008 and 2010 GB&I Curtis Cup Teams

May 21 

Half Moon Bay (Calif.) Golf Links (Ocean Course) 

Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif., won the 2012 Legacy Junior Challenge, which earned her a spot in the field at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She competed in the 2009 and 2010 Women’s Open, and made the cut in 2009.

At nine years old, Lucy Li, of Redwood Shores, Calif., is the youngest player in U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifying.

Mo Martin, of Altadena, Calif., competed in the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open.

Nina Rodriguez, of San Jose, Calif., was a contestant on “Big Break Ireland.”

Seema Sadekar, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Maiya Tanaka, of San Diego, Calif., were contestants on “Big Break Sandals.”

Erica Wicoff, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., has competed in five Women’s Opens, most recently in 2007. A graduate of Indiana University, she was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. Wicoff was the medalist at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in 1994 and 1995.

Twins Alexandra and Andrea Wong, of San Francisco, Calif., are Junior Merit members at Lake Merced Golf Club, site of the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior. Alexandra, who won the 2012 San Francisco City Women’s Championship, has committed to attend Princeton University, while Andrea is committed to U.C. Davis.

Collegiate Golfers:

From Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: Kirsten Locke, of Murphys, Calif.; Laura Howard, of Orinda, Calif.; Alexandra Phillips, of Reno, Nev.; and Taylor Yoshitake, of Los Angeles, Calif.

From Cal State Monterey: Audra Kepler, of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; and Courtney Soekland, of Santa Rosa, Calif.

From Cañada College (Redwood City, Calif.): Mehreen Raheel, of Hillsborough, Calif., and Pakistan

From Columbia University: Jane Dong, of Fremont, Calif.

From Fresno State University: Madchen Ly, of Clovis, Calif.

From Harvard University: Bonnie Hu, of San Ramon, Calif., and Tiffany Lim, of San Jose, Calif. Hu won the 2012 Ivy League Championships individual title, while Lim qualified for and made the cut at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont Country Club.

Also in the field is Hu’s 12-year-old sister, Belinda Hu, also of San Ramon.

From Rutgers University: Kortnie Maxoutopoulis, of Pleasanton, Calif.

From Sacramento State University: Nicolette Bondura, of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; Lexie Hall, of Austin, Texas; Sagee Palavivatana, of North Highlands, Calif.; and Julie Shutler, of Manteca, Calif.

From San Jose State University: Madeleine Ziegert, of San Jose, Calif., and Sweden

From Stanford University: Lila Barton, of Dallas, Texas

From University of Arizona: Haley Andreas, of Tucson, Ariz.

From University of California at Irvine: Sara Banke, of Danville, Calif.

From University of Colorado: Devin Dougherty, of Woodland, Calif. She is the cousin of 2005 U.S. Amateur runner-up Dillon Dougherty.

From UNLV: Marguerite Swearingen, of Livermore, Calif.

From University of San Francisco: Peppiina Kaija, of San Francisco, Calif., and Finland

From University of Texas at San Antonio: Chelsea Bretcher, of Austin, Texas

Dunwoody (Ga.) Country Club 

Amira Alexander and Rachel Dai, both of Alpharetta, were members of Georgia’s winning team at the 2011 USGA Women’s State Team Championship.

Ashli Bunch, of Morristown, Tenn., has competed in four Women’s Opens, most recently in 2010.

Dori Carter, of Valdosta, Ga., was a member of Georgia’s winning team at the 2009 USGA Women’s State Team Championship.

Irene Cho, of Henderson, Nev., has competed in four Women’s Opens, most recently in 2010.

Cydney Clanton, of Auburn, Ala., represented the United States of America on the victorious 2010 Curtis Cup Team, and was also a member of the 2010 USA Women’s World Amateur Team. She competed in the 2007 Women’s Open.

Taylor Coutu, of Dallas, Texas, has competed in five Women’s Opens, most recently in 2010. She played on the 2006 USA Curtis Cup Team under her maiden name of Leon. She is married to Brandon Coutu, a kicker for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

Lauren Doughtie, of Suffolk, Va., has qualified for two Women’s Opens (2008 as an amateur, and 2011).

Nicole Hage, of Coral Springs, Fla., has competed in seven Women’s Opens.

Jennifer Hong, of Granger, Ind., won the 2005 Women’s Western Amateur Championship and was the runner-up in 2006.

Sara-Maude Juneau, of Canada, qualified for the 2010 Women’s Open at Oakmont.

Haeji Kang, of Davenport, Fla., and Korea, has competed in two Women’s Opens.

Naon Min, of Orlando, Fla., and Korea, finished third at the 2007 LPGA Championship. She has competed in three Women’s Opens.

Juliana Murcia Ortiz, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., was a member of Arizona State University’s winning team at the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.

Ji Young Oh, of Duluth, Ga., and Korea, competed in the 2008-10 Women’s Opens. She has two LPGA victories – the 2008 LPGA State Farm Classic and 2009 Sybase Match Play Championship.

Jin Young Pak of Orlando, Fla., and Korea, qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

Jane Park, of Seal Beach, Calif., has competed in eight Women’s Opens, and was the low amateur at the 2006 championship when she tied for 10th. Park won the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, and was the runner up at the 2003 Women’s Amateur and the 2004 Girls’ Junior. She was a member of the 2004 and 2006 USA Curtis Cup Teams and the 2004 USA Women’s World Amateur Team.

Zakiya Randall, of Atlanta, Ga., is a contestant on the Golf Channel’s “Big Break Atlantis.”

Reilley Rankin, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., has competed in three Women’s Opens.

Candace Schepperle, of Birmingham, Ala., competed in the 2009 Women’s Open as an amateur. In 2010, she won the CN Canadian Tour event in Ottawa, also as an amateur.

Mariah Stackhouse, of Riverdale, Ga., qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open. She was a member of Georgia’s winning team at the 2009 USGA Women’s State Team Championship. Stackhouse has committed to play collegiate golf at Stanford University.

Victoria Tanco, of Argentina, had a successful amateur career, winning the 2008 AJGA Rolex Girls, 2009 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions, 2010 AJGA Annika Invitational and 2011 Western Amateur Championship. She turned pro after earning her LPGA Tour card in December 2011.

