King Leads U.S. Women's Open Qualifiers

Two-time champion advanced out of sectional in Arizona

By USGA
June 6, 2011

Two-time U.S. Women's Open champion Betsy King is returning to the championship in July at The Broadmoor after the 55-year-old qualified in Arizona. (USGA Museum)

Far Hills, N.J. – Two-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Betsy King leads the list of sectional qualifiers for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open, which will be played July 7-10 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Eighty-two players were fully exempt into the championship’s 156-player field, leaving 74 spots open in the field for qualifiers. Two spots are still being held open for the winners of the two LPGA Tour events to be played before the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open, should those winners not already be fully exempt.

King, who won the 1989 and 1990 championships, will be playing in her 31st Women’s Open. She last played in the 2004 championship. King, at age 55, will be the oldest player in the field at The Broadmoor, where she tied for third in the 1995 U.S. Women’s Open.

Six other USGA champions also qualified: Amy Anderson, 18, of Oxbow, N.D. (2009 Girls’ Junior); Silvia Cavalleri, 38, of Italy (1997 Women’s Amateur); Doris Chen, 18, of Bradenton, Fla. (2010 Girls’ Junior); Julieta Granada, 23, of Paraguay (2004 U.S. Girls’ Junior); Mina Harigae, 21, of Monterey, Calif. (2007 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links); and Jane Park, 24, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (2004 Women’s Amateur).

At age 12, Mariel Galdiano, of Pearl City, Hawaii, will be the youngest player in the U.S. Women’s Open field. Galdiano, who earned medalist honors at the sectional qualifier at Poipu Bay Golf Club in Koloa, Hawaii, is the third-youngest qualifier in Women’s Open history, at 12 years, 11 months and 3 days old. Alexis Thompson was 12 years, 4 months and 18 days old when she qualified for the 2007 championship and Morgan Pressel was 12 years, 11 months old when she qualified in 2001.

Jessica Korda, 18, of Bradenton, Fla., who won her sectional qualifier at The Oaks Club in Osprey, Fla., by six strokes, leads the list of teenage qualifiers for the 2011 Women’s Open. Korda, Anderson and Chen will be joined by sisters Ariya (15) and Moriya (16) Jutanugarn of Thailand, who both qualified at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. Other teenagers who earned a place in the field via sectional qualifying are: Emily Collins, 18, of Colleyville, Texas; Jennifer Johnson, 19, of Carlsbad, Calif.; Kyung Kim, 17, of Chandler, Ariz.; Erynne Lee, 18, of Silverdale, Wash.; Xi Yu Lin, 15, of the People’s Republic of China; Brittany Marchand, 18, of Canada; Lisa McCloskey, 19, of Montgomery, Texas; Chelsea Mocio, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas; Harukyo Nomura, 18, of Japan; Kelly Shon, 19, of Port Washington, N.Y.; Mariah Stackhouse, 17, of Riverdale, Ga.; Victoria Tanco, 17, of Argentina; and Gabriella Then, 15, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

The U.S. Women’s Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA. Other championships include the U.S. Open, the U.S. Senior Open, and 10 national amateur championships.

A list of the players who qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open, including qualifying sites and scores, follows:

 

Key

(a) – amateur

A – alternate

(qualifying score in parentheses)


Beaumont, Calif. (Oak Valley Golf Club)
 

(a) Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand (139)

(a) Gabriella Then, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (143)

(a) – Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand (146)

(a) Xi Yu Lin, People’s Republic of China (147)

A – (a) Alison Lee, Valencia, Calif. (147)

Osprey, Fla. (The Oaks Club) 

Jessica Korda, Bradenton, Fla. (136)

(a) Victoria Tanco, Argentina (142)

(a) Doris Chen, Bradenton, Fla. (144)

Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (144)

A – Hannah Yun, Bradenton, Fla. (144)

A – Jodi Ewart, England (144)

Atlanta, Ga. (Druid Hills Golf Club)Reilley Rankin, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (145)

Whitney Wade, Glasgow, Ky. (145)

(a) Mariah Stackhouse, Riverdale, Ga. (146)

A – (a) Kendall Martindale, Jefferson City, Tenn. (146)

A – (a) Minami Levonowich, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (147)

Kansas City, Mo. (Paradise Pointe Complex –The Outlaw & The Posse Courses) 

Yoo Kyeong Kim, Overland Park, Kan. (142)

A – Stefanie Kenoyer, Lighthouse Point, Fla. (144)

A – Mallory Fraiche, New Orleans, La. (150)

Sanford, N.C. (Carolina Trace Country Club – Lake Course) 

Jean Chua, Malaysia (145)

Lauren Doughtie, Suffolk, Va. (145)

A – (a) Samantha Wagner, Windermere, Fla. (146)

A – Laura Crawford, Lancaster, S.C. (146)

Indiana, Pa. (Indiana Country Club) 

Whitney Neuhauser, Charlottesville, Va. (144)

Jennifer Johnson, Carlsbad, Calif. (146)

A – Janice Moodie, Scotland (146)

A – (a) Vivian Tsui, Canada (147)

