17 bay staters among 40 eyeing spots to u.s. women’s amateur championship

For immediate release: june 26, 2018

HARVARD, Massachusetts – Fireworks will come early for three golfers on Tuesday, July 3rd at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard where Mass Golf will be hosting the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship qualifier, the 13th of 23 being contested across North America between June 25 and July 18. A total of 40 competitors, including 17 from the Bay State, will be in the field.

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In addition to the 17 Bay Staters, the field consists of players from nine additional states, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Columbia. They’ll all be seeking a spot to the Championship Proper, being contested at The Golf Club of Tennessee from August 6 – 12, 2018.

Of the Massachusetts competitors in the field, Feeding Hills native Angela Garvin, a University of Maryland-bound golfer who competed in last year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, will look to get back to the national championship, as will several current collegiate competitors including Julia Ford (University of Virginia), Sophie Dipetrillo (University of Richmond), Jacqueline Gonzalez (Holy Cross) and Jennifer Keim (Florida Atlantic University). Recent Georgetown University graduate and Quincy native Jacquelyn Eleey, of Quincy, also seeks her first U.S. Women’s Amateur berth.

Reigning Massachusetts Women’s Amateur champion Hannah Ghelfi, a University of Michigan rising junior, will also be in the field, as well as recent U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship qualifiers Emily Nash (Lunenburg, Mass.) and Sarah Houle (Sandy Hook, Conn.), both of whom advanced from Crumpin Fox-Club on June 20.

Entries are open to amateur female golfers who have an up-to-date Handicap Index® not exceeding 5.4 under the USGA Handicap System™. A Handicap Index must be issued from a “golf club” (as defined in the USGA Handicap System Manual) which is authorized to use the USGAHandicap System. The USGA accepts an up-to-date handicap issued from the international body of golf that would be equivalent to a USGA Handicap Index® within the prescribed limit for entry into the Championship.

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Mass Golf will provide coverage for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Shaker Hills Country Club on July 3. 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.