Christine Wolf, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Austria, qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open. She is a graduate assistant on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s golf staff. She played four years for the Mocs, and is currently pursuing an MBA.

Collegiate Golfers:

From Mercer University (Macon, Ga.): Lacey Fears, of Bonaire, Ga.; and Mary Alice Murphy, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.

From Troy University (Troy, Ala.): Sydney Conrad, of Powder Springs, Ga.; Haley Lawrence, of Prattville, Ala.; Taylor McGraw, of Macon, Ga.; and Langley Vannoy, of Pensacola, Fla.

From University of Cincinnati: Kristin Price, of Knoxville, Tenn.

From University of Memphis: Alexandra Alang, of Memphis, Tenn., and Sweden

From University of Mississippi (Ole Miss): Kaitlin Voll, of Alpharetta, Ga.

Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii 

Allisen Corpuz, of Honolulu, became the youngest championship competitor in USGA history at age 10 when she qualified for the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, surpassing Michelle Wie. She attends the Punahou School, which also produced President Barack Obama, Wie, the 2003 Women’s Amateur Public Links champion, and 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team member Stephanie Kono.

There is another Punahou School player in the field – Kacie Komoto, of Honolulu.

Mariel Galdiano, of Pearl City, Hawaii, was the youngest qualifier for the 2011 Women’s Open at age 13.

Kimberly Kim, of Mililani, Hawaii, won the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at age 14 and remains that championship’s youngest winner. She is also a two-time USGA runner-up (2009 WAPL and U.S. Girls’ Junior), and represented the USA at the 2006 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship and 2008 and 2010 Curtis Cup Matches. Kim has competed in four Women’s Opens.

Collegiate Golfers:

From Gonzaga University: Alice Kim, of Honolulu

From James Madison University: Nicole Sakamoto, of Honolulu

From University of Notre Dame: Kelli Oride, of Lihue, Hawaii

From University of San Francisco: Michelle Condry, of Honolulu. Condry is a graduate of the Punahou School.

Longmeadow (Mass.) Country Club 

Susan Choi, of Natick, Mass., appeared on the Golf Channel’s “Big Break Ka’anapali.”

Joanna Coe, of Mays Landing, N.J., qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

Ellie Dutch, of Moodus, Conn., won the 2011 Massachusetts Women’s Open.

Sue Ginter, of Redding, Conn., has competed in five Women’s Opens.

Nicole Morales, of South Salem, N.Y., won the 2011 Polo Junior Classic.

Chawwadee Rompothong, of New Haven, Conn., is the women’s golf coach at Yale University. She was a member of the Yale team that won three Ivy League titles in the late 1990s.

Cindy Schreyer, of Brookline, Mass., won the 1986 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship and was a member of the 1986 USA Curtis Cup Team.

Nicole Scola, of Westerly, R.I., was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 12.

Laura Shanahan-Rowe, of Hampton, N.H., won the 2001 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

Karolyne Shieh, of Carlisle, Mass, won the 2011 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s girls’ individual state championship. She is also a competitive figure skater and has qualified for the U.S. Junior National Figure Skating Championship.

Jaclyn Sweeney, of Bradenton, Fla., was a tri-medalist at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. She qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

Alison Walshe, of Jupiter, Fla., was a member of the 2008 USA Curtis Cup and Women’s World Amateur Teams. She has competed in three Women’s Opens.

Kelly Whaley, of Farmington, Conn., won the 2011 Connecticut Women’s Amateur. She is the daughter of Suzy Whaley, a renowned golf professional and instructor who qualified for the PGA Tour’s 2003 Greater Hartford Open after winning the 2002 Connecticut Section PGA Championship.

Collegiate Golfers:

From Flagler College (St. Augustine, Fla.): Marie Santacroce, of Mattituck, N.Y.

From Methodist University (Fayetteville, N.C.): Andie Savel, of Sudbury, Mass.

From Indiana University: Elizabeth Tong, of Canada

From Newman University (Wichita, Kan.): Kiersten Klekner-Alt, of Canada

Also in the field is Klekner-Alt’s younger sister, Marlies Klekner-Alt, who has committed to attend Newman University in the fall.

From Penn State University: Elyse Archambault, of Canada

From St. Lawrence University (Canton, N.Y.): Aimee Caligiore, of Lake Placid, N.Y.

From University of Hartford (West Hartford, Conn.): Aubrey Ungvarsky, of Wilmington, Mass.

From University of Maryland: Juliet Vongphoumy, of Providence, R.I.

From University of Montreal: Laurence Mignault, of Canada

Big Foot Country Club, Fontana, Wis. 

Casey Danielson, of Osceola, Wis., was a quarterfinalist at the 2011 Women’s Amateur Championship. She won the 2009 and 2010 Wisconsin state girls’ golf championship, while her older sister, Lindsay (who is entered in the Wayzata, Minn., qualifier), won the title in the four previous years. Her brother, Charlie, also won the 2010 boys’ title.

Jamie Fischer, of Wilmette, Ill., has competed in three Women’s Opens.

Junthima “Numa” Gulyanammitta, of West Lafayette, Ind., was a member of Purdue University’s winning team at the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship. Gulyanammitta, who tied for 15th at the 2011 Women’s Open, is the younger sister of 2000 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links runner-up Russamee Gulyanammitta.

Laura Kueny, of Whitehall, Minn., competed in the 2010 Women’s Open.

Abby Pearson, of Kalamazoo, Mich., competed in the 2003 Women’s Open.

Meghan Sobotta, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., is in her second year as head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women’s golf team.

Collegiate Golfers: 

From Bradley University (Peoria, Ill.): Cassandra Marschall, of Marshfield, Wis.

From Butler University: Isabella Lambert, of Big Bend, Wis.; and Jenna Peters, of Kohler, Wis.

From Colorado State University: Haley King, of Elkhart, Ind.

From Illinois State University: Brianna Cooper, of Canada

From Lehigh University: Chelsea Michalek, of Glenview, Ill.

From Northwestern University: Anne Ormson, of Granger, Ind.

From Penn State University: Jamie Lavin, of Deerfield, Ill.

From University of Minnesota: Tori Stock, of Woodstock, Ill.

