Emilee Hoffman earns Women's Western Amateur Top-Seed
Texas rising junior Emilee Hoffman
(Texas Athletics Photo)
ROMEOVILLE, IL (June 27, 2018) - All-Big 12 performer Emilee Hoffman posted rounds of 65-70 to easily earn the top-seed for match play at the Women's Western Amateur. A rising junior at Texas, Hoffman finished 9-under and five shots better than a group of four players that shared second after two days of play at Mistwood Golf Club.
Over the course of match play qualifying Hoffman only bogeyed three-times while carding 10 birdies and an eagle. The eagle, a hole out on the 373 yard par-4 6th, highlighted a near flawless 7-under 65 first round that also included six birdies. Hoffman's best stretch of golf during the opening round came between Nos. 5-15 where she played 6-under golf.
The 4-under second place quartet included Brianne Bolden (Missouri commit), Julie Houston (UT San Antonio), Adeena Shears (Ohio State) and Katharine Patrick (Virginia).
Play at the Women's Western Amateur will continue on Thursday beginning with the Round of 32.
ABOUT THE Women's Western Amateur
Held without interruption since 1901, the Women's
Amateur has one of the most storied histories of any
golf event. 36 holes of stroke play qualifying
determines 32 players
for match play. Matches consist of 18 holes each
until the final
match which is 36 holes.
Entries are open to amateur girls and women who 1)
have an up-
to-date 18-hole USGA Handicap
Index not to exceed 7.4 under the USGA Handicap
System, or a
state or international equivalent
handicap system, and 2) are members of a properly
club or women’s golf group that is
a current WWGA member.
Awards: W. A. Alexander Cup – Champion;
‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Trophy –
Margaret Lenz Trophy – Medalist; Medals -
Semifinalists and Quarterfinalists.
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