Shek and Bates qualify for U.S. Senior Women's Open

Kim Shek
Kim Shek

DuPont, Wash. – Kim Shek of Bellevue shot a 3-over par 75 to earn medalist honors over the 10 player field who competed today in U.S. Senior Women’s Open qualifying at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

Claiming the other qualifying spot in the championship was Dana Bates of Fircrest who shot a 4-over par 76.

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Shek, an amateur, has been a regular competitor in state and regional golf championships over the years. She is the reigning Women’s Match Play Club Champion at Sahalee Country Club, in Sammamish, Wash. Earlier this year, she placed 6th in the Washington Women’s Champion of Champions.

Dana Bates
Dana Bates

Bates is an LPGA Teaching Professional who works out of Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash. She turned professional in 1987 and earned Life Member status from the LPGA after being a Class A Member for 25 years. Bates will be making her third appearance in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open (2018 & 2019).

Shek and Bates will now advance to the 4th U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, which will be held Aug. 25-28 at NCR Country Club (South Course) in Kettering, Ohio.

Paula Weihe of Phoenix, Ariz. is the first alternate from this qualifier, while Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge, B.C. is second alternate.

Washington Golf (WA Golf) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship.

Entries are open to any female professional or amateur golfer who is 50 years of age on or before August 25, 2022 and whose handicap does not exceed 7.4.