Tuesday, May 17, 2011

U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifying Results: 16 May 2011

Well, it's clear the USGA under Mike Davis is an organization in transition. I've been looking everywhere to find results from May 16th U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifying, because it sure ain't on their web site! [Update (9:42 am): David Shefter notes in comments that sectional qualifying sites usually forward results to the USGA the day after play has been completed. Maybe I'm spoiled by real-time scoring at the pro level, but why is it easier for me to find out JLPGA results than USGA ones?]

Here's what I've been able to cobble together so far:

Druid Hills (GA). Qualifiers: Reilley Rankin (145), Whitney Wade (145), Mariah Stackhouse [a] (146). Alternates: Kendall Martindale [a] (146; lost to Stackhouse in playoff); Minami Levonowich [a] (147; won over Jeehae Lee in playoff). Notables Who Did Not Qualify: Jean Reynolds, Allison Fouch, Jeehae Lee, Juliana Murcia Ortiz.

Oak Valley (CA): No word that I can find on how Tiffany Joh, Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn, Rebecca Kim, Yuki Sakurai, Tzu-Chi Lin, Hwanhee Lee, Kristen Park, or Tiffany Tavee did. But I did find this funny post by T-Joh on how not to get picked for Big Break! [Update (10:15 am): I asked T-Joh on twitter how the qualifier went and here is her reply. Congrats to the Jutanugarn sisters!] [Update (9:27 pm): The results are in! Qualifiers: Ariya Jutanugarn (139), Gabriella Then [a] (143), Moriya Jutanugarn (146). Alternates: Xiyu Lin [a] (147), Alison Lee [a] (147). Notables Who Did Not Qualify: Tiffany Joh, Rebecca Kim, Yuki Sakurai, Tzu-Chi Lin, Hwanhee Lee, Kristen Park, Tiffany Tavee.]

Oaks Club (FL). Qualifiers: Jessica Korda (136), Victoria Tanco [a] (142), Doris Chen [a] (144). Playoff for last spot between Jane Park (144) and Hannah Yun (144) suspended due to darkness. Alternates: loser of Park-Yun playoff; Jodi Ewart (144). Notables Who Did Not Qualify: Maria Hernandez, Lorie Kane, Christine Song, Lisa Meldrum, Carolina Llano, Danielle Downey, Simin Feng. [Update (10:18 am): Looks like Park beat Yun for the last spot, so Yun is the 1st alternate.]

Paradise Pointe (MO). Qualifier: Yoo Kyeong Kim (142). Alternates: Stefanie Kenoyer (144), Mallory Fraiche (150). Notables Who Did Not Qualify: Lucy Nunn, Tracy Stanford.

[Update (3:20 pm): Interesting that the USGA's info. page doesn't have the CA results yet, either!]


Jan said...

Thanks - I spent too much time looking for these results - nice work.

dshefter said...

We post results to USGA.org when we receive them from the qualifying sites. Usually that happens the following day.

The Constructivist said...

Understood, but don't you think it's time to speed up the system?