U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR
Trio Finishes Stroke-Play Qualifying At 6-Under 138 August 9, 2010 By USGA

A second consecutive 3-under 69 on Tuesday gave Jaclyn Sweeney (above) a share of medalist honors at the U.S. Women's Amateur with Erynne Lee and Rachel Rohanna. (USGA Museum)

Charlotte, N.C. – Erynne Lee, 17, of Silverdale, Wash., Rachel Rohanna, 19, of Waynesburg, Pa., and Jaclyn Sweeney, 21, of Andover, Mass., each shot a 36-hole total of 6-under-par 138 to share medalist honors Tuesday at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the par-72, 6,559-yard Charlotte Country Club.

It was the first time since 1996 that three players shared medalist honors at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Rohanna opened with a first-round 7-under-par 65, the lowest 18-hole stroke-play round in the championship’s 110-year history. She stumbled a bit in her second round Tuesday, with two bogeys and two double bogeys, but recovered with four birdies in her last seven holes to finish at 1-over 73.

I was proud of myself because it’s hard to recover from two double bogeys, said Rohanna, who birdied her last hole Tuesday, the par-4 ninth, for her share of medalist honors. Especially number one. I had 70 yards to the pin and just making a double from 70 yards in the middle of the fairway; that’s just not good at all. And then the next hole I was right up against the lip in the bunker. Just getting a couple unlucky breaks here and there. I was just so happy to stay with it and I got a good kick on number three to get a birdie. I just really stuck with it today.

Rohanna, playing in her second Women’s Amateur, called being a tri-medalist her top accomplishment in golf.

It’s never even crossed my mind before, said Rohanna, who had to wait for Sweeney to finish to learn whether she would be a tri-medalist. I’ve always just wanted to qualify. To know that my name is somewhere in the USGA record books, it would be awesome.

Sweeney shot her second consecutive 3-under 69, but missed a 5-foot par putt on her final hole that would have given her medalist honors outright.

For Sweeney, who plans to turn professional this fall rather than return to Arizona State University for her senior year, the share of medalist honors was particularly gratifying.

I really wanted to come in here and play well, said Sweeney, who is playing in her fourth Women’s Amateur. This is my last amateur event. I really just wanted to kind of prove to myself and prove to a few other people that this is the right decision for me.

Lee, who shot a first-round 72, opened with a bogey but reeled off seven birdies to record a 6-under 66, which tied for the second-lowest 18-hole round in championship history.

Throughout the whole round, I didn’t think I was at six under, said Lee. I just felt like I was making a lot of putts. It didn’t feel like I was shooting a really low number.

Lee is no stranger to match play at a U.S. Women’s Amateur. In 2008, at the age of 15, she lost to Amanda Blumenherst, the eventual champion, in the semifinals.

I’m usually weak with match play, but I’m ready for this week, said Lee, who lost in the first round at the Girls’ Junior last month at The Country Club of North Carolina in the Village of Pinehurst. I’m ready to win. I can’t wait for match play. It’s fun. It’s much better than stroke play.

Among the notables to advance to match play were five USGA champions, including three Girls’ Junior winners: Amy Anderson, 18, of Oxbow, N.D. (2009): Doris Chen, 17, of Bradenton, Fla. (2010); and Kristen Park, 17, of Buena Park, Calif. (2007). Meghan Stasi, 32, of Oakland Park, Fla., who won the 2006 and 2007 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs, advanced, as did 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links champion Emily Tubert, 18, of Burbank, Calif.

Cydney Clanton, 21, who resides in nearby Rockwell, N.C., rebounded from a 3-over 75 with a 2-under 70 Tuesday to advance easily, as did three of her 2010 USA Curtis Cup teammates – Stephanie Kono, 20, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Jessica Korda, 17, of Bradenton, Fla.; and Tiffany Lua, 19, of Rowland Heights, Calif. In a twist of fate, Clanton will face Lua and Kono will play Korda in Wednesday’s first round.

The 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur will continue with the second- and third-round matches on Thursday. The quarterfinal matches are on Friday, the semifinals are on Saturday and the 36-hole championship final will be played Sunday.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Story written by Beth Murrison, USGA Manager of Championship Communications. For questions or comments, contact her at
bmurrison@usga.org.
 
