Much like the U.S. Men's Open
the U.S. Women's Open is rather highly-
Scheduled to follow the men's
an unprecedented back-to-back series at
famed Pinehurst, the U.S. Women's Open
is currently being assembled.
Sectional qualifying began earlier this
and is really starting to ramp up this
Below is a look at the qualifying highlights
across the country, including the key
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.
Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods,
the headlines at the Country Club at DC
(Scottsdale, Ariz.) but Madison Kerley, an
State commit, snuck in alongiside her.
Kerley tied for the second and third
positions at the sectional and will be
Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, Calif. added
name to the growing list of amateurs
Pinehurst for the U.S. Women's Open.
Lee took medalist honors at the Industry
Club (City of Industry, Calif.) sectional by
shots over professional Brianna Do.
At Thorny Lea Golf Club (Brockton, Mass.)
amateur Megan Khang took the second and
qualifying position to advance. It will be the
year-old's second U.S. Women's Open.
Jordan Ferreira of Notre Dam shot a 36-
total of 147 to take qualifying medalist
at the Rainier Golf & Country Club (Seattle,
Wash.) qualifier. The amateur topped pro
Carleigh Silvers and amateurs Aram Choi
Eimi Koga, who'll serve as the site's two
It was a big day with nine qualifier taking
place and one 11-year old taking the
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
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
last month at Augusta National.
Minjee Lee will also be in the field and
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
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.
It was an amateur showcase at The
at Westmoor (Westminster, Colo.)
Celine Boutier of France won the day,
a 36-hole total of 142. Huntsville, Ala.
Janie Jackson, who plays at Alabama, took
second place at 144. Amateurs Jennifer
Coleman and Gabriela Lopez will serve as
Bailey Tardy, a University of Georgia
commitment, shot 145 to take medalist
at the Butler (Pa.) Country Club qualifier.
was a shot better than fellow amateur
Porvasnik, a freshman at Ohio State.
At the Waialae Country Club (Honolulu,
qualifier, amateurs Mariel Galdiano and
Isagawa will serve as first and second
alternates, respectively. They both shot
falling by a shot to medalist Xyra
As sectional play continues, we'll
more coverage and information on those
moving on to the 2014 U.S. Women's