U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR FOUR-BALL
Meet the Semifinalists May 30, 2017 | MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. By USGA

Sammi Lee and partner Mary Ellen Shuman are both competing in their first USGA championships this week. (USGA/Darren Carroll)

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Alice Chen, 21, Princeton, N.J.

·       Born March 16, 1996, in Philadelphia, Pa.

·       No. 63 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·       Chen and partner won the 2015 New Jersey State Golf Association Women’s Four-Ball Championship

·       Southern Conference Women’s Freshman of the Year in 2015

·       Competing in seventh USGA championship

·       New Jersey high school state champion in 2013 and 2014

·       Loves to sing and post silly photos of her dad to Instagram

Taylor Totland, 22, Tinton Falls, N.J.

·       Born May 14, 1995, in Red Bank, N.J.

·       No. 79 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·       Playing in her fifth USGA championship

·       Southern Conference Freshman of the Year in 2014

·       Furman Women’s Golf MVP in 2014 and 2015

·       In 2015, was WGCA Honorable Mention All-American and Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American

·       Likes going to the beach and going ocean kayaking

 

Kathleen Gallagher, 20, Greenwood, Miss.

·       Born July 20, 1996, in Flowood, Miss.

·       No. 388 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·       Her father, Jim Gallagher Jr., won five events on PGA Tour and is a Golf Channel analyst

·       Her mother, Cissye, played briefly on the LPGA Tour and is a reinstated amateur

·       Won Mississippi Boys’ North State Championship in 11th grade

·       Two-time Mississippi Women’s Golf Association State Amateur champion

·       Competing in her second USGA championship

Kendall Griffin, 18, Sebring, Fla.

·       Born Jan. 15, 1999 on Sebring, Fla.

·       No. 802 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·       Will attend LSU in fall on golf scholarship

·       Griffin made her USGA championship debut with teammate Athena Yang in the inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Bandon Dunes in 2015 – where they were medalists

·       Griffin and Yang reached the first round of match play in the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball.

·       Griffin reached the quarterfinals in the 2016 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship

·       As a 5-year-old, Griffin survived a freak golf-cart accident in which she suffered a fractured skull and broke a bone in her neck.

 

Jennifer Chang, 17, Cary, N.C.

·       Born October 20, 1999, in Springfield, Mo.

·       No. 140 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·       Played in 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and 2016 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship

·       Named 2015 North Carolina Girls’ Player of the Year

·       Earned a place on the 2016 AJGA All-America Team

·       Likes to draw and spend time with friends in her free time

·       Has verbally committed to play golf at University of Southern California in 2018

Gina Kim, 17, Chapel Hill, N.C.

·       Born May 4, 2000, in Albuquerque, N.M.

·       No. 137 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·       Playing in her sixth USGA championship

·       Earned a spot on the 2012-2016 North Carolina All-State Golf team

·       Was the 2014 and 2016 North Carolina Junior Girls’ Player of the Year

·       Member of the U.S. team in the 2016 Evian Junior Cup.

·       Has verbally committed to Duke University in 2018

 

Sammi Lee, 22, Winter Park, Fla.

·       Born Dec. 1, 1994, in Boston, Mass.

·       No. 2,101 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·       Playing in her first USGA championship

·       Was on the SEC Academic Honor Roll from 2014-2017 and was WGCA All-America Scholar in 2016

·       The 2017 graduate of the University of Georgia will begin her career with Barclays as an equities sales and trading analyst

·       Likes to hang out with friends at the beach on Kiawah Island

Mary Ellen Shuman, 22, St. Simons Island, Ga.

·       Born March 15, 1995, in Atlanta, Ga.

·       No. 1,232 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™

·       Playing in her first USGA championship

·       Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll from 2013-2017

·       The University of Georgia grad (class of 2017) was a UGA LEAD Inductee in 2016

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