SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Mar. 3, 2012) -- Anna Zhou, 14, of Palo Alto, secured the medalist spot in the women's qualifying today with an even par 73. Hannah Sodersten of Fresno was second with a 75. Kathleen Scavo of Benecia tied for third with Alexandra Wong of San Francisco at 76.
2003 champion Eva Monisteri of San Mateo tied for fifth at 77.
The cut fell at 79 and required a playoff to determine the last qualifiers. It was a 6-way playoff for 3 spots that started on hole 18. Laney Silva secured the 14th spot with a birdie on the second playoff hole and Lynne Cowan of Davis garnered the 15th spot with a two putt par on the same hole.
It took two more holes to determine the final spot. Monica Chen of Fremont got it with a par. Sydney Babiak of Martinez will be the top seed in the open division.
The first round of match play starts Sunday at 7:40 a.m. Hannah Suh, defending champion holds the top seed and is set to play Monica Chen.
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