Charlotte, N.C. – Results following Tuesday’s second round of stroke play at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur at the 6,559-yard, par-72 Charlotte Country Club (* = in playoff for final match-play spot):

Rachel Rohanna, Waynesburg, Pa. - 65-73--138
Jaclyn Sweeney, Andover, Mass. - 69-69--138

Erynne Lee, Silverdale, Wash. - 72-66--138
Brooke Pancake, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 68-72--140
Sally Watson, Scotland - 72-70--142
Lisa McCloskey, Houston, Texas - 74-68--142
Caroline Hedwall, Sweden - 73-69--142
Doris Chen, Bradenton, Fla. - 69-74--143
Sara-Maude Juneau, Canada - 71-72--143
Nicole Vandermade, Canada - 72-72--144
Jessica Korda, Bradenton, Fla. - 73-71--144
Danielle Kang, Thousand Oaks, Calif. - 74-70--144
Jungeun Han, Korea - 71-73--144
Lizette Salas, Azusa, Calif. - 73-72--145
Sarah Ababa, Philippines - 73-72--145
Cydney Clanton, Rockwell, N.C. - 75-70--145
Kristen Park, Buena Park, Calif. - 70-75--145
Natalie Sheary, West Hartford, Conn. - 72-73--145
Stacey Miller, Bloomington, Ill. - 72-73--145
Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand - 71-74--145
Julia Boland, Australia - 72-73--145
Candace Schepperle, Birmingham, Ala. - 70-75--145
Kelly Shon, Port Washington, N.Y. - 71-75--146
Beverly Mendoza, Philippines - 73-73--146
Jennifer Kirby, Canada - 76-70--146
Stephanie Sherlock, Canada - 70-76--146
Brooke Beeler, Butler, Ill. - 70-76--146
Mia Piccio, Philippines - 72-74--146
Lisa Maunu, Canada - 75-72--147
Joy Trotter, Chino Hills, Calif. - 74-73--147
Junthima Gulyanamitta, West Lafayette, Ind. - 70-77--147
Marina Alex, Wayne, N.J. - 70-77--147
Victoria Tanco, Bradenton, Fla. - 74-73--147
Daniela Lendl, Goshen, Conn. - 75-72--147
Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand - 73-74--147
Sydnee Michaels, Temecula, Calif. - 75-72--147
Juliana Murcia Ortiz, Colombia - 73-74--147
Kristin Walla, Aspen, Colo. - 72-75--147
Hannah O'Sullivan, Cupertino, Calif. - 73-74--147
Brittany Altomare, Shrewsbury, Mass. - 74-74--148
Emily Tubert, Burbank, Calif. - 76-72--148
Meghan Stasi, Oakland Park, Fla. - 76-72--148
Stefanie Kenoyer, Lighthouse Point, Fla. - 76-72--148
Gabriella Then, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. - 77-71--148
Nicole Zhang, Canada - 73-75--148
Amira Alexander, Alpharetta, Ga. - 75-73--148
Aimee Neff, Carmel, Ind. - 74-75--149
Jessica Negron, Ocala, Fla. - 77-72--149
Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. - 74-75--149
Calle Nielson, Nashville, Tenn. - 75-74--149
Stephanie Meadow, Northern Ireland - 74-75--149
Amy Anderson, Oxbow, N.D. - 72-77--149
Grace Na, Oakland, Calif. - 72-77--149
Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii - 72-77--149
Ai Miyazawa, Bradenton, Fla. - 77-73--150
Anna Kim, Canada - 75-75--150
Becca Huffer, Denver, Colo. - 77-73--150
Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Canada - 72-78--150
Karen Chung, Livingston, N.J. - 74-76--150
Margaret Shirley, Athens, Ga. - 70-80--150
Corrine Carr, Pinehurst, N.C. - 74-76--150
Isabelle Lendl, Goshen, Conn. - 74-76--150
Jaclyn Jansen, Effingham, Ill. - 74-76--150
*Isabel Han, Harrington Park, N.J. - 74-77--151 (3, 3)

Failed to Qualify
*Holly Clyburn, England - 76-75--151 (3, 4)

