U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS
Woods Is Medalist At WAPL June 28, 2011 By Christina Lance, USGA

Emily Tubert shot a 6-over 77 at Bandon Trails on Tuesday bringing her to 8-over for stroke play, good enough to qualify for match play. (John Mummert/USGA)

Bandon, Ore. – Cheyenne Woods captured medalist honors with a 1-under-par 141 at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. The second round of qualifying was conducted at the 6,095-yard, par-71 Bandon Trails at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Woods, 20, of Phoenix, Ariz., took advantage of Tuesday’s temperate conditions at Bandon Trails. After Monday’s vicious wind and rain, Tuesday afternoon’s sun and gentle breezes provided Woods with the perfect opportunity to almost run away from the field. She finished four strokes ahead of her nearest competitor after carding a 2-under 69.

Today I was really steady. I didn’t have any bogeys until 17, said Woods, the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference champion. Surprisingly I wasn’t hitting it as well as yesterday, but my misses were on the green since the greens are so big.

Woods came into the championship working on her swing mechanics with coach Mike LaBauve. With the changes in her swing affecting her preparation, Woods had to rely on her solid putting to make up the difference.

My lag putting is what saved me, she said. I didn’t have a par putt over 3 feet. My putting was really good, but my hitting was just a little off. But I managed to scramble my way through.

In taking medalist honors, Woods joined her uncle, Tiger Woods, as a USGA championship medalist. Tiger Woods was the medalist at the 1991 and 1992 U.S. Junior Amateur Championships and the 1996 U.S. Amateur Championship, all of which he went on to win.

Woods did admit to thinking about the possibility of garnering her first USGA medal.

Going into today, I definitely was [thinking about medalist], said Woods. That was something that was on my mind going through the round. I really wanted to take advantage of every shot, even if I’d already been into match play since I played really well yesterday.

I wanted to make every birdie I could or save every par just because I wanted that medalist title.

Emilie Burger, 20, of Hoschton, Ga., joined Woods with a 2-under round Tuesday to finish second at 3-over-par 145. Following Burger at 4-over 146 are 2011 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier Christine Wolf, 22, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Lee Lopez, 21, of Whittier, Calif. Lopez is a member of the UCLA team that won the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.

Defending champion Emily Tubert struggled through her second round, following Monday’s 2-over 73 with a 6-over 77 to finish eight strokes over par at 150. Tubert was upbeat about her day, despite a round that included five bogeys and a triple bogey on the par-4 13th hole.

I definitely learned a lot today about myself and about this golf course, said Tubert, who won three collegiate tournaments during her stellar freshman season at the University of Arkansas. I’ll just look forward to continuing the championship.

Scotland’s Sally Watson, who paced the morning-wave players with a 6-over 148, is joined by Massachusetts native Brittany Altomare and Lisa McCloskey. McCloskey, a 19-year-old from Houston, Texas, had the round of the day, bouncing back from a nine-over-par 80 on Monday with a 3-under 68, the lowest round of the championship.

First-round leader Kelsey Vines, who admitted to getting the best of the weather on Monday, did not find the groove on Tuesday. The 20-year-old from San Antonio, Texas, struggled through her round, making four bogeys and two double bogeys en route to a 7-over 78. However, her cumulative 7-over 149 easily put her through into Wednesday’s first round of match play.

Among the other notables to advance to match play are 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team members Stephanie Kono and Tiffany Lua, and another 2011 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier, Mariel Galdiano.

The 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links continues Wednesday with the first round of match play at the 6,098-yard, par-71 Old Macdonald. The second and third rounds will be played Thursday at Bandon Trails. The quarterfinal and semifinal matches are on Friday, and the 36-hole championship final will be played Saturday. The final three rounds will all be conducted at Old Macdonald.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. 
 

   

Christina Lance is a coordinator of championship communications for the USGA. Email questions or comments to clance@usga.org.   

  

Results 

  

Bandon, Ore. – Results from the second round of stroke-play qualifying at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, being conducted at the 6,095-yard, par-71 Bandon Trails at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (*- Involved in 9-for-2 playoff for final match-play spots):  

  

