Three With Mass Golf Ties Set For U.S. Women's Open - MASSGOLF

Johnson, Khang, Altomare Paired Together For First Two Rounds In Charleston

For Immediate Release: May 28, 2019

NORTON, Massachusetts – For the second time in less than a week, Mass Golf will be well represented in a USGA National Championship as three golfers with direct ties to the Bay State will be in the field at the 74th U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which gets underway Thursday at the Country Club of Charleston.

Reigning U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion and Massachusetts Women’s Amateur champion Shannon Johnson, of Norton, will join Massachusetts natives and professional golfers Brittany Altomare (Shrewsbury) & Megan Khang (Rockland), both members of the LPGA Tour, when play gets underway this week in South Carolina. The trio will be among the 150 in the field eyeing for the chance to hoist the trophy at the completion of the 72-hole stroke play tournament.

ONLINE: U.S. Women’s Open Home

Having earned an exemption into the championship field with her 1-up victory at last year’s U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur victory at Norwood Hills Golf Club in St. Louis, Johnson, a native of South Dakota, will make her inaugural debut in the Open Championship. A representative for PING, Johnson is a two-time Anne Marie Tobin Massachusetts Women’s Player of the Year who has dominated the local and regional golf scene since 2012. Last year alone, she captured the New England Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship, the Edith Noblit Baker Trophy Women’s Championship and the Grace Keyes Cup Women’s Championship, in addition to the aforementioned Massachusetts Women’s Amateur Championship and the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

Joining Johnson in South Carolina is Rockland’s Megan Khang, 21, who will be competing in her seventh U.S. Women’s Open Championship and Shrewsbury native, Brittany Altomare, who will be making her third appearance. The two enter the championship at 40th and 50th, respectively, in the 2019 LPGA’s Money List.

STARTING TIMES
Shannon Johnson (Norton, Mass.)
R1: Tee 10 – 7:33 a.m. EST | R2: Tee 1 – 1:18 p.m. EST

Megan Khang (Rockland, Mass.)
R1: Tee 10 – 7:33 a.m. EST | R2: Tee 1 – 1:18 p.m. EST

Brittany Altomare (Shrewsbury, Mass.)
R1: Tee 10 – 7:33 a.m. EST | R2: Tee 1 – 1:18 p.m. EST

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Thursday, May 30 (18 Holes, Stroke Play)
Friday, May 31 (18 Holes, Stroke Play)
Saturday, June 1 (18 Holes, Stroke Play)
Sunday, June 2 (18 Holes, Stroke Play)

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