*Love Lynn Guioguio, Philippines - 74-77--151 (4)
*Tiffany Lim, San Jose, Calif. - 73-78--151 (4)
*Victoria Trapani, Hollywood, Fla. - 78-73--151 (4)
*Sarah Zwartynski, Allen, Texas - 77-74--151 (4)
Katelyn Sepmoree, Tyler, Texas - 77-75--152
Katherine Perry, Cary, N.C. - 75-77--152
Stephanie A. Kim, Whitestone, N.Y. - 75-77--152
Ellen Mueller, Bartlesville, Okla. - 74-78--152
Mariko Tumangan, San Jose, Calif. - 74-78--152
Samantha Roberts, Carlsbad, Calif. - 75-77--152
Madison Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla. - 76-77--153
Janine Fellows, Houston, Texas - 77-76--153
Sandra Changkija, Orlando, Fla. - 75-78--153
Paula Reto, South Africa - 81-72--153
Laura Coble, Augusta, Ga. - 77-76--153
Lindy Duncan, Davie, Fla. - 75-78--153
Haley Sanders, Rogers, Ark. - 76-77--153
Alice Kim, Walnut, Calif. - 75-78--153
Eleana Collins, Pinehurst, N.C. - 74-79--153
Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif. - 76-77--153
Casey Danielson, Osceola, Wis. - 73-80--153
Kristina Nhim, Buena Park, Calif. - 79-75--154
Olivia Lansing, Dellwood, Minn. - 77-77--154
Katelyn Dambaugh, Goose Creek, S.C. - 81-73--154
Yueer Cindy Feng, Ppls Rep. of China - 78-76--154
Andrea Unson, Philippines - 75-79--154
Heather Lott, Baton Rouge, La. - 77-77--154
Brianna Espinoza, Phoenix, Ariz. - 79-75--154
Lilia Khatu Vu, Fountain Valley, Calif. - 78-76--154
Michelle Lee, Canada - 79-76--155
Jackie Chang, Paradise Valley, Ariz. - 76-79--155
Elizabeth Wendt, Houston, Texas - 77-78--155
Jessica Wallace, Canada - 78-77--155
Kaitlin Drolson, San Diego, Calif. - 78-77--155
Christina Foster, Canada - 79-76--155
Alleman Zech, Indian Wells, Calif. - 77-78--155
Allie White, Lancaster, Ohio - 76-79--155
Kaylee Imel, Bluffton, Ind. - 76-79--155
Chelsea Pezzola, Bradenton, Fla. - 75-80--155
Caroline Powers, Bowling Green, Ohio - 77-79--156
Lauren Greenlief, Oakton, Va. - 79-77--156
Sun Gyoung Park, Vail, Ariz. - 80-76--156
Meredith Kotowski, Marion, Mass. - 78-78--156
Shamira Marshall, Macedonia, Ohio - 75-81--156
Desiree Dubreuil, Santa Ana, Calif. - 76-80--156
Brittany Marchand, Canada - 80-76--156
Sarah Elliot, Dove Canyon, Calif. - 75-81--156
Kaira Martin, Paradise Valley, Ariz. - 78-78--156
Julia Thead, San Diego, Calif. - 75-82--157
Erica Omlid, Springfield, Ore. - 78-79--157
Kimberly Kaufman, Clark, S.D. - 79-78--157
Amy Meier, Rochester Hills, Mich. - 77-80--157
Catherine O'Donnell, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. - 78-79--157
Lauren Kim, Los Altos, Calif. - 79-78--157
Amber Hensley, Tulsa, Okla. - 76-82--158
Jaye Marie Green, Boca Raton, Fla. - 75-83--158
Courtney Hooton, Del Mar, Calif. - 81-77--158
Marissa Steen, West Chester, Ohio - 77-81--158
Samantha Formeck, Northern Cambria, Pa. - 77-81--158
Nicole Agnello, Longwood, Fla. - 81-77--158
Martha Leach, Hebron, Ky. - 78-81--159
Stephanie Liu, Fernandina Beach, Fla. - 82-77--159
Ellen Port, St Louis, Mo. - 78-81--159
Taelor Rubin, Raleigh, N.C. - 81-78--159
Mina Hardin, Ft Worth, Texas - 76-83--159
Katie Lee, Silverdale, Wash. - 79-80--159
Courtney Ellenbogen, Blacksburg, Va. - 77-83--160
Milena Savich, Carmel, Ind. - 82-78--160
Kyndall Ardoin, Gibsland, La. - 78-82--160
Ashleigh Albrecht, Murrieta, Calif. - 77-83--160
Ya-Ting Yang, Beaumont, Calif. - 80-80--160
Alison Lee, Valencia, Calif. - 79-82--161
Hannah Thomson, Australia - 77-84--161
Chelsea Mocio, Fort Worth, Texas - 81-81--162
Taylore Karle, Scottsdale, Ariz. - 79-83--162
Stephanie Simich, Canada - 79-83--162
Rikki Sobel, Deerfield, Ill. - 80-82--162
Sarah Faller, Ireland - 80-83--163
Casey Gee, Sacramento, Calif. - 81-82--163
Samantha Sommers, Minneapolis, Minn. - 79-85--164
Susannah Grunden, Krum, Texas - 79-85--164
Kacie Komoto, Honolulu, Hawaii - 83-81--164
Natalie Reeves, Euless, Texas - 86-78--164
Ashley Smith, Canada - 83-82--165
Cassie Boles, Lakeland, Fla. - 81-84--165
Jillian Fraccola, Manlius, N.Y. - 84-82--166
Mckenzie Jackson, Uniontown, Ohio - 81-85--166
Stephanie Y. Kim, Tempe, Ariz. - 84-82--166
Sammi Sloan, Lansing, Ill. - 86-81--167
Carolyn Creekmore, Dallas, Texas - 85-86--171
Caitlin Pisciotta, Alpharetta, Ga. - 84-88--172

