The side of Lauryn Nguyen of Seattle, Wash. and Suzie Tran of Poulsbo, Wash. shot 8-under par 64 to earn medalist honors in qualifying for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. Qualifying was held today at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.
Nguyen, 16, and Tran, 14, played in today’s final group, and birdied three of the last four holes to vault to the top of the leaderboard. Last month, Nguyen won the Washington State Junior Girls’ Championship.
The other two sides to advance from this qualifier are sisters Alexa and Momo Udom, both of Portland, Ore., and Montgomery Ferreira of Tacoma, Wash. and Lily McCauley of Olympia, Wash. Both sides shot 7-under 65, one shot back of Nguyen and Tran.
These three teams will now go on to compete in the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, which will be held April 24-28 at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Tex.
Securing alternate spots in a playoff are the sides of Amber Li of Bellevue, Wash. and Wenna Zhang of Sammamish, Wash. as first alternate; and Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island, Wash. and Reona Hirai of Sacramento, Calif. as second alternate.
Washington Golf (WA Golf) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball is one of 14 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Founded in 1922, WA Golf is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving over 71,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, WA Golf works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds. WA Golf 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.