Lauren Greenlief, 27, Ashburn, Va. & Katie Miller, 33, Jeannette, Penn.
Greenlief became the youngest winner (25 years, 25 days) of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur when she defeated Margaret (Shirley) Starosto, 2 and 1, in 2015. Greenlief, a management consultant, also reached the semifinals of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball with partner Alexandra Austin.Greenlief, who walked on the University of Virginia women’s gofl team, earned three varsity letters from 2010-12. Miller is playing with her fourth different partner in the Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. She has worked in various industries, including sports television reporting on the professional and college levels, the family-owned Dairy Queen franchises, as a model for an athletic apparel brand and in sales for a mobile solutions company. Miller, who was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference player at the University of North Carolina, competed on the LPGA Futures Tour before regaining her amateur status in 2013. She has played in four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs, advancing to the Round of 32 last year. Greenlief and Miller won the International Four-Ball Championship earlier this year in Florida.
Annick Haczkiewicz, 17, Las Vegas, Nev. & Sydney Smith, 18, Las Vegas, Nev.
The duo made it to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Four-Ball Amateur last year. Haczkiewicz, the daughter of two Cirque de Soleil acrobats, used to be a competitive Latin ballroom dancer before turning to golf. Last year, she advanced to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Girls’ Junior. Smith who also qualified for last year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior, will play for Colorado State this fall.
Mina Hardin, 57, Mexico & Corey Weworski, 56, Carlsbad, Calif.
Not only was Hardin first Mexican-born woman to play on the LPGA Tour (1983-89), but also the first Mexican-born USGA champion when she won the 2010 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. A reinstated amateur since 1991, she has competed in 54 USGA championships and 23 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs, reaching the quarterfinals six times and the championship match once. The 2012 Texas Hall of Fame inductee also has qualified for six U.S. Women’s Opens. Besides her U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur title in 2004, Weworski captured the 1998 California Women’s Amateur and is a two-time California Senior Women’s Amateur champion.
Smith Knaffle, 16, Murrels Inlet, S.C. & Skylar Thompson, 17, Buford, Ga.
Knaffle, who advanced to the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, plans to play her collegiate golf at the University of South Carolina, where she’ll join her partner, Thompson. Thompson, who was the runner-up in the 14-15 division of the 2016 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, qualified for both the 2015 U.S. Girls’ Junior and 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships. Outside of golf, Thompson has walked on a glacier in Alaska and ascended to the top of Mount Vesuvius in Italy. She has also served as a standard bearer at the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Momoka Kobori, 19, New Zealand & Hira Naveed, 20, Malibu, Calif.
Kobori was born in Karuizara, Japan, but has New Zealand citizenship. She is majoring in sports medicine at Pepperdine University and was the 2017 WCC Freshman of the Year. As a junior golfer she earned one of three Lydia Ko Scholarships and spent time with the LPGA star in January 2017 through an initiative with New Zealand Golf. Naveed, who was born in New Zealand, is a two-time All-WCC first team performer at Pepperdine, where she has a career scoring average of 74.28. That ranks No. 6 in program history.
Kortnie Maxoutopoulis, 24, Pleasanton, Calif. & Camry Tardy, 25, Arlington, Texas
Maxoutopoulis and Tardy missed the cut in last year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. Tardy a former walk-on at Texas Christian University golf team, graduated in December 2015 and currently for a graphic design company whose clients include Shady Oaks Country Club and the Ben Hogan Foundation. Maxoutopoulis is in her first season as an assistant coach of the Long Beach State women’s golf team. She played three seasons at Texas Christian University after transferring from Rutgers. She posted seven top-10 finishes at Rutgers and was named All-Big East and Big East All-Academic as a freshman in 2011-12.
Lisa McGill, 58, Philadelphia, Pa. & Courtney Myhrum, 56, Pittsburgh, Pa.