Charlotte, N.C. – Pairings for Wednesday’s first round of match play at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur at the 6,559-yard, par-72 Charlotte Country Club:

Round of 64
Upper Bracket
10:50 a.m.           Rachel Rohanna, Waynesburg, Pa. (138) vs. Isabel Han, Harrington Park, N.J. (151)

9:30 a.m.              Marina Alex, Wayne, N.J. (147) vs. Victoria Tanco, Bradenton, Fla. (147)
9:40 a.m.              Cydney Clanton, Rockwell, N.C. (145) vs. Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. (149)
9:50 a.m.              Kristen Park, Buena Park, Calif. (145) vs. Jessica Negron, Ocala, Fla. (149)
10 a.m.                Doris Chen, Bradenton, Fla. (143) vs. Becca Huffer, Denver, Colo. (150)
10:10 a.m.           Jennifer Kirby, Canada (146) vs. Brittany Altomare, Shrewsbury, Mass. (148)
10:20 a.m.           Sara-Maude Juneau, Canada (143) vs. Anna Kim, Canada (150)
10:30 a.m.           Beverly Mendoza, Philippines (146) vs. Emily Tubert, Burbank, Calif. (148)
10:40 a.m.           Brooke Pancake, Chattanooga, Tenn. (140) vs. Corrine Carr, Pinehurst, N.C. (150)
11:00 a.m.           Lisa Maunu, Canada (147) vs. Sydnee Michaels, Temecula, Calif. (147)
11:10 a.m.           Jungeun Han, Korea (144) vs. Amy Anderson, Oxbow, N.D. (149)
11:20 a.m.           Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand (145) vs. Nicole Zhang, Canada (148)
11:30 a.m.           Sally Watson, Scotland (142) vs. Margaret Shirley, Athens, Ga. (150)
11:40 a.m.           Mia Piccio, Philippines (146) vs. Juliana Murcia Ortiz, Colombia (147)
11:50 a.m.           Danielle Kang, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (144) vs. Grace Na, Oakland, Calif. (149)
12:00 p.m.           Julia Boland, Australia (145) vs. Gabriella Then, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (148)

Lower Bracket
12:10 p.m.           Jaclyn Sweeney, Andover, Mass. (138) vs. Jaclyn Jansen, Effingham, Ill. (150)
12:20 p.m.           Junthima Gulyanamitta, West Lafayette, Ind. (147) vs. Daniela Lendl, Goshen, Conn. (147)
12:30 p.m.           Sarah Ababa, Philippines (145) vs. Calle Nielson, Nashville, Tenn. (149)
12:40 p.m.           Natalie Sheary, West Hartford, Conn. (145) vs. Aimee Neff, Carmel, Ind. (149)
12:50 p.m.           Caroline Hedwall, Sweden (142) vs. Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Canada (150)
1 p.m.                   Stephanie Sherlock, Canada (146) vs. Hannah O'Sullivan, Cupertino, Calif. (147)
1:10 p.m.             Nicole Vandermade, Canada (144) vs. Ai Miyazawa, Bradenton, Fla. (150)
1:20 p.m.             Kelly Shon, Port Washington, N.Y. (146) vs. Meghan Stasi, Oakland Park, Fla. (148)
1:30 p.m.             Erynne Lee, Silverdale, Wash. (138) vs. Isabelle Lendl, Goshen, Conn. (150)
1:40 p.m.             Joy Trotter, Chino Hills, Calif. (147) vs. Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand (147)
1:50 p.m.             Lizette Salas, Azusa, Calif. (145) vs. Stephanie Meadow, Northern Ireland (149)
2:00 p.m.             Stacey Miller, Bloomington, Ill. (145) vs. Amira Alexander, Alpharetta, Ga. (148)
2:10 p.m.             Lisa McCloskey, Houston, Texas (142) vs. Karen Chung, Livingston, N.J. (150)
2:20 p.m.             Brooke Beeler, Butler, Ill. (146) vs. Kristin Walla, Aspen, Colo. (147)
2:30 p.m.             Jessica Korda, Bradenton, Fla. (144) vs. Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii (149)
2:40 p.m.             Candace Schepperle, Birmingham, Ala. (145) vs. Stefanie Kenoyer, Lighthouse Point, Fla. (148)

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