Sunday, June 11, 2006

U.S. Women's Open Section in McKinney Monday

TPC at Craig Ranch in McKinney is the site on Monday of a sectional qualifier for the U.S. Women's Open. Unlike the sectionals for the men's U.S. Open, the women's sectionals don't generally including lots of established tour players. But among the 33 players vying for six spots into the U.S. Women's Open, there are some good storylines.

If you're in McKinney on Monday, hop over to the course and follow along (courtesy of the USGA):

  • Carolyn Creekmore of Dallas, Texas, won the 2004 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur and qualified for match play at the 2005 Women’s Amateur.
  • Sisters Jennifer (22) and Kate (19) Ackerson of Dallas, Texas, are both trying to qualify in McKinney. Jennifer played in the 2004 Women’s Open.
  • Kristin Dufour is celebrating her 26th birthday on the day of her sectional qualifier.
  • Taylore Karle, 16, of Scottsdale, Ariz., set a USGA stroke-play qualifying record when she shot a 36-hole total 130 at the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Junior at BanBury Golf Club in Eagle, Idaho.
  • Amanda McCurdy of El Dorado, Ark., was the runner-up at the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur.
  • Tanya Wadhwa, 13, of India, is the second-youngest player to qualify for sectionals.

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