From University of Wisconsin: Jessie Gerry, of Merrimac, Wis.; Jessie Jordan, of Urbana, Ohio; Alexis Nelson, of Madison, Wis.; and Kris Yoo, of Schaumburg, Ill. 

May 22 

The Woodlands (Texas) Country Club (Player Course) 

Lili Alvarez, of Winter Garden, Fla., was the runner-up on “Big Break Sandals.”

Christi Cano, of San Antonio, Texas, has competed in two U.S. Women’s Opens.

Meredith Duncan, of Shreveport, La., won the 2001 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, and was a member of the victorious 2002 USA Curtis Cup Team. She has competed in four Women’s Opens.

Janine Fellows, of Houston, Texas, qualified for the 2010 Women’s Open as an amateur.

Shannon Fish, of Spring, Texas, competed on “Big Break Atlantis.”

Adrienne Gautreaux-McDonald, of Kemp, Texas, competed on “Big Break Ka’anapali.”

Katy Harris, of Humble, Texas, qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

Lisa LaFollette, of Kingwood, Texas, was a commercial pilot for Continental Airlines before taking a break to pursue a career as a professional golfer. Her husband, Ben, is also a commercial pilot, and is a former pilot of Marine One, the presidential helicopter.

Marissa Mauldin, of Utopia, Texas, is a volunteer assistant on the Southwestern University women’s golf coaching staff.

Amanda McCurdy, of Mansfield, Texas, was a member of the 2006 USA Curtis Cup Team. She was the runner-up at the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur, and received an exemption into the 2005 Women’s Open, where she tied for 38th. She also competed in the 2006 Women’s Open.

Sydnee Michaels, of Temecula, Calif., competed in the 2006-08 Women’s Opens as an amateur.

Sisters Mariana and Sierra Sims, both of Austin, Texas, are in the field.

Tracy Stanford, of Midland, Texas, qualified for the 2009 Women’s Open.

Mariajo Uribe, of Colombia, won the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur. She has competed in five Women’s Opens, including a tie for 10th and low-amateur honors in 2008.

Collegiate Golfers: 

From Brigham Young University: Maggie Yuan, of Draper, Utah

From Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: Kristi O’Brien, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

From Kennesaw State University: Minami Levonowich, of Houston, Texas

From Lamar University: Katelyn McDougal, of Richmond, Texas

From McNeese State University: Kelsey Haynie, of Lake Charles, La.

From Penn State University: Catherine Herrera, of Houston, Texas

From Samford University: Anna Heim, of Lafayette, La.

From St. Edward’s University (Austin, Texas): Ryanne Haddow, of Austin, Texas; and Wallis Spears, of Rancho Mirage, Calif.

From Texas A&M University: Kirby Kramer, of Houston, Texas; Janell Lysack, of Bryan, Texas; and Alyce Smith, of Houston, Texas

From University of Central Arkansas: Brooke Braun, of Metarie, La.

From University of Memphis: Marissa Steen, of West Chester, Ohio

From University of Virginia: Lauren Coughlin, of Spring, Texas

May 23 

Terravita Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Dina Ammaccapane, of Phoenix, Ariz., has competed in nine Women’s Opens, with a best finish of T15 in 1998 at Blackwolf Run. She is the sister of 1985 Women’s Amateur Public Links champion Danielle Ammaccapane.

Lori Atsedes, of Litchfield Park, Ariz., competed on “Big Break Ka’anapali.”

Beth Bader, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has competed in seven Women’s Opens.

Jean Bartholomew, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has competed in seven Women’s Opens.

Mallory Blackwelder, of Scottsdale, Ariz., qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open. She was a contestant in “Big Break Ireland.”

Sara Brown, of Tucson, Ariz., competed on “Big Break Sandals” and “Big Break Dominican Republic.”

Nicole Castrale, of Palm Desert, Calif., tied for sixth at the 2008 Women’s Open and has competed in the championship four other times.

Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., was the runner-up at the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior.

Dodisa Delasin, of Henderson, Nev., is the younger sister of Dorothy Delasin, winner of the 1996 Girls’ Junior and 1999 Women’s Amateur.

Brittany Johnston, of Akron, Ohio, qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

Taylore Karle, of Scottsdale, Ariz., holds the record for lowest 36-hole stroke-play score at any USGA championship. She shot a 12-under 130 at the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Junior conducted at BanBury G.C. in Eagle, Idaho.

Kyung Kim, of Chandler, Ariz., qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open.

Stephanie Kono, of Honolulu, Hawaii, was a member of the 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team, as well as UCLA’s winning team at the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.

At 61, Bobbi Lancaster, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., is the oldest women attempting to qualifying for the 2012 Women’s Open.

Samantha Postillion, of Woodridge, Ill., is the daughter of three-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur runner-up Kerry Postillion.

Jane Rah, of Torrance, Calif., competed in the 2006 Women’s Open.

Elena Robles, of Torrance, Calif., competed on “Big Break Sandals.”

Lizette Salas, of Azusa, Calif., qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

Alena Sharp, of Chandler, Ariz., and Canada, has competed in in six Women’s Opens.

Karin Sjodin, of Stillwater, Okla., and Sweden, has competed in four Women’s Opens. She tied for fourth at the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship. She was a member of Sweden’s gold-medal winning team at the 2004 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Puerto Rico.

Christina Stockton, of Rocklin, Calif., is a contestant on “Big Break Atlantis.”

Tiffany Tavee, of Tempe, Ariz., competed in the 2007 Women’s Open as an amateur.

Aiko Ueno, of Torrance, Calif., qualified for the 2010-11 Women’s Opens.

Eileen Vargas, of Miami Beach, Fla., competed in the 2005 Women’s Open as an amateur. She was a quarterfinalist at the 2006 Women’s Amateur.

Nicole Zhang, of La Quinta, Calif., qualified for the 2010 Women’s Open.

Collegiate Golfers: 

From Grand Canyon University: Brittany Penny, of Peoria, Ariz.

From UNLV: Kristen Schelling, of Mesa, Ariz.; and Mackenzie Sowers, of Reno, Nev.

May 29 

Industry Hills Golf Club (Eisenhower and Zaharias Courses), City of Industry, Calif. 

