Kim Medals in U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifying at Lake Spanaway

Tacoma, Wash. – Cassie Kim of Yakima, Wash. shot 3-under 69 to earn medalist honors at today’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier hosted by Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash.

Cassie Kim

Kim had five birdies on the day against two bogeys on the 6,396-yard par-72 layout to lead the field of 61 players who attempted to qualify today for the USGA national championship.

The other four spots available at this qualifier were secured by Carly Carter of Eagle, Idaho, who shot 2-under 70; and Grace Lee of Bellevue, Wash., Jennifer Gu of West Vancouver, B.C., and Adithi Anand of Issaquah, Wash., all of whom shot 1-under 71 and survived a playoff for the final spots.

These five players now advance to the U.S. Women’s Amateur, which will be held August 8-14 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

View full scores from today’s qualifier.

For Kim, a junior on the women’s golf team at Gonzaga University, this is the second year in a row she has qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur. She also previously qualified for the 2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior. She was the co-individual champion at the 2019 Girls’ Junior America’s Cup, and was the 2017 WIAA State 4A High School individual champion.

Carter just finished her freshman year playing for the University of Wisconsin women’s golf team. She is a three-time Idaho State Women’s Amateur champion (2018, 2020, 2022), and was twice named the IGA Women’s Player of the Year (2018, 2020).

Gu recently finished her freshman year playing on the women’s golf team at Kent State University, where she was named the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year. She won the 2021 BC Girls’ Junior Championship, and had previously won the 2020 PGA of BC Junior Championship on her way to being named to the Canadian National Junior Team in late 2020.

Lee finished first last month in the Junior World qualifier, and tied for fourth in the Washington Women’s Amateur.

Anand is a redshirt freshman on the women’s golf team at the University of Washington. She was twice runner-up in the WIAA 4A State Championship (2017, 2019), and helped her Redmond High School win the WIAA 4A State team title in 2019.

The first alternate for this qualifier is Amy Lee of Langley, B.C. Second alternate is Krissy Carman of Eugene, Ore.

Washington Golf is the local representative of the United States Golf Association and conducted this Qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.