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U.S. Women's Open qualifying results
25 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com

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Much like the U.S. Men's Open Championship, the U.S. Women's Open is rather highly- anticipated.

Scheduled to follow the men's championship in an unprecedented back-to-back series at famed Pinehurst, the U.S. Women's Open field is currently being assembled.

Sectional qualifying began earlier this month and is really starting to ramp up this week. Below is a look at the qualifying highlights across the country, including the key amateur play:

MAY 30

Mathilda Cappeliez, a 16-year-old amateur from France, took home medalist honors at the final sectional qualfier. Cappeliez shot rounds of 68-70 to win by three. Another amateur Emily Penttila, of Finland, took the second of the three available spots at Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla. Penttila shot three-under 141, tying the third qualifier, professional Karlin Beck.

MAY 28

Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, stole the headlines at the Country Club at DC Ranch (Scottsdale, Ariz.) but Madison Kerley, an Arizona State commit, snuck in alongiside her. Woods and Kerley tied for the second and third qualifying positions at the sectional and will be heading to Pinehurst.

MAY 27

Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, Calif. added her name to the growing list of amateurs heading to Pinehurst for the U.S. Women's Open.

Lee took medalist honors at the Industry Hills Golf Club (City of Industry, Calif.) sectional by four shots over professional Brianna Do.

At Thorny Lea Golf Club (Brockton, Mass.) amateur Megan Khang took the second and final qualifying position to advance. It will be the 16- year-old's second U.S. Women's Open.


MAY 20

Jordan Ferreira of Notre Dam shot a 36- hole total of 147 to take qualifying medalist honors at the Rainier Golf & Country Club (Seattle, Wash.) qualifier. The amateur topped pro Carleigh Silvers and amateurs Aram Choi and Eimi Koga, who'll serve as the site's two alternates.

MAY 19

It was a big day with nine qualifier taking place and one 11-year old taking the spotlight.

Lucy Li of Redwood Shores, Calif. made history by becoming the youngest player ever to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open.

Li earned her ticket by taking medalist honors at the Half Moon Bay (Calif.) Golf Links sectional qualifier.

Li cleared the field by an impressive seven shots to take the top honors while fellow amateurs Kathleen Scavo and Paige Lee will be moving on, too.

When the 2014 U.S. Women's Open arrives in Pinehurst, Li, who broke Lexi Thompson's previous record for youngest U.S. Open competitor (she was 12 years old), will surely be a major talking point. She already has won at one of golf's other famous venues -- taking her age group's top prize at the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship last month at Augusta National.

Minjee Lee will also be in the field and surely a contender for low amateur honors. The Australian amateur won the North Oaks (Minn.) qualifier with 36-hole score of 140. Lee, of course, is the two-time reining Australian Women's Amateur Champion and claimed low amateur honors at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Brooke Mackenzie Henderson of Canada took medalist honors at the Hermitage Country Club (Manakin-Sabot, Virg.) sectional. The highly-ranked amateur shot 140 to best a field of professionals and serve as the lone amateur moving on to Pinehurst.

MAY 14

It was an amateur showcase at The Heritage at Westmoor (Westminster, Colo.) qualifier. Celine Boutier of France won the day, shooting a 36-hole total of 142. Huntsville, Ala. golfer Janie Jackson, who plays at Alabama, took second place at 144. Amateurs Jennifer Coleman and Gabriela Lopez will serve as the alternates.


MAY 12

Bailey Tardy, a University of Georgia commitment, shot 145 to take medalist honors at the Butler (Pa.) Country Club qualifier. She was a shot better than fellow amateur Jessica Porvasnik, a freshman at Ohio State.

At the Waialae Country Club (Honolulu, Hawaii) qualifier, amateurs Mariel Galdiano and Cassy Isagawa will serve as first and second alternates, respectively. They both shot 146, falling by a shot to medalist Xyra Suyetugu.

As sectional play continues, we'll provide more coverage and information on those moving on to the 2014 U.S. Women's Open
Results For U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifying
Place  Pts
MedalistHIMarissa ChowHonolulu, HI500
MedalistFranceCeline BoutierFrance500
MedalistCALucy LiRedwood City, CA500
MedalistGABailey TardyNorcross, GA500
MedalistMIHannah PietilaBrighton, MI500

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