Vanessa Brockett, of Los Angeles, Calif., qualified for the 2008 Women’s Open. She appeared in the USGA’s long-running “Swing Like a Girl” PSA.

Brandie Burton, of La Verne, Calif., won the 1989 U.S. Girls’ Junior and was a member of the 1990 USA Curtis Cup Team. She has competed in 12 Women’s Open, including a tie for third in 1996.

Casie Cathrea, of Livermore, Calif., was the stroke-play runner-up at the 2011 Girls’ Junior. She has committed to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2013.

Aimee Cho, of La Mirada, Calif., qualified for the 2006 Women’s Open as an amateur. She was a semifinalist at the 2003 Women’s Amateur Public Links.

Meghan Hardin, of Blue Jay, Calif., is a competitor on “Big Break Atlantis.”

Xi Yu Lin, of Beaumont, Calif., qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open as an amateur. She has since turned professional at age 16.

Pinrath Loomboonruang, of Thailand, won the 2012 Thailand Ladies Amateur Open.

Divya Manthena, of Camarillo, Calif., founded a nonprofit organization called “Krishak,” meaning ‘farmer’ in Indian. She has organized two charity golf tournaments benefitting the victims of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Manthena is a freshman at La Reina High School.

Kathryn Newton, of Coral Gables, Fla., is a teen actress who has appeared in “Gary Unmarried” and “Bad Teacher” and works with 2001 U.S. Junior Amateur champion Henry Liaw (http://www.usga.org/NewsSF.aspx?id=21474846724).

Jisoo Park, of Beaumont, Calif., advanced to the semifinals of the 2009 Women’s Amateur Public Links at age 14.

Kristen Park, of Buena Park, Calif., won the 2007 U.S. Girls’ Junior and turned pro after briefly attending the University of Southern California.

Cyna Rodriguez, of Los Angeles, Calif., won the 2010 Philippine Women’s Amateur Open.

Jennifer Rosales, of Anaheim, Calif., has competed in nine Women’s Opens, with a best finish of fourth in 2004.

Gabriella Then, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has qualified for the last two Women’s Opens.

Julie Yang, of Mesa, Ariz., advanced to the round of 16 at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. She has lived in four countries, including a stint at a boarding school in Scotland so she could learn how to play in those weather conditions. She won the 2011 Women’s Trans National Championship, 2010 English Women’s Open Stroke Play, 2010 Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play and 2010 Danish International Ladies Amateur, and qualified for the 2010 Ricoh Women’s British Open.

Angel Yin, of Arcadia, Calif., advanced to the round of 16 at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. She won the 2010 California’s Women’s Amateur Championship and is the second-youngest winner in championship history, behind 2007 Women’s Amateur Public Links champion Mina Harigae.

Collegiate Golfers:

From Arizona State University: Jeanne Lee, of Australia; Giulia Molinaro, of Tempe, Ariz., and Italy; and Daniela Ordonez, of Tempe, Ariz., and Colombia. Lee was the low amateur at the 2009 Women’s Australian Open. Molinaro was born in Italy, but lived most of her life in Kenya. Ordonez finished fifth at the 2010 Columbian Open for low-amateur honors.

From Cal State Fullerton: Tisha Alyn Abrea, of Murrieta, Calif.

From Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: Asia Adell, of Fresno, Calif.

From Cal State Northridge: Margo Dionisio, of Whittier, Calif.

From Columbia University: Michelle Piyapattra, of Corona, Calif.

From Florida International University: Makayla Mier, of Santa Maria, Calif.

From Florida State University: Carlton Kuhlo, of Tallahassee, Fla.

From Gonzaga University: T.J. Kliebphipat, of Panorama City, Calif.

From Long Beach State University: Rochelle Chan, of Torrance, Calif.; and Ashley Greer, of Huntington Beach, Calif.

From Northwestern University: Brittany Mai, of Poway, Calif.

From Pepperdine University: Liv Cheng, of Malibu, Calif.; Alina Ching, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Kaitlin Drolson, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Danielle Gillaspy, of Santa Maria, Calif.; and Grace Na, of Oakland, Calif.

From Purdue University: Kendall Dusenberry, of Newhall, Calif.

From San Diego State University: Amy Alston, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and Gina Clark, of Murrieta, Calif.

From San Jose State University: Jordanne Barr, of Bakersfield, Calif.

From Stanford University: Sydney Burlison, of Salinas, Calif.

From University of Arkansas: Emily Tubert, of Burbank, Calif. Tubert won the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, and is a member of the 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team.

From University of Arizona: Margarita Ramos, of Tucson, Ariz., and Mexico

From University of California, Berkeley: Emily Childs, of Alameda, Calif.; Daniela Holmqvist, of Sweden; and Jacqueline Williams, of Fair Oaks, Calif.

From University of California, Davis: Demi Frances Runas, of Torrance, Calif. Runas was a quarterfinalist at the 2011 Women’s Amateur.

From University of California, Irvine: Michelle Yang, of Los Angeles, Calif.

From UCLA: Brianna Do, of Lakewood, Calif.; Ani Gulugian, of Irvine, Calif.; Lee Lopez, of Whittier, Calif.; and Tiffany Lua, of Rowland Heights, Calif. Do won the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links at Bandon Dunes. Lua is a member of the 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team, and also represented the USA in 2010. Lopez, Lua and Gulugian were members of UCLA’s winning team at the 2011 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Championship.

From University of Delaware: Andrea Slane, of Temecula, Calif.

From University of North Carolina: Jackie Chang, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

From University of Southern California: Rachel Morris, of Carlsbad, Calif.

The Oaks Club (Eagle Course), Osprey, Fla. 

Laura Baugh, of Orlando, Fla., won the 1971 U.S. Women’s Amateur, and remains the championship’s second-youngest winner. She was a member of the victorious 1972 USA Curtis Cup and Women’s World Amateur Teams. Baugh has competed in 12 Women’s Opens.

Jodi Ewart, of England, was a member of the 2008 GB&I Curtis Cup Team, and won the English Women’s Amateur Championship in 2008 and 2009.

Tatiana Gammicchia, of University Park, Fla., and Russia, was a track and field athlete in her home country, competing in the triple jump, long jump and 100-meter hurdles.