Cheyenne Woods, Phoenix, Ariz. - 72-69—141 

Emilie Burger, Hoschton, Ga. - 76-69—145 

Christine Wolf, Chattanooga, Tenn. - 74-73—147 

Lee Lopez, Whittier, Calif. - 75-72—147 

Sally Watson, Scotland - 75-73—148 

Lisa McCloskey, Montgomery, Texas - 80-68—148 

Brittany Altomare, Shrewsbury, Mass. - 75-73—148 

Kelsey Vines, San Antonio, Texas - 71-78—149 

Julie Yang, Mesa, Ariz. - 72-77—149 

Rachel Morris, Carlsbad, Calif. - 75-74—149 

Angel Yin, Arcadia, Calif. - 78-71—149 

Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif. - 79-71—150 

Alex Stewart, Peoria, Ariz. - 76-74—150 

Tiffany Lim, San Jose, Calif. - 77-73—150 

Hanule Seo, St. Louis, Mo. - 76-74—150 

Emily Tubert, Burbank, Calif. - 73-77—150 

Ani Gulugian, Irvine, Calif. - 77-73—150 

Prima Thammaraks, Ames, Iowa - 75-76—151 

Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii - 77-75—152 

Somin Lee, Denver, Colo. - 78-74—152 

Kim Kaufman, Clark, S.D. - 75-77—152 

Wanasa Zhou, People's Republic of China - 77-75—152 

Harin Lee, Bayside, N.Y. - 79-73—152 

Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii - 78-74—152 

Ket Preamchuen, Kennesaw, Ga. - 80-72—152 

Kris Yoo, Schaumburg, Ill. - 78-75—153 

Grace Na, Oakland, Calif. - 75-78—153 

Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii - 76-77—153 

Jessica Chulya, Thailand - 82-72—154 

Ciera Min, Hilo, Hawaii - 75-79—154 

Kristen Park, Buena Park, Calif. - 82-72—154 

Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. - 81-73—154 

Marissa Dodd, Allen, Texas - 76-78—154 

Bethany Wu, Diamond Bar, Calif. - 79-75—154 

Ashlan Ramsey, Milledgeville, Ga. - 81-73—154 

Ellen Mueller, Bartlesville, Okla. - 81-74—155 

Brittany Mai, Poway, Calif. - 78-77—155 

Katie-Rose Higgins, Charleston, S.C. - 79-76—155 

Demi Frances Runas, Torrance, Calif. - 80-75—155 

Brianna Do, Viet Nam - 82-73—155 

Kimberly Johnson, San Diego, Calif. - 80-75—155 

Vaishavi Sinha, West Lafayette, Ind. - 80-76—156 

Gianna Misenhelter, Overland Park, Kan. - 81-75—156 

Augusta James, Canada - 80-76—156 

Anna Hancock, Lakeland, Fla. - 76-80—156 

Stephanie Kim, Tempe, Ariz. - 78-78—156 

Karen Arimoto, Japan - 83-73—156 

Mandi Morrow, Kent, Ohio - 79-78—157 

Brooke Baker, Edmond, Okla. - 84-73—157 

Ericka Schneider, Bradenton, Fla. - 80-77—157 

Mieke Canan, Tacna, Ariz. - 81-76—157 

Whitney French, Laguna Niguel, Calif. - 80-77—157 

Lauren Cate, St. Augustine, Fla. - 83-74—157 

Kelly Shon, Port Washington, N.Y. - 80-78—158 

Kelsey Chugg, Ogden, Utah - 80-78—158 

Briana Mao, Folsom, Calif. - 77-81—158 

Catherine Dolan, Ballwin, Mo. - 80-78—158 

Jennifer Yang, Canada - 79-79—158 

Madison Opfer, Plant City, Fla. - 82-76—158 

Dree Fausnaugh, Winter Park, Fla. - 83-75—158 

Annie Park, Levittown, N.Y. - 75-83—158 

Maria Ronderos, Colombia - 81-77—158 

*Ember Schuldt, Sterling, Ill. - 82-77—159 (3) 

*Ashley Edwards, Oakley, Calif. - 78-81—159 (4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3) 

  

Failed to Qualify 

*Rachel Rohanna, Waynesburg, Pa. - 82-77—159 (5) 

*Dianne Luke, Malaysia - 86-73—159 (5) 

*Holly Bare, Clovis, Calif. - 80-79—159 (NS) 

*Alice Choi, Whitestone, N.Y. - 79-80—159 (4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 4) 

*Kaitlen Parsons, Spokane, Wash. - 85-74—159 (4, 4) 

*T.J. Kliebphipat, Panorama City, Calif. - 83-76—159 (4, 4) 

*Sandra Angulo, Mexico - 83-76—159 (4, 4) 

Alexandra Kaui, Las Vegas, Nev. - 79-81—160 

Lisa Meshke, West Des Moines, Iowa - 77-83—160 

Michele Edlin, Jackson, Minn. - 78-82—160 

Thuhashini Selvaratnam, Sri Lanka - 84-76—160 

Olivia Lugar, Rockledge, Fla. - 80-80—160 

Lauren Archer, Boise, Idaho - 81-79—160 

Kelli Oride, Lihue, Hawaii - 81-80—161 

Szu-Hsuan Huang, Chinese Taipei - 83-78—161 

Mia Landegren, Bridgewater, Conn. - 83-78—161 

Allyssa Ferrell, Edgerton, Wis. - 82-79—161 

Karolyne Shieh, Carlsile, Mass. - 85-76—161 

Ashley Holder, Orlando, Fla. - 83-79—162 

Marianne Li, Bellevue, Wash. - 79-83—162 

Yu-Hsin Chang, Chinese Taipei - 87-75—162 

Beth Wagner, Ankeny, Iowa - 81-81—162 

Steffi Neisen, New Prague, Minn. - 83-79—162 

Michelle Piyapattra, Corona, Calif. - 85-77—162 

Sirene Blair, South Jordan, Utah - 86-76—162 

Shu-Yin Liu, Chinese Taipei - 84-78—162 

Emily Gilbreth, Bellaire, Texas - 83-80—163 

Alli Weaver, Lititz, Pa. - 80-83—163 

Shang-Fan Huang, Houston, Texas - 85-78—163 

Nani Yanagi, Hilo, Hawaii - 83-80—163 

Kaci Masuda, Honolulu, Hawaii - 82-82—164 

Raychelle Santos, La Quinta, Calif. - 86-78—164 

Anna Jang, Aiea, Hawaii - 79-85—164 

Tara Lyons, Little River, S.C. - 87-77—164 

Cheyenne Hickle, Gilbert, Ariz. - 85-79—164 

Elizabeth Doty, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. - 87-78—165 

Kristin Paulson, Ottumwa, Iowa - 83-82—165 

Xiyu Lin, People's Republic of China - 83-82—165 

Kathleen Rojas, Turlock, Calif. - 87-78—165 

Jen Lawson, Mahomet, Ill. - 87-78—165 

Alleman Zech, Indian Wells, Calif. - 85-80—165 

Taylor Bickell, Napa, Calif. - 85-80—165 

Laura Murray, Tipp City, Ohio - 84-81—165 

Margo Dionisio, Whittier, Calif. - 80-85—165 

Samantha Gotcher, Clarksville, Tenn. - 82-83—165 

Glynnis Price, Shiprock, N.M. - 83-82—165 

Ashley Haggard, Savannah, Tenn. - 84-82—166 

J.C. Weaver, Grand Island, Neb. - 85-81—166 

Caroline Sweet, Bowie, Md. - 87-79—166 

Paloma Nunez, Granbury, Texas - 84-82—166 

Danielle Gillaspy, Santa Maria, Calif. - 85-82—167 

Teo Poplawski, Williston, Vt. - 83-84—167 

Caitlin Bliss, Katy, Texas - 87-80—167 

Kristi O'Brien, Fort Wayne, Ind. - 84-83—167 

Christy Fogerty, San Diego, Calif. - 87-81—168 

Abbie Horan, Antioch, Ill. - 91-77—168 

Nicole Quinn, Windermere, Fla. - 82-86—168 

Meaghan Kari, Windsor, Calif. - 87-81—168 

Renata Young, Canada - 89-80—169 

Taylor Schmidt, Canada - 82-87—169 

Allie Johnston, Castle Rock, Colo. - 85-84—169 

Shannon Lubar, Littelton, Colo. - 87-82—169 

Jessica Tarbet, Corryton, Tenn. - 88-81—169 

Wan-Ling Chung, Chinese Taipei - 92-78—170 

Kendall Dusenberry, Newhall, Calif. - 88-83—171 

Alainna Stefan, Dearborn, Mich. - 79-92—171 

Chanet Fiorina, Santa Fe, N.M. - 91-80—171 

Jennifer Clark, Kansas City, Kan. - 86-86—172 

Torey Johnson, Moore, S.C. - 85-88—173 

Katherine Wooliver, Cincinnati, Ohio - 91-83—174 

Jessie Jordan, Urbana, Ohio - 93-81—174 

Lea Garner, Washington Terrace, Utah - 93-82—175 

Allison Lee, Salisbury, N.C. - 87-88—175 

Molly Dorans, Erie, Colo. - 89-86—175 

Rosalie Kubesheski, Dubuque, Iowa - 90-86—176 

Brittany Atterbury, Rockton, Ill. - 87-90—177 

Julia McQuilken, Riverview, Fla. - 84-93—177 

Jinny Kim, Coppell, Texas - 91-87—178 

Katie Keiser, Gothenburg, Neb. - 85-93—178 

Terri McAngus, Eagle River, Alaska - 90-88—178 

Katie Purcell, Ames, Iowa - 91-87—178 

Suzie Lee, Long Island, N.Y. - 96-83—179 

Sengha Choi, Aurora, Colo. - 94-87—181 

Meghan Theiss, Lagrange, Ky. - 94-88—182 

Alexis Biedrzycki, New Lenox, Ill. - 89-94—183 

Caitlin Osborn, Glen Carbon, Ill. - 89-95—184 

Nicole Kulasa, Amherst, Ohio - 89-95—184 

Sadie Palmer, Stansbury Park, Utah - 95-89—184 

Jennifer Delgadillo, El Paso, Texas - 92-93—185 

Kim Everett, Anchorage, Alaska - 103-104—207 

Hannah Pierce, King George, Va. - 89-WD—WD 

 

