Aug. 1, 2014
U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Info • California Women’s Amateur Championship
EVANSTON, Ill. -- A number of Northwestern women’s golfers will be competing at two prestigious tournaments to start the month of August. Rising senior Hana Lee qualified for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, which runs Aug. 4-10, while rising sophomore Minjia Luo and incoming freshman Hannah Kim will compete at the California Women’s Amateur Championship Aug. 5-8.
Lee punched her ticket to the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship by winning co-medalist honors at the Illinois qualifier on July 7. She carded a 1-under 69 to advance to the annual event, which takes place at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y. The first and second rounds are Monday and Tuesday and those that make the cut will advance to match play, which runs Wednesday, Aug. 6-Sunday, Aug. 10. Lee is set to tee off at 9 a.m. ET/8 a.m. CT on Monday.
The Hacienda Heights, Calif., native set a program record during the 2013-14 season with a 74.09 scoring average. She also registered four top-10 finishes, including medalist honors during the stroke play portion of the Liz Murphey Collegiate with a 6-under 66, which tied another Northwestern record.
Luo and Kim begin competition at the California Women’s Amateur Championship on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The tournament takes place at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, Calif., and features stroke play along with match play.
Luo, a San Diego native, played in three events for the Wildcats during her freshman year while Kim is originally from Chula Vista, Calif., and will join the 'Cats in the fall. She was ranked No. 9 in the country and third in the state of California according to Junior Golf Scoreboard.
Information for both tournaments can be found with the links at the top of the page.
A number of other Wildcats have had success at various tournaments already this summer. Sophomore Kacie Komoto (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou) recently repeated as the Hawaii State Match Play Champion and finished in the top 20 at the prestigious Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship. Incoming freshman Sarah Cho (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) advanced to the round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship in July.
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