Nelly Korda, of Bradenton, Fla., is the younger sister of 2010 Women’s Amateur runner-up Jessica Korda. Her father is former professional tennis star and Australian Open champion Petr Korda.

Maude-Aimée LeBlanc, of Canada, was a member of Purdue University’s winning team at the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.

Hadas Libman, of Bradenton, Fla., and Israel, won the 2011 Israel Ladies Open.

Carolina Llano, of Sarasota, Fla., competed in the 2007 and 2009 Women’s Opens.

Marilyn Lovander, of Punta Gorda, Fla., has competed in six Women’s Opens.

Paola Moreno, of Miami, Fla., and Colombia, has competed in three Women’s Opens.

Sisters Alexandra and Anneliese Newell, of Tampa, Fla., are in the field.

Charlotta Sorenstam, of Davenport, Fla., and Sweden, is the sister of three-time Women’s Open champion Annika Sorenstam. She has competed in eight Women’s Open, with a best finish of T27 in 2000.

Collegiate Golfers: 

From Auburn University: Nicole Quinn, of Windermere, Fla.; Victoria Trapani, of Hollywood, Fla.; and Haley Wilson, of Fort Mitchell, Ark.

From Barry University (Miami Shores, Fla.): Paola Grande, of Miami, Fla.; and Daniela Murray, of Miami Beach, Fla., and Brazil

From Coastal Carolina University: Jessica Alexander, of Riverview, Fla.

From Duke University: Laetitia Beck, of Israel

From Florida State University: Alex Milan, of Lutz, Fla.

From Grand Canyon University: Ashley Mooney, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

From Michigan State University: Lindsey McPherson, of Flushing, Mich.

From Stanford University: Kristina Wong, of Vestal, N.Y. Wong was a semifinalist at the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior.

From Stetson University: Lauren Cate, of St. Augustine, Fla.

From University of Arkansas: Hally Leadbetter, of Bradenton, Fla. Her father, David Leadbetter, runs the David Leadbetter Golf Academy (associated with IMG Academies). Her mother, Kelly (Fuiks) Leadbetter, won the 1978 and 1978 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.

From University of Central Florida: Katie Mitchell, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Carolin Pinegger, of Orlando, Fla., and Germany; and Monifa Sealy, of Orlando, Fla., and Trinidad and Tobago

From University of Michigan: Chelsea Pizzola, of Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

From University of Mississippi (Ole Miss): Haley Millsap, of Pace, Fla.

From University of Southern California: Doris Chen, of Bradenton, Fla. Chen won the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior.

From University of Southern Florida: Christina Miller, of Bradenton, Fla.

Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Md.

Helen Alfredsson, of Sweden, holds the records for lowest score in any round and lowest 36-hole score at a Women’s Open with her 63-69—132 she shot in the first and second rounds of the 1994 championship at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, Mich. At the 1998 Women’s Open conducted at Blackwolf Run, Alfredsson made a hole-in-one on the eighth hole. The winner of the 1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore (now Kraft Nabisco) Championship, Alfredsson has competed in 15 Women’s Open, with a best finish of second in 1993 and 2008.

Danah Bordner, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., has competed in three Women’s Opens.

Laura Davies, of England, won the 1987 U.S. Women’s Open in an 18-hole playoff with Ayako Okamoto and JoAnne Gunderson Carner at Plainfield (N.J.) Country Club. Davies’ victory has been hailed as the start of the international emergence of women’s golf. Davies has competed in 25 Women’s Opens, and has 20 LPGA Tour wins to go with 54 international victories.

Moira Dunn, of Tampa, Fla., has competed in 10 Women’s Open, with a best finish of seventh in 2004.

Meaghan Francella, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has competed in five Women’s Opens.

Anna Grzebien, of Narragansett, R.I., has competed in three Women’s Opens.

Karine Icher, of France, has competed in eight Women’s Opens, with a best finish of sixth in 2005. She led France to the 2000 Women’s World Amateur Team title in Germany.

Lorie Kane, of Canada, finished fourth at the 1999 and 2005 Women’s Opens, and has competed in 10 other championships.

Leta Lindley, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has competed in 13 Women’s Opens, with a best finish of fifth in 1995.

Sarah Lynn Sargent, of Charlottesville, Va., competed on “Big Break Trump National” under her maiden name of Johnston.

Lisa Schlesinger, of Laytonsville, Md., was the stroke-play medalist at the 2011 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and advanced to the semifinals.

Elyse Smidinger, of Crofton, Md., was the 64th seed at the 2011 Women’s Amateur, but eliminated co-medalist and first seed Jihee Kim in the first round of match play. She has committed to play for the University of Denver in the fall.

Jenny Suh, of Fairfax, Va., was a member of the 2006 USA Curtis Cup Team.

There is one set of sisters in the field: Karishma and Khushboo Thiagaraj, both of Haymarket, Va.

Kris Tschetter, of Warrenton, Va., was the runner-up at the 1996 Women’s Open and has competed in 13 additional championships.

Kimberly Williams, of Rockville, Md., was the runner-up at the 1984 Women’s Amateur and represented the USA at the 1986 Curtis Cup Match. She has competed in 11 Women’s Opens. Her professional career has been marred by injuries, including being accidentally shot in the neck in 1994 while entering a drug store and suffering multiple fractures following a car accident in 2001. In 2002, she received the LPGA’s Heather Farr Award, which is given to players who “demonstrate determination, perseverance and spirit” in playing the game.

Korean-born Eunjung Yi, of Murrieta, Calif., won the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links

Collegiate Golfers:

From Arizona State University: Laura Blanco, of Colombia

From Hofstra University: Cynthia Cheng, of Sayville, N.Y.

From James Madison University: Shabril Brewer, of Fairfax, Va.

From Lynn University (Boca Raton, Fla.): Lou Isabelle Manalo, of the Philippines

From Ohio State University: Kendall Prince, of Lake Oswego, Ore.

From Penn State University: Emily Ransone, of Hilliard, Ohio

From Princeton University: Kelly Shon, of Port Washington, N.Y. Shon qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

From St. John’s University: Stephanie Eybers, of Haymarket, Va.