Koloa, Hawaii (Poipu Bay Golf Club) 

(a) Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii (152)

A – (a) Alice Kim, Honolulu, Hawaii (153)

A – (a) Kelli Oride, Lihue, Hawaii (154)

Daly City, Calif. (Lake Merced Golf Club) 

Ryann O’Toole, San Clemente, Calif. (149)

Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif. (150)

Sofie Andersson, Sweden (151)

Shinobu Moromizato, Japan (151)

A – (a) Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif. (151)

A – Jane Rah, Torrance, Calif. (152)

Jacksonville, Fla. (Deerwood Country Club) 

Mihyun Kim, Korea (134)

Aree Song, Korea (139)

Silvia Cavalleri, Italy (142)

(a) Lindy Duncan, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (142)

(a) Christine Wolf, Austria (142)

Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla. (143)

Paola Moreno, Colombia (143)

A – Paige Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash. (143)

A – (a) Misuki Katahira, Japan (144)

Wilmette, Ill. (Westmoreland Country Club) 

Junthima Gulyanamitta, West Lafayette, Ind. (147)

Brittany Johnston, Akron, Ohio (147)

Ashley Prange, Noblesville, Ind. (147)

Karin Sjodin, Sweden (147)

A – (a) Emma Talley, Princeton, Ky. (148)

A – (a) Amy Meier, Rochester Hills, Mich. (148)

Rockville, Md. (Woodmont Country Club) 

Leta Lindley, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (144)

Julieta Granada, Paraguay (145)

Cindy Lacrosse, Tampa, Fla. (145)

Young-A Yang, Korea (145)

Chella Choi, Korea (146)

Saehee Son, Korea (148)

Danah Bordner, Indianapolis, Ind. (149)

Joanna Coe, Mays Landing, N.J. (149)

A – Moira Dunn, Utica, N.Y. (151)

A – Kimberly Williams, Bethesda, Md. (152)

Medina, Minn. (Medina Golf & Country Club) 

(a) Amy Anderson, Oxbow, N.D. (141)

(a) Kelly Shon, Port Washington, N.Y. (142)

A – Kirby Dreher, Canada (147)

A – (a) Kim Kaufman, Clark, S.D. (148)

Bedminster, N.J. (Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club) 

Hee Kyung Seo, Korea (141)

Belen Mozo, Spain (143)

Jinyoung Pak, Korea (143)

A – Jennifer Song, Orlando, Fla. (145)

A – Grace Park, Korea (146)

Vancouver, Wash. (Royal Oaks Country Club) 

Jessi Gebhardt, Bellingham, Wash. (152)

(a) Christina Proteau, Canada (152)

Sue Kim, Canada (154)

A – (a) Kendall Prince, Lake Oswego, Ore. (154)

A – (a) Taylor Kim, Canada (154)

Agawam, Mass. (Crestview Country Clulb) 

Alison Walshe, Westford, Mass. (142)

Dewi Claire Schreefel, Netherlands (144)

Anna Grzebien, Narragansett, R.I. (145)

(a) Jennifer Kirby, Canada (146)

Harukyo Nomura, Japan (148)

(a) Brittany Marchand, Canada (148)

Jaclyn Sweeney, Bradenton, Fla. (149)

A – (a) Alexandra White, Lancaster, Ohio (149)

A – (a) Brittany Altomare, Shrewsbury, Mass. (149)

City of Industry, Calif. (Industry Hills Golf Club – Eisenhower Course) 

Jennifer Rosales, Philippines (142)

(a) Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii (143)

Lizette Salas, Azusa, Calif. (144)

(a) Erynne Lee, Silverdale, Wash. (144)

A – (a) Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. (147)

A – (a) Rachel Morris, Carlsbad, Calif. (147)

Houston, Texas (Pine Forest Country Club) 

Katy Harris, Humble, Texas (143)

(a) Lisa McCloskey, Montgomery, Texas (144)

Becky Morgan, Wales (145)

A – Diana D’Alessio, Flanders, N.J. (147)

A – (a) Julia Boland, Australia (148)

Plano, Texas (Prestonwood Country Club – Hills Course) 

Sarah Kemp, Australia (138)

(a) Emily Collins, Colleyville, Texas (142)

(a) Chelsea Mocio, Fort Worth, Texas (143)

A – Meredith Duncan, Shreveport, La. (144)

A – Adrienne McDonald, Gun Barrel City, Texas (144)

Mesa, Ariz. (Alta Mesa Golf Club) 

(a) Kyung Kim, Chandler, Ariz. (143)

Betsy King, Scottsdale, Ariz. (144)

(a) Margarita Ramos, Tucson, Ariz. (146)

A – (a) Manuela Carbajo Re, Argentina (146)

A – Anna Scott, Atlanta, Ga. (147)

Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Broadmoor – East Course) 

Anya Sarai Alvarez, Tulsa, Okla. (151)

Garrett Phillips, St. Simons Island, Ga. (151)

Mallory Blackwelder, Versailles, Ky. (156)

(a) Rachel Rohanna, Waynesburg, Pa. (157)

A – Joy Trotter, Chino Hills, Calif. (157)

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