SAN DIEGO, CALIF (May 18, 2011) -- Amateurs fared well in the first week of qualifying for the 2011 U.S. Women's Open. Earning their player's badges to the Broadmoor this July included a trio of players at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand led the way with a 5-under, two-round total of 139, while her sister also qualified with a score of 146. Gabriella Then of nearby Rancho Cucamonga finished second with a total of 143, 1-under-par.
Mariah Stackhouse (143) heads to the famed Colorado course by beating out Kendall Martindale at the Druid Hills Golf Club outside of Atlanta.
Victoria Tanco from Argentina fired a 2-under 142 at the Oaks Club in Osprey, Fla., while Doris Chen needed extra holes to cinch one of two spots awarded in a playoff.
More sectional qualifying is slated for next week at 14 sites across the country.