From University of Kansas: Gabriella DiMarco, of West Chester, Pa.

From University of Maryland: Emily Jane Gimpel, of Lafayette Hill, Pa.; and Christine Shimel, of Kennet Square, Pa.

From University of South Carolina: Suzie Lee, of Commack, N.Y.

From University of Virginia: Brittany Altomare, of Shrewsbury, Mass. Altomare has competed in the last three U.S. Women’s Opens (2009-11), and was a quarterfinalist at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.

From Vanderbilt University: Marina Alex, of Wayne, N.J. Alex, the 2010 and 2011 SEC Player of the Year, has received an exemption into the 2012 ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she will make her professional debut.

From Wake Forest University: Hunter Ross, of Manakin Sabot, Va.

Wayzata (Minn.) Country Club

There is one set of sisters in the field: Katie and Sara Detlefsen, both of Eagan, Minn.

Martha Nause, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., is the head men’s and women’s golf coach at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Her 22-year LPGA career included a victory at the 1994 du Maurier Classic. Nause has competed in 14 Women’s Opens, with a best finish of eighth in 1987.

Collegiate Golfers:

From Augustana College (Sioux Falls, S.D.): Emily Kvidera, of Blaine, Minn.; and Maggie Leland, of Alexandra, Minn.

From Campbell University: Lisbeth Brooks, of Waunakee, Wis.

From Colorado State University: Betsy Kelly, of Wyoming, Minn.; and Sarah Roering, of Glenwood, Minn.

From Eastern Michigan University: Meredith Fairbairn, of Canada

From Iowa State University: Chonlada Chayanun, of Ames, Iowa, and Thailand; Sasikarn On-lam, of Ames, Iowa, and Thailand; Kristin Paulson, of Ames, Iowa; and Punpaka Phuntumabamrung, of Ames, Iowa, and Thailand 

From Texas Tech University: Kim Kaufman, of Clark, S.D.

From University of Illinois: Nora Lucas, of Chicago, Ill.

From University of Minnesota: Anna Laorr, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; Aubrie Nelson, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Taylor Quinn, of Barrington, Ill.; and Jaclyn Shepherd, of Delafield, Wis.

From University of Missouri: Laura Kraft, of Jamestown, N.D.

From University of Tulsa: Anna Young, of Canada

From University of Virginia: Briana Mao, of Folsom, Calif.

From University of Wisconsin: Lindsay Danielson, of Osceola, Wis. Danielson won four consecutive Wisconsin high-school titles in 2004-2008. Her younger sister, Casey, failed to qualify at the Fontana, Wis., sectional qualifier, and was a quarterfinalist at last year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Glen Echo Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.

Isabelle “Izzy” Beisiegel, of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Canada, played in the 1998 Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run as an amateur (under her maiden name of Blais), and in the 2009 Women’s Open as an amateur. In 2011, she became the first woman to earn a card on a men’s professional tour when she qualified for the Canadian Tour.

On Sept. 22, 2000, Alexandra Braga, of Sun Valley, Calif., was crushed by a 2-ton tree while on a school camping trip at age 16. Over the ensuing three months, she endured 35 surgeries to reconstruct her shattered pelvis.

Ellen Port, of St. Louis, Mo., is a four-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion (1995-96, 2000, 2011). She was a member of the 1994 and 1996 USA Curtis Cup Teams. She is a physical education teacher and field hockey and golf coach at John Burroughs School in St. Louis.

Collegiate Golfers:

From Baylor University: Jaclyn Jansen, of Effingham, Ill.

From Butler University: Michele Nash, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Julia Porter, of Plainfield, Ind.

From David Lipscomb University (Nashville, Tenn.): Morgan Bucher, of Paducah, Ky.; and Sami Khan, of Gallatin, Tenn.

From Illinois State University: Rachel Powers, of Quincy, Ill.

From Indiana State University: McCall Christopher, of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and Gina Della Camera, of Town and Country, Mo.

From Iowa State University: Prima Thammaraks, of Ames, Iowa, and Thailand

From Jacksonville University: Natalie Schmett, of Evansville, Ind.

From Kansas State University: Gianna Misenhelter, of Overland Park, Kan.; and Whitney Pyle, of Prescott, Kan.

From Michigan State University: Allyssa Ferrell, of Edgerton, Wis.

From Middle Tennessee State University: Karisa Akin, of Elizabethtown, Ky.

From Missouri State University: Catherine Dolan, of Ballwin, Mo.

From Penn State University: Hanule Seo, of State College, Pa.

From Purdue University: Laura Gonzalez-Escallon, of West Lafayette, Ind., and Belgium; Aurora Kan, of Boothwyn, Pa.; Paula Reto, of West Lafayette, Ind., and South Africa; and Vaishavi Sinha, of West Lafayette, Ind., and India. Gonzalez-Escallon won the Big Ten individual title, and was named Big Ten Player of the Year. Gonzalez-Escallon and Reto were members of the Purdue team that won the 2010 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Championship.

From Southern Illinois University: Cassie Rushing, of Marion, Ill.

From University of Alabama: Hannah Collier, of Birmingham, Ala.; Courtney McKim, of Raleigh, N.C.; and Brooke Pancake, of Chattanooga, Tenn. Pancake is a member of the 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team and advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur. Her par putt on the final hole won the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship for her Alabama golf team.

From University of Arkansas: Emma Lavy, of Fayetteville, Ark.; and Emily Podzeilinski, of Noblesville, Ind.

From University of Illinois: Michelle Mayer, of Flossmoor, Ill.; and Ember Schuldt, of State College, Pa.

From University of Iowa: Chelsea Harris, of Normal, Ill.

From University of Louisville: Emily Haas, of Nicholasville, Ky.; and Katie Petrino, of Fayetteville, Ark.

From University of Missouri: Michelle Butler, of Dunedin, Fla.

From University of Missouri-Kansas City: Susan Kirschenman, of Huxley, Iowa

From University of Missouri-St. Louis: Bailey Hopper, of Overland Park, Kan.

From University of Notre Dame: Ashley Armstrong, of Flossmoor, Ill.

From University of Texas: Nicole Vandermade, of Canada

May 30

Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course), Sanford, N.C.

