It'll be August 5 thru 11 at Old Waverly GC in West Point, MS. The 18-hole qualifiers at 24 sites started this week and I don't plan to post all the results, just a few notable names here and there. The last qualifier is at Raritan Valley CC on July 17, which I might attend...no tee times have been established yet. There are numerous exemption categories, the main one being anyone in the top-25 of WAGR as of June 26.
On July 1, Doey Choi of Australia made it with a 72 at The Saticoy Club in Somis, CA. Hotshot junior Amari Avery (75) only made 2nd alternate, but then she's just 15.
The July 17 qualifier at Raritan Valley CC has the tee times posted...53 players going off at #1 & #10 starting at 7:30 AM. The top-5 will qualify and they'll award two alternate spots. I recognize a few of the names from the April 30 USWO qualifier at Forsgate CC, including Megha Ganne, Brynn Walker, Alexis Hios and Madeline Jin. The course will be set at par-72, 6438 yards (it is 6808 from the back tees). The "required" time for playing 18 holes will be 4 hours & 34 minutes (plus five minutes per nine holes for restroom breaks). I've never played here, but attended a non-golf business outing here in 2000.
The qualifiers are over...I attended the last one yesterday at RVCC (below)...report to follow later. Too bad Emily Zhu (age 15 but looks 13) did not qualify...she is on the Golf Canada squad and pound-for-pound might be the longest female I have ever seen.
07/17/19 BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - RARITAN VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
Megha Ganne - HOLMDEL, N.J. 71 Linda Wang - PLAINVIEW, N.Y. 71 Gio Kim - UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. 72 Katie Li - BASKING RIDGE, N.J. 72
Brynn Walker - ST. DAVIDS GOLF CLUB, PA. 72
A - Rina Jung - BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. 74 A - Emily Zhu - CANADA 74
If Lucy ever plays Team Pano in singles hold my calls.
If I understand the brackets, this will take place during one of the quarterfinal matches on Friday at 2:05 PM EST. Li has US Girls' Junior champ Angelina Yei in her bracket, along with U-Wash player Rino Sasaki. Pano is probably on a collision course with Andrea Lee for Thursday's Round of 16.
Team Pano staff meeting
Sorry to see Katie Li (77-74) bomb out...here's the same swing that startled me when I was standing 10 feet away from it at Raritan Valley CC last month.
Don, you can still keep Friday PM open...Team Pano and Lucy Li wasted their respective opponents. Andrea Lee annihilated somebody today, so she might still be in a train wreck with Pano on Thursday. Junior champ Ye was knocked off by Sasaki.
Sierra Brooks got knocked out today...she also missed the cut last month on the JLPGA...she'll have to turn in her white belt and stop using muscleback irons.