Bandon, Ore. – Pairings for Wednesday’s first round of match play at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, being conducted at the 6,098-yard, par-71 Old Macdonald at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort: 

  

Upper Bracket 

8 a.m.              Cheyenne Woods, Phoenix, Ariz.  (141) vs. Ashley Edwards, Oakley, Calif.  (159)

8:10 a.m.         Bethany Wu, Diamond Bar, Calif.  (154) vs. Ashlan Ramsey, Milledgeville, Ga.  (154)

8:20 a.m.         Tiffany Lim, San Jose, Calif.  (150) vs. Mieke Canan, Tacna, Ariz.  (157)

8:30 a.m.         Alex Stewart, Peoria, Ariz.  (150) vs. Ericka Schneider, Bradenton, Fla.  (157)

8:40 a.m.         Julie Yang, Mesa, Ariz.  (149) vs. Maria Ronderos, Colombia  (158)

8:50 a.m.         Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii  (152) vs. Demi Frances Runas, Torrance, Calif.  (155)

9 a.m.              Rachel Morris, Carlsbad, Calif.  (149) vs. Annie Park, Levittown, N.Y.  (158)

9:10 a.m.         Kim Kaufman, Clark, S.D.  (152) vs. Brittany Mai, Poway, Calif.  (155)

9:20 a.m.         Lee Lopez, Whittier, Calif.  (147) vs. Kelsey Chugg, Ogden, Utah  (158)

9:30 a.m.         Kristen Park, Buena Park, Calif.  (154) vs. Brianna Do, Viet Nam  (155)

9:40 a.m.         Emily Tubert, Burbank, Calif.  (150) vs. Mandi Morrow, Kent, Ohio  (157)

9:50 a.m.         Harin Lee, Bayside, N.Y.  (152) vs. Anna Hancock, Lakeland, Fla.  (156)

10 a.m.                        Lisa McCloskey, Montgomery, Texas  (148) vs. Catherine Dolan, Ballwin, Mo.  (158)

10:10 a.m.       Grace Na, Oakland, Calif.  (153) vs. Kimberly Johnson, San Diego, Calif.  (155)

10:20 a.m.       Hanule Seo, St. Louis, Mo.  (150) vs. Brooke Baker, Edmond, Okla.  (157)

10:30 a.m.       Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii  (152) vs. Gianna Misenhelter, Overland Park, Kan.  (156)

 

Lower Bracket 

10:40 a.m.       Emilie Burger, Hoschton, Ga.  (145) vs. Ember Schuldt, Sterling, Ill.  (159)

10:50 a.m.       Marissa Dodd, Allen, Texas  (154) vs. Jessica Chulya, Thailand  (154)

11 am              Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif.  (150) vs. Whitney French, Laguna Niguel, Calif.  (157)

11:10 a.m.       Prima Thammaraks, Ames, Iowa  (151) vs. Vaishavi Sinha, West Lafayette, Ind.  (156)

11:20 a.m.       Sally Watson, Scotland  (148) vs. Kelly Shon, Port Washington, N.Y.  (158)

11:30 a.m.       Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii  (153) vs. Katie-Rose Higgins, Charleston, S.C.  (155)

11:40 a.m.       Angel Yin, Arcadia, Calif.  (149) vs. Dree Fausnaugh, Winter Park, Fla.  (158)

11:50 a.m.       Somin Lee, Denver, Colo.  (152) vs. Augusta James, Canada  (156)

12 p.m.            Christine Wolf, Chattanooga, Tenn.  (147) vs. Jennifer Yang, Canada  (158)

12:10 p.m.       Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif.  (154) vs. Ciera Min, Hilo, Hawaii  (154)

12:20 p.m.       Ani Gulugian, Irvine, Calif.  (150) vs. Lauren Cate, St. Augustine, Fla.  (157)

12:30 p.m.       Wanasa Zhou, People's Republic of China  (152) vs. Karen Arimoto, Japan  (156)

12:40 p.m.       Brittany Altomare, Shrewsbury, Mass.  (148) vs. Briana Mao, Folsom, Calif.  (158)

12:50 p.m.       Kris Yoo, Schaumburg, Ill.  (153) vs. Ellen Mueller, Bartlesville, Okla.  (155)

1:00 p.m.         Kelsey Vines, San Antonio, Texas  (149) vs. Madison Opfer, Plant City, Fla.  (158)

1:10 p.m.         Ket Preamchuen, Kennesaw, Ga.  (152) vs. Stephanie Kim, Tempe, Ariz.  (156)

 

 

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