Clarissa Childs, of Columbia, S.C., is the head women’s golf coach at Newberry College. Childs made a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at the 1998 Women’s Open conducted at Blackwolf Run.

Jean Chua, of Frostproof, Fla., qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

Charlaine Hirst, of Pinehurst, N.C., is a South African native and LPGA teaching professional. She competed in the 1998 Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run.

Whitney Wright, of Raleigh, N.C., competed on “Big Break Ireland.”

Collegiate Golfers:

From Campbell University: Brooke Bellomy, of Ona, W.Va.

From College of Charleston: Vanessa Koechli, of Greer, S.C.; and Kathryn Miranda, of Lexington, S.C.

From Duke University: Alejandra Cangrejo, of Colombia

From East Carolina University: Meghan Moore, of Bahama, N.C.

From Longwood University (Farmville, Va.): Amanda Steinhagen, of Oak Hill, Va.

From Louisiana State University: Austin Ernst, of Seneca, S.C. Ernst is a member of the 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team and advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 Women’s Amateur. She won the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship individual title, and received an exemption into the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she made the cut.

From Middle Tennessee State University: Allie Knight, of Knoxville, Tenn.

From Mississippi State University: Ally McDonald, of Fulton, Miss.

From North Carolina State University: Amanda Baker, of Raleigh, N.C., and Canada; and Maureen Dunnagan, of Lexington, S.C.

From Oral Roberts University: Tiffany Robbins, of Fort Mill, S.C.

From Rollins College: Kayla Sciupider, of Etowah, N.C.

From Samford University: Emily Stallings, of Fayetteville, Ga.

From Texas Tech University: Mattie Tobey, of Denver, Colo.

From Tusculum College (Greeneville, Tenn.): Emee Herbert, of Johns Creek, Ga.

From University of Arkansas: Meaghan Roberts, of Ocean Springs, Miss.

From University of Georgia: Collins Bradshaw, of Columbia, S.C.

From University of Kentucky: Ashleigh Albrecht, of Murietta, Calif. Albrecht qualified for the 2009 Women’s Open.

From University of Mississippi (Ole Miss): Taelor Rubin, of Raleigh, N.C.

From University of North Carolina: Courtney Gunter, of Matthews, N.C.; Catherine O’Donnell, of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; and Katherine Perry, of Cary, N.C.

From University of North Carolina-Wilmington: Lori Beth Adams, of Burlington, N.C.; and Mallory Warrick, of Wilson, N.C.

From University of South Carolina: Katie Rose Higgins, of Charleston, S.C.

From University of Tennessee: Erica Popson, of Davenport, Fla. Popson, a member of the 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team, won the 2011 SEC Championship individual title.

From Vanderbilt University: Kendall Martindale, of Jefferson City, Tenn.

From Wake Forest University: Allison Emrey, of Charlotte, N.C.; Greta Lange, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Cheyenne Woods, of Phoenix, Ariz. Woods, the stroke-play medalist at the 2011 Women’s Amateur Public Links, is the niece of nine-time USGA champion Tiger Woods. She recently turned professional following her college graduation.

Fox Chapel Golf Club, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Carling Coffing, of Middletown, Ohio, won “Big Break Sandals.”

MerriLyn Gibbs, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is the head women’s golf coach at California University of Pennsylvania.

Sisters Kelsi and Kimberli McKee, both of The Woodlands, Texas, are in the field, as are sisters Emmie and Hannah Pietila, both of Brighton, Mich.

Whitney Neuhauser, of Barboursville, Va., qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

Giulia Sergas, of La Quinta, Calif., and Italy, has competed in five Women’s Opens, with a best finish of sixth in 2008.

Collegiate Golfers:

From California University of Pennsylvania: Dianne Luke, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Malaysia

From Coastal Carolina University: Brittany Henderson, of Canada

From Eastern Michigan University: Alyssa Kwon, of Canada

From Kansas State University: Laura Hildebrandt, of Canada

From Michigan State University: Christine Meier, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and Trisha Witherby, of Richmond, Ind. Meier’s sister, Amy, is also in the sectional qualifier.

From North Carolina State University: Brittany Marchand, of Canada; and Vivian Tsui, of Canada. Marchand is a member of Golf Canada’s Team Canada.

From Oakland University (Rochester, Mich.): Maya Parsons, of Canada

From Ohio State University: Amy Meier, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and Rachel Rohanna, of Waynesburg, Pa. Meier’s sister, Christine, is also in the sectional qualifier. Rohanna was a tri-medalist at the 2010 Women’s Amateur, where her first-round 65 set a record as the lowest 18-hole score in championship history. She also qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

From Penn State University: Emily Ransone, of Hilliard, Ohio

From Rollins College: Kelly Krusoe, of Northfield, Ohio

From University of Alabama: Jennifer Kirby, of Canada. Kirby is a member of Team Canada, run by Golf Canada.

From University of Cincinnati: Alex Carl, of Cincinnati, Ohio

From University of Kentucky: Betsie Johnson, of Lexington, Ky.

From University of South Carolina: Samantha Swineheart, of Lancaster, Ohio

From University of Toledo: Stephanie St-Jean, of Findlay, Ohio

From University of Virginia: Elizabeth Brightwell, of Nellysford, Va.

From Vanderbilt University: Rene Sobolewski, of Buffalo, N.Y.

From Youngstown State University: Allison Mitzel, of Poland, Ohio

Stonebriar Country Club (Fazio Course), Frisco, Texas

Mina Hardin, of Fort Worth, Texas, was born in Mexico City, Mexico. In 1983, she became the first Mexican woman to play on the LPGA Tour. She was the runner-up at the 2011 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur after taking the championship title in 2010, becoming the first Mexican-born USGA champion.

Jamie Hullett, of Mesquite, Texas, has competed in six Women’s Opens, most recently in 2006.

Christina Lecuyer, of Conway, Ark., appeared on “Big Break Ka’anapali” and “Big Break Dominican Republic.”

Stephanie Louden, of Frisco, Texas, has competed in three Women’s Opens. Louden was a member of the 2000 USA Curtis Cup and Women’s World Amateur Teams under her maiden name of Keever.

Marijosse Navarro, of San Antonio, Texas, won the 2012 Mexican Women’s Amateur Championship.

