Bremerton, Wash. – Gigi Stoll of Tigard, Ore. shot 3-under 69 to take medalist honors at U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying held today on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
Also advancing from this qualifier are Karen Miyamoto of Seattle and Julianne Alvarez of New Zealand, each shooting a 2-under 70, one shot back of Stoll.
These three players will now go on to compete in the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, to be held August 7-13 at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.
The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
Click here for final hole-by-hole scoring of this qualifier.
Stoll, a rising junior at the University of Arizona, teed off in the first group this morning and posted her score early and waited for the rest of the field to try to match. Nobody did.
Stoll was a two-time PNGA Women’s Player of the Year (2014, 2015) and also the 2013 PNGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year. She was the medalist in a 2012 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier, and played in the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open while still a freshman in high school. Last month she won the Oregon Women’s Amateur for the third time in four years (2014, 2015) with a 9 & 8 victory over Amanda Jacobs in the 36-hole final.
Alvarez and Miyamoto are teammates on the University of Washington women’s golf team. Last month, Alvarez won the Washington State Women’s Amateur, with Miyamoto finishing second. A native of Wellington, New Zealand, Alvarez twice won the New Zealand Amateur (2013, 2015).
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The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Founded in 1922, the WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving over 68,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.
The WSGA also serves as a statewide representative of the USGA and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.