Monday, May 19, 2014

Big Day for 2014 U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifier Hopefuls!

With Sectional Qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Women's Open taking place all over the country and the world today, you might think about looking to Seoul and Brent Kelley's golf page.

Or see below for key links:

  • Aichi, Japan:  results; qualifiers: Misuzu Narita, Ayaka Watanabe, Lala Anai, Eri Joma, Chisato Hashimoto; alternates: Yuki Ichinose, Mao Nozawa
  • Chungnam, South Korea:  qualifiers: Narangyi Bae, Soyoung Lee; alternates: Hee Kyung Bae, Hyesun Kim
  • Shandong, China:  entries; resultsarticle; qualifiers: So Young Jang, Yu Ting Shi; alternates: Yuyang Zhang, Hye In Yeom
  • Buckinghamshire, England:  articleresults; qualifiers: Amy Boulden, Kelsey Macdonald, Nicole Garcia, Stephanie Na, Nikki Campbell, Lucy Williams, Rebecca Hudson, Holly Clyburn; alternates: Camilla Lennarth, Beth Allen
  • Manakin-Sabot, Virginia:  overview; qualifiers: Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, Kris Tamulis, Sue Kim, Kristy McPherson, Dori Carter; altermate: Mi Jung Hur
  • Dunwoody, Georgia:  overviewinformationresults; qualifiers: Erica Popson, Brooke Pancake, Jessica Wallace
  • Winnetka, Illinois:  pairings; results; qualifiers: Hannah Pietila, Elizabeth Tong; alternates: Lindsey McPherson, Noriko Nakazaki
  • North Oaks, Minnesota:  pairings; results; qualifier:  Minjee Lee; alternates: Amy Anderson, Maria Fassi
  • Half Moon Bay, California:  results; qualifiers: Lucy Li, Kathleen Scavo, Paige Lee; alternates: Sara Banke, Yoonhee Kim
I'll update this list as news comes in!

[Update 1 (5/20/14, 12:12 pm):  Looks like the Minnesota qualifier got moved to today.]


Colin N.Z said...

I do like the format of having all these worldwide qualifiers as long as the field strength is up to standard. I think all Majors should strive to have the best of the best players playing especially the U.S Woman's Open which I regard as the top Major for the year. There should be no special invites with a field of around 153 (2013). How do players like Nelly Korda pop up at Majors?
Just on the U.S Woman's Open I see Lydia was back with Steve Kay on the bag last week but I was talking with N.Z Golf and put it to IMG her management about the possibility of Steve Williams staying on after the U.S Open to caddy for her. Be great to see the two Kiwis together before he retires and Adam Scott does not need him the following week. Either way I'm sure we will see two weeks of great golf at Pinehurst No2 maybe even without Tiger.

thejamierbelyea said...

Nelly Korda qualified for last year's US Women's Open the same way as these players did. She was actually the medalist at her qualifier last year. You calling her out specifically with the subtext of nepotism is unwarranted, and uncalled for. The Kraft has a history of inviting the world's best amateur players, and I think that's wonderful, and should continue.

We should make mention that the Half Moon Bay qualified Lucy Li, is only 11 years old, and will almost likely be the youngest competitor in the field. There is a 9 year old competing in the last qualifier though. ;)