Floridians Set to Begin U.S. Women’s Amateur
TAMPA, Fla. – The top women’s amateurs in the world will head to Maryland for the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Women’s Amateur will be the first USGA championship of the year.
Seven Floridians will be in the all-exempt field at Woodmont Country Club when the championship begins on Monday. The championship will begin with 132 players competing in two rounds of stroke play, with 64 players advancing to match play.
Here are some things to know about the Floridians in the field before the championship begins.
- Morgan Baxendale, who will be a senior at Vanderbilt University in the fall, advanced to match play at last year’s championship.
- Jillian Bourdage, the 2019 FSGA Junior Player of the Year and Florida Girls’ Junior champion, is set to compete in her second U.S. Women’s Amateur. The Tamarac native was a finalist in the 2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior at SentryWorld and will enroll at Ohio State University in the fall.
- Auston Kim, who will be a junior at Vanderbilt University, advanced to match play at last year’s championship and qualified for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. As a sophomore at Vanderbilt, Kim was named a WGCA honorable mention All-American.
- Alexa Pano, the 2019 FSGA Women’s Amateur Player of the Year, is no stranger to USGA championships. Last year, the 15-year-old shared medalist honors with Jiarui Jin at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, and advanced through a playoff to qualify for her first U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
- Jacqueline Putrino will tee it up in her first U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The Lakewood Ranch native advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship with fellow Florida Junior Tour player, Madison Hewlett. Putrino raised the trophy in the 16-18 Division at the FJT Tour Championship in November.
- Megan Schofill, who will be a sophomore at Auburn University, overcame a 10-shot deficit to win the 91st Florida Women’s Amateur Championship in July. The Monticello native advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur.
- Meghan Stasi, the four-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion and five-time Florida Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, will be making her 14th U.S. Women’s Amateur appearance.