Stoll Medals at U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifying at Gold Mountain
Bremerton, Wash. - Gigi Stoll of Tigard, Ore. shot 3-under 69 to take medalist honors at U.S. Women's Amateur qualifying held Thursday, July 13 on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
Also advancing from this qualifier are Karen Miyamoto of Seattle and Julianne Alvarez of New Zealand, each shooting a 2-under 70, one shot back of Stoll.
These three players will now go on to compete in the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, to be held August 7-13 at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.
The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
Stoll, a rising junior at the University of Arizona, teed off in the first group this morning and posted her score early and waited for the rest of the field to try to match. Nobody did.
Stoll was a two-time PNGA Women's Player of the Year (2014, 2015) and also the 2013 PNGA Junior Girls' Player of the Year. She was the medalist in a 2012 U.S. Women's Open qualifier, and played in the 2012 U.S. Women's Open while still a freshman in high school. She has won the Oregon Women's Amateur three times (2014, 2015, 2017).
Alvarez and Miyamoto are teammates on the University of Washington women's golf team. Last month, Alvarez won the Washington State Women's Amateur, with Miyamoto finishing second. A native of Wellington, New Zealand, Alvarez twice won the New Zealand Amateur (2013, 2015).
The U.S. Women's Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Founded in 1922, the WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving over 68,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.
The WSGA also serves as a statewide representative of the USGA and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.
U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifier
Gold Mountain Golf Club - Olympic Course
6309 Yards, Par 72
*Gigi Stoll, Tigard, Ore., 34-35--69
*Karen Miyamoto, Seattle, Wash., 35-35--70
*Julianne Alvarez, Lower Hutt, NZ, 35-35--70
(Alt. 1) Sarah Rhee, Lynnwood, Wash., 35-36--71
(Alt. 2) Marianne Li, Bellevue, Wash., 36-36--72
Hannah Lee, Surrey, BC, 35-38--73
Ziyi Wang, Stanford, Calif., 35-38--73
Madalyn Ardueser, Eugene, Ore., 38-36--74
Olivia Benzin, Tacoma, Wash., 36-38--74
Alivia Brown, Gig Harbor, