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NORTON, Massachusetts – Four Spots to the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship will be up for grabs on Monday, July 15 at Brockton’s Thorny Lea Golf Club when 39 competitors will be in the field looking to advance to this year’s Championship Proper – being contested at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi from August 5-11. This year’s qualifier – being hosted by Mass Golf – is one of 24 being contested across the United States and Canada until July 17.
On Monday, 13 of the 39 competitors in the field list their residency in Massachusetts, including Rebecca Skoler, Angela Garvin, and Gabrielle Shieh, who competed this past week in the 44th Girls’ Junior PGA Championship at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, Connecticut. All competitors will look to join Norton’s Shannon Johnson, a member at Thorny Lea Golf Club, who is exempt into the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship as a result of her victory at last year’s U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
In addition to the Bay Staters in the field, Florida’s Alexa Pano, who was born in Massachusetts and moved south when she was young, will look to advance to her fourth straight U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The 14-year old golfer, who is currently ranked as the top golfer in the class of 2022 and is in the top-10 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings, is a former Drive, Chip and Putt national champion who competed in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur earlier this year.
Tee times will begin off the first tee at 7:00 a.m. and last until 9:12 a.m.
Mass Golf will provide coverage for the U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier being contested in Massachusetts on July 15. Visit MassGolf.org and follow @PlayMassGolf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest information. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #MassGolf and #USWomensAm.