McGill has played in more than 30 USGA championships, advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur and 2007 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. The three-time Rhode Island Women’s Amateur champion (1995, 2005, 2015) also has claimed the Rhode Island Senior Women’s Amateur and New England Women’s Golf Association Senior Women’s Amateur in 2015. She and fellow USGA competitor LeeAnn Lewis, who met each other on the golf course, travel the world together to hike mountains. Myhrum is the vice chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee. She has played in 12 USGA championships, including the last six U.S. Senior Women’s Amateurs. She is currently a consultant for WCM Inc.
Mari Miezwa, 38, Chandler, Ariz. & Thuhashini Selvaratnam, 41, Sri Lanka
Miezwa and Selvaratnam have a lot of experience as four-ball partners, winning the 2015 Arizona Women’s Golf Association’s Four-Ball Championship as well as competing in each of the three previous U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships. They are, however, looking to make match play for the first time. Miezwa is the licensing coordinator for The Little Gym International. Selvaratnam, who was born in Sri Lanka before coming to the United States to play for Arizona State University, is currently the golf coach at Xavier College Preparatory. She finished runner-up in the 2006 Women’s Mid-Amateur and represented Arizona in the USGA Women’s State Team Championship seven times. Arizona won the title in 2007 and finished third in 2001.
Haley Moore, 19, Escondido, Calif. & Gigi Stoll, 21, Tigard, Ore.
Moore has competed in six USGA championships, advancing to the Round of 16 at both the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur and the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior. She has two collegiate victories and has competed in two LPGA Tour events. She graduated high school a year early to attend the University of Arizona and finished tied for second individually in the 2016 NCAA Championship. She was the lone amateur to make the cut in the 2015 ANA Inspiration. Her brother, Tyler, competed in the 2017 U.S. Amateur, and now plays at UC Riverside. Stoll, who qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, advanced to the Round of 16 of last year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur. This is her sixth USGA championship.
Emily Nash, 17, Lunenburg, Mass. & Allison Paik, 15, Providence, R.I.
Nash made headlines last year when she won her district championship, but the title was revoked becausof her gender per Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association rules. She is the only girl on her high school boys team, but while she can compete in the team competition, she was ineligible for the individual title since the state has a separate girls tournament. After the incident, she received messages from Marilynn Smith, Dottie Pepper, three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Annika Sorenstam and 2007 U.S. Women’s Open champion Cristie Kerr. Paik is also the only girl on her high school golf team. She played in the 2015 U.S. Girls’ Junior as well as the 2017 PGA Jr. Girls Championship. She plays ice hockey for the Massachusetts Spitfires Ice Hockey Club.
Madison Reemsnyder, 14, Canton, Ohio & Lydia Swan, 13, North East, Pa.
Swan was a 2015 Drive, Chip & Putt Champion in the 11-12 girls division, and qualified for the National Finals along with her brother, Isaiah. She also plays both volleyball and basketball competitively.
Chandler Rosholt, 18, & Calynne Rosholt, 15, Cedar Park, Texas
This will be the first time the sisters tee it up together in a USGA championship; it is Chandler’s fourth USGA championship and Calynne’s first. Last year, Chandler competed in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball with partner Macy Fox, losing in the Round of 64. She has signed to play at Auburn University.
Terrill Samuel, 57, Canada & Ivy Steinberg, 61, Canada
Samuel was the runner-up to Judith Kyrinis in the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, the first all-Canadian final in USGA history. A teacher for the Toronto District School Board, Samuel also coaches high school volleyball. She was born in England but moved to Canada at a young age. She has played in 14 USGA championships. Steinberg has competed nationally golf, tennis, softball, ice hockey, squash and duplicate bridge. She is the director of golf sales for Alphi Apparel.
Meghan Stasi, 39, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. & Dawn Woodard, 43, of Greenville, S.C.
Stasi is a four-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012) who represented the USA in the 2008 Curtis Cup Match on the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, where she got engaged to her husband, Danny, on the iconic Swilcan Bridge. She also served as the head women’s golf coach at the University of Mississippi from 2000-07. A Tulane University graduate, Meghan and her husband own a seafood restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Woodard is a three-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur medalist who has competed in 28 USGA championships. She is also a six-time South Carolina stroke-play champion, five-time South Carolina match-play champion and the 2007 Tennessee Women’s Amateur champion.
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