U.S. WOMEN'S MID-AMATEUR
Meet the Quarterfinalists October 6, 2015 | Choudrant, La. By USGA

Paige Bromen has reached the quarterfinals in just her second U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur appearance. (USGA/Matt Sullivan)

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Whitney Britton, 25, of Laguna Niguel, Calif.

  • Competing in her first U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and fourth USGA championship
  • 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results
    o   Round of 64, defeated Leigh Klasse, 1 up
            - Sank a 50-foot putt on 18 to win the match
    o   Round of 32, defeated Sarah Davison, 4 and 3
    o   Round of 16, defeated Connie Isler, 2 and 1
  • A 2012 graduate of Oregon State University, where she was named to the Pac-12 Academic All-American Second Team three times
  • Works in business development at Gravity Pro Consulting
  • Married to Mitchell Britton
  • Previously played under her maiden name of French


Paige Bromen, 29, of Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Competing in her second U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and second USGA championship
  • 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results
    o   Round of 64, defeated Olivia Herrick, 1 up
    o   Round of 32, defeated Lacy Shelton, 2 up
    o   Round of 16, defeated Kristin Paulson, 3 and 2
  • Five-time Minneapolis Golf Club champion
  • Holds the Minneapolis Golf Club course record with a 65 shot in 2010
  • 2013 Minnesota Women’s Golf Association Four-Ball champion
  • A 2009 University of Minnesota graduate, where she was twice earned Academic All-Big Ten honors
  • Earned an MBA from Minnesota in 2013
  • An optimization manager for Select Comfort


Mercedes Huarte, 29, of Argentina

  • Competing in her fourth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and seventh USGA championship
  • 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results
    o   Round of 64, defeated Candus Herrera, 7 and 6
    o   Round of 32, defeated Lynne Cowan, 4 and 3
    o   Round of 16, defeated Dani Mullin, 19 holes
  • Grew up in Chacabuco, Argentina, and moved to the U.S. sight unseen to play college golf at Jacksonville State University in Alabama
  • Won four Ohio Valley Conference championships at Jacksonville State and was the 2005 OVC Freshman of the Year and 2008 OVC Player of the Year
  • Remained in U.S. after college and now resides in Suwanee, Ga., where she works as a financial analyst for Cisco Systems
  • Married to Corey Brindle, who served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and was deployed to Afghanistan


Kay Daniel, 44, of Covington, La.

  • Competing in her ninth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and ninth USGA championship
  • Previous best result was the Round of 16 at the 2013 Women’s Mid-Amateur
  • 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur results
    o   Round of 64, defeated 2004 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Corey Weworski, 4 and 3
    o   Round of 32, defeated 2013 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Julia Potter, 4 and 3
    o   Round of 16, defeated four-time Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi, 2 and 1
  • 2005 Louisiana Women’s Amateur champion and 2015 runner-up
  • Seven-time Louisiana Women’s Mid-Amateur champion
  • A graduate of Mississippi State University
  • An orthodontist
  • Married to Chuck Daniel with two children, Nicklaus and Abbey
  • Daughter Abbey reached the final round of the 2015 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship


Lauren Greenlief, 25, of Oakton, Va.

  • Youngest competitor in the championship, having turned 25 on Sept. 13
  • Competing in her first Women’s Mid-Amateur and sixth USGA championship
  • 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results
    o   Round of 64, defeated Heather Wall, 3 and 2
    o   Round of 32, defeated Sue Wooster, 3 and 2
    o   Round of 16, defeated Tara Joy-Connelly, 4 and 3
  • Advanced to Round of 16 in 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Bandon Dunes with partner Abby Portyrata
  • Was a member of the third-place Virginia team in the 2013 USGA Women’s State Team Championship
  • Three-time Virginia State Golf Association Stroke Play champion, winning in 2010 on the seventh playoff hole
  • Finished second in the 2015 Virginia State Women’s Amateur and third in the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur
  • A 2012 graduate of the University of Virginia, where she walked onto the golf team and was a two-time Academic All-American
  • A management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group


Christina Proteau, 32, of Canada

  • Competing in her fourth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and sixth USGA championship
  • 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results
    o   Round of 64, defeated Debbie Adams, 2 and 1
    o   Round of 32, defeated stroke-play medalist Casey Ward, 3 and 1
    o   Round of 16, defeated 2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Martha Leach, 4 and 3
  • Advanced to the Women’s Mid-Amateur quarterfinals in 2012 and 2014, losing to Laura Coble in 2012 and Meghan Stasi in 2014
  • Competed in 2014 while eight months pregnant, with each match going 19 holes
  • Winner of the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Canadian Women's Mid-Amateur Championships
  • Winner of the 2006, 2009 and 2011 British Columbia Women's Amateur Championships
  • Winner of the 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 British Columbia Women's Mid-Amateur Championships
  • A 2005 graduate of the University of New Mexico
  • A prosecutor for the ministry of justice for the province of British Columbia
  • Married to Jim Proteau with one child, Jameson


Margaret Shirley, 29, of Roswell, Ga.

  • Competing in her fourth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and 13th USGA championship
  • Defending champion, beating Julia Potter in a rematch of the 2013 final, which was only the third such rematch in USGA championship history
  • 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results
    o   Round of 64, defeated Jordan Craig, 6 and 5
    o   Round of 32, defeated Amanda Jacobs, 5 and 3
    o   Round of 16, defeated Dawn Woodard, 4 and 2
  • Competed for the victorious Georgia squad in 2015 USGA Women’s State Team Championship
  • Winner of the 2006, 2008 and 2013 Georgia Women’s Open
  • Winner of the 2011 Georgia Women’s Match-Play Championship
  • Earned amateur reinstatement in July 2010
  • A 2008 graduate of Auburn University
  • Executive director for Atlanta Junior Golf, which hosts 90 one-day golf tournaments for juniors ages 7-18
  • Served as assistant women’s golf coach at the University of Georgia and Auburn University


Ashley Tonore, 38, of Monroe, La.

  • Competing in her first U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and fifth USGA championship, and her first event beyond a club championship since 2007
  • 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results
    o   Round of 64, defeated Amy Loughney, 1 up
    o   Round of 32, defeated Shelly Stouffer, 19 holes
    o   Round of 16, defeated Rachel Smith, 19 holes
  • Played two years on the LPGA Tour
  • Earned amateur reinstatement in 2006
  • A 1998 graduate of Louisiana State University, where she was a three-time Academic All-American
  • Former women’s golf coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative for Eli Lilly and Co.
  • Married to Gerald Tonore with two children, Morgan and Alex 

 

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