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Emilee Hoffman earns Women's Western Amateur Top-Seed
Texas rising junior Emilee Hoffman <br>(Texas Athletics Photo)
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).

Up Next: Play at the Women's Western Amateur will continue on Thursday beginning with the Round of 32.

Results: Women's Western Amateur
WinCAEmilee HoffmanFolsom, CA1200
Runner-upKYTristyn NowlinRichmond, KY900
SemifinalsWAKatharine PatrickWest University Place, WA700
SemifinalsCanadaEllie SzerykCanada700
QuarterfinalsCanadaBrigitte ThibaultCanada500

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ABOUT THE Women's Western Amateur

The The Western Golf Association (WGA) has partnered with the Women’s Western Golf Association to administer the Women’s Western Amateur. Held without interruption since 1901, this event is one of the oldest annual championships in women’s amateur golf. The list of past champions includes current stars and legends of the LPGA TOUR, including Ariya Jutanugarn (2012), Stacy Lewis (2006), Brittany Lang (2003), Grace Park (1998), Cristie Kerr (1995) and Nancy Lopez (1976).

The Women's Western Amateur is open to amateur women who have an up-to-date 18-hole handicap index that does not exceed 5.4 under the World Handicap System. The WWGA Committee limits the field to a maximum of 120 contestants.

The championship begins with 36 holes of stroke- play qualifying, after which the field is cut to the low 32 players for match play. In the event of a tie for the 32nd position, a sudden-elimination playoff will determine the final match play qualifiers. Five rounds of 18-hole matches will decide the Women's Western Amateur champion.

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