My experience last year at the US Am was incredible, and I could not be more thrilled to be heading back. The 2011 Am was my first USGA event. I had a good showing at Rhode Island CC, finishing T-27 (out of 156) in stroke play and putting up a strong fight before losing my first match. This year I have my eyes on the prize - my goal is to leave with the National Championship. The tournament is Aug 6-12 in Cleveland, OH at The Country Club. Information and scoring for the 2012 USGA Women's Am Championship can be found here.
This week began my "busy season" of tournaments, and I am proud to say I kicked it off with a bang! Yesterday (July 11) I was medalist at the USGA Women's Amateur Qualifier in Kansas City. I shot a 1-under par 70 to beat 33 other competitors and punch my ticket to the Am! Full results can be found on the KC Golf Association's website. I managed my way around the course with only 23 putts - mainly a result of being 10 for 12 on successful up and downs. I am very thankful to be able to rely on my short game when my ball striking isn't on point :)
I will spend the remainder of the week here in Kansas City with some of my "Husker family." I then head to Atlanta on Saturday and begin play in the Judson Collegiate Invitation & Legends Tour Pro-Am on July 15. After a brief 24 hours at home, I will drive from Boise to Alberta for the Canadian Women's Amateur, played July 24-27. My next stop will be Portland to try to qualify for the LPGA Safeway Classic on August 3. From there, I will fly straight to Cleveland for the US Am. At times the travel sounds a bit overwhelming, but the time spent in tournament play makes it all worth it to me. I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to play golf all over the country, and I look forward to soaking up every moment over the next month!
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