Meet the 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur Quarterfinalists

Sierra Brooks, 17, of Sorrento, Fla.

  • Born July 8, 1998, in Melbourne, Fla.
  • No. 5 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Competing in her second Women’s Amateur
    • 2012 – lost in the Round of 64 to Madeleine Sheils
  • Named the 2015 American Family Insurance All-USA Girls Golf Player of the Year by USA Today
  • Won the 2015 Women’s Southern Amateur, South Atlantic Women’s Amateur (the SALLY) and Florida State High School 1A championship
  • Won the 2014 AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic
  • Member of the 2014 USA Junior Ryder Cup Team
  • Won the 2013 AJGA Girls Championship
  • Competed in the 2015 U.S. Girls’ Junior (Round of 64) and 2013 Women’s Amateur Public Links (Round of 64)
  • Verbally committed to Wake Forest University for the fall of 2016
  • At the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she defeated Ana Paula Valdes, 2 and 1 (Round of 64), Hailee Cooper, 1 up (Round of 32) and Maddie McCrary, 20 holes (Round of 16)

 

Mathilda Cappeliez, 17, of France

  • Born May 13, 1998, in Annecy, Haute Savoie, France
  • No. 40 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Competing in her second Women’s Amateur
    • 2014 – Did not qualify for match play (76-77)
  • Played in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open (T-59th)
  • Represented France in the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship
  • At the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she defeated Soo Jin Lee, 1 up (Round of 64), Kenzie Neisen, 4 and 3 (Round of 32) and Elizabeth Wang, 3 and 2 (Round of 16)

 

Bronte Law, 20, of England

  • Born March 12, 1995, in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • No. 2 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Competing in her third Women’s Amateur
    • 2014 – lost in the Round of 64 to Jing Yan
    • 2012 – lost in the Round of 32 to Paula Reto
  • Represented Great Britain & Ireland in two Curtis Cup Matches (2012, 2014)
  • Represented England in the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship
  • Won the 2014 and 2015 English Women’s Amateur Championships, the latter by 16 strokes
  • Rising junior at UCLA
  • At the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she defeated Maddie Szeryk, 3 and 2 (Round of 64), Gaby Lopez, 2 and 1 (Round of 32) and Eun Jeong Seong, 4 and 2  (Round of 16)

 

Mika Liu, 16, of Beverly Hills, Calif.

  • Born Feb. 9, 1999, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
  • No. 37 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Competing in her second Women’s Amateur
    • 2014 – lost in the Round of 64 to Brooke Mackenzie Henderson
  • Won the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship (with Rinko Mitsunaga)
  • Won the 2014 Women’s Western Amateur and Southern Amateur
  • Represented the USA in the 2014 World Junior Girls Championship
  • Competed in five U.S. Girls’ Juniors: Quarterfinalist in 2015, Round of 64 in 2014, did not advance to match play in 2013 (77-80), Round of 64 in 2012, did not advance to match play in 2011 (79-78)
  • Verbally committed to Stanford University for the fall of 2017
  • At the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she defeated Lauren Kim, 19 holes (Round of 64), Mariel Galdiano, 1 up (Round of 32) and Cindy Ha, 4 and 3 (Round of 16)

 

Lindsey McCurdy, 20, of Liberty Hill, Texas

  • Born April 19, 1995, in Fayetteville, Ark.
  • No. 490 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Competing in her first Women’s Amateur
  • Competed in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links (Round of 64) and 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior (Round of 64)
  • Rising junior at Southern Methodist University
  • At the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she defeated Binny Lee, 2 and 1 (Round of 64), Kristen Gillman, 4 and 3 (Round of 32) and Caroline Inglis, 1 up (Round of 16)

 

Anna Newell, 19, of Tampa, Fla.

  • Born Aug. 2, 1996, in Tampa, Fla.
  • No. 89 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Competing in her first Women’s Amateur
  • Played in two U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships: Round of 64 in 2013, did not advance to match play in 2010 (80-83)
  • Rising sophomore at the University of Tennessee
  • At the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she defeated Cathleen Santoso, 5 and 4 (Round of 64), Lucia Gutierrez Ballon, 25 holes (Round of 32) and Bailey Tardy, 2 and 1 (Round of 16)

 

Hannah O’Sullivan, 17, of Chandler, Ariz.

  • Born May 11, 1998, in Singapore
  • No. 10 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Competing in her third Women’s Amateur
    • 2014 – lost in the semifinals to Brooke Mackenzie Henderson
    • 2010 – lost in the Round of 64 to Stephanie Sherlock
  • Played in the 2012 and 2015 U.S. Women’s Open
  • Finished runner-up in the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball (with Robynn Ree)
  • Won the 2015 Rolex Tournament of Champions, conducted by the AJGA
  • Became the youngest winner in Symetra Tour history with her victory in the 2015 Gateway Classic
  • Member of 2014 USA Junior Ryder Cup Team
  • Verbally committed to the University of Southern California for the fall of 2016
  • At the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she defeated Haley Mills, 7 and 6 (Round of 64), Justine Dreher, 7 and 6 (Round of 32) and Jennifer Kupcho, 4 and 3 (Round of 16)

 

Bethany Wu, 18, of Diamond Bar, Calif.

  • Born Dec. 20, 1996, in Whittier, Calif.
  • No. 9 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Competing in her third Women’s Amateur
    • 2014 – lost in the Round of 64 to Lakareber Abe
    • 2012 – lost in the Round of 32 to Ariya Jutanugarn
  • Stroke-play medalist in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur
  • Competed in two U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships: quarterfinalist in 2014, semifinalist in 2013
  • Competed in two U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links: Round of 32 in 2011, did not advance to match play in 2010 (78-76)
  • Won the 2013 and 2014 ANNIKA Invitationals
  • Runner-up in the 2015 North & South Women’s Amateur and Canadian Women’s Amateur
  • Will be a freshman at UCLA in the fall of 2015
  • At the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she defeated Emilie Alonso, 2 and 1 (Round of 64), Laura Restrepo, 3 and 1 (Round of 32) and Lydia Choi, 5 and 4 (Round of 16)