Collegiate Golfers:

From Baylor University: Chelsey Cothran, of Springdale, Ark.

From Colorado State University: Jessa LaBarbera, of Allen, Texas

Also in the field is LaBarbera’s sister, Jordy LaBarbera, also of Allen, Texas

From Louisiana State University: Tessa Teachman, of Baton Rouge, La.

From Marshall University: Allison Harper, of Columbus, Ohio

From Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas): Brenna Moore, of Burnburnett, Texas

From North Texas University: McKenzie Ralston, of Temple, Texas

From Oklahoma State University: Amy Ruengmateekhun, of Garland, Texas; Kelsey Vines, of San Antonio, Texas; and Hillary Wood, of Sugar Land, Texas

From Southern Methodist University: Taylor Moreno, of Austin, Texas

From Texas A&M University: Patricia Garcia, of Puerto Rico; Chelsea Mocio, of Fort Worth, Texas; Natalie Reeves, of Euless, Texas; and Katerina Ruzickova, of Bryan, Texas, and the Czech Republic. Ruzickova won medalist honors at the 2012 NCAA East Regional.

From Texas Christian University: Brooke Beeler, of Butler, Ill.

From Texas State University: Krista Puisite, of San Marcos, Texas, and Latvia

From Texas Tech University: Hannah Arnold, of Lufkin, Texas; and Gabriella Dominguez, of Chilton, Texas

From University of Arizona: Kyndall Ardoin, of Gibsland, La.

From University of Arkansas: Victoria Vela, of Fayetteville, Ark.

From University of Arkansas-Little Rock: Megan Vaughn, of Little Rock, Ark.

From University of Central Arkansas: Carly Dear, of Red Oak, Texas

From University of Central Oklahoma: Chaney Uhles, of Fort Worth, Texas

From University of Idaho: Leilanie Kim, of Canada

From University of Louisville at Monroe: Jennifer Park, of Carrollton, Texas

From University of Oklahoma: Chirapat Jao-Javanil, of Norman, Okla., and Thailand; and Anne-Catherine Tanguay, of Norman, Okla., and Canada. Jao-Javanil won the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship individual title.

From University of Southern California: Lisa McCloskey, of Houston, Texas. McCloskey, a member of the 2012 USA Curtis Cup Team, was the runner-up at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. She competed in the 2010-11 Women’s Opens, and has represented her birth country of Colombia at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship.

From University of Texas: Desiree Dubreuil, of Santa Ana, Calif.; and Katelyn Sepmoree, of Tyler, Texas

From University of Texas at San Antonio: Taylor Newlin, of Frisco, Texas

From University of Texas at El Paso: Shang-Fan Huang, of Sugar Land, Texas; and Teresa Nogues, of El Paso, Texas, and Spain

From University of Virginia: Portland Rosen, of Sugar Land, Texas

From Wake Forest University: Marissa Dodd, of Allen, Texas. Dodd was the runner-up at the 2011 Women’s Amateur Public Links.

From Wichita State University: Hannah Martin, of Salina, Kan.

June 3

The Broadmoor (West Course), Colorado Springs, Colo.

Anya Sarai Alvarez, of Tulsa, Okla., qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open, where she made the cut, and is currently a contestant on “Big Break Atlantis.” She is an advocate for young people who are victims of abuse, stemming from her own experiences as a child.

Stacey Bieber, of Fort Worth, Texas, was a contestant on “Big Break Sandals.”

Dorothy Delasin, of Albuquerque, N.M., won the 1996 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and 1999 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and is one of only six women to win both titles. She has competed in seven Women’s Opens, with a best finish of 12th in 2000.

Megan Godfrey, of Chicago, Ill., works in public relations for KemperLesnik, a public relations and sports marketing agency. KemperLesnik’s parent company, KemperSports, operates golf courses across the country, including Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and Chambers Bay.

Kelly Jacques, of Pompano Beach, Calif., competed on “Big Break Ireland.”

Sisters Giovana and Maria Maymon, of Mexico, are both in the field. Both are members of Mexico’s National Junior Team.

Allison Micheletti, of Scottsdale, Ariz., is currently a contestant on “Big Break Atlantis.” She is the daughter of former professional hockey player and current television analyst Joe Micheletti.

Louise Stahle, of Sweden, was a member of Sweden’s gold-medal winning team at the 2004 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Puerto Rico

Collegiate Golfers:

From Adams State College (Alamosa, Colo.): Rachel Reiling, of Littleton, Colo.

From Colorado Mesa University: Jessica Berve, of Farmington, N.M.

From Montana State University: Paige Crawford, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Molly Dorans, of Erie, Colo.

From North Carolina State University: Lindsay McGetrick, of Spartansburg, S.C.

From Oklahoma State University: Lauren Falley, of Topeka, Kan.

From Pepperdine University: Somin Lee, of Denver, Colo.

From Southern Utah University: Monica Jung, of Australia

From Stanford University: Mariko Tumangan, of San Jose, Calif.

From University of Arizona: Paige Spiranac, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

From University of Colorado: Alex Stewart, of Norman, Okla.; and Jessica Wallace, of Boulder, Colo., and Canada

From University of Denver: Lindsay Cone, of Denver, Colo. Cone is also a member of Denver’s skiing team.

From University of Miami: Jennifer Hirano, of Pinole, Calif.

Also in the field in Hirano’s sister, Christina Hirano, also of Pinole, Calif., and a former member of the Miami women’s golf team.

From University of Nebraska: Madeleine Sheils, of Boise, Idaho; and Katelyn Wright, of Incline Village, Nev.

From University of Notre Dame: Becca Huffer, of Denver, Colo.

From University of Oklahoma: Emily Collins, of Colleyville, Texas; and Taylor Schmidt, of Canada. Collins qualified for the 2011 Women’s Open.

From University of Texas at El Paso: Nathalie Castillo, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Sweden

From University of Tulsa: Kayla Riede, of Olivehurst, Calif.

From University of Wyoming: Juanita Rico, of Laramie, Wyo., and Canada; Samantha Stancato, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Dana Zamprelli, of Laramie, Wyo.

From Xavier University: Breanna Patz, of Plainfield, Ind.

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