Gigi Stoll and Ellen Secor to Compete at 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur
CHULA VISTA, CALIF. - Two OGA competitors with numerous successes are competing in next week’s 117th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
Gigi Stoll (Tigard, Ore.) and Ellen Secor (Portland, Ore.) will tee it up with the best-of-the-best in women’s amateur golf at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Stoll, 20, is a rising junior at the University of Arizona. She’s a three-time champion of the Oregon Women’s Amateur Championship (2014-15, 2017), including winning this year’s event at The Oregon Golf Club back in June. She advanced to the quarterfinals at this summer’s PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship, and earned medalist honors at her U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying site in July.
Stoll is also a three-time Oregon Junior Amateur champion (2011, 2013-14), and winner of the 2015 Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship and 2014 OGA Tournament of Champions.
Secor, 19, will be a sophomore at Colorado State University this fall. In her freshman year with the Rams, she was the team’s low scorer and top finisher three times, leading the squad in scoring by averaging a score of just over 74 per round.
At the 2017 Oregon Women’s Amateur Championship, Secor earned stroke play medalist honors and the No. 1 seed entering match play. She was a quarterfinalist at the 2016 PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship, also finishing T4 at last year’s Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship and qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. In Oregon Junior Golf, Secor won the 2015 Pacific Northwest Junior PGA title and was runner-up at the Oregon Junior Amateur the same year.
The 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur runs August 7-13, with 36-holes of stroke play qualifying taking place on Monday and Tuesday. Stoll will tee off at 7:40 AM on Monday off hole #10, while Secor begins at 12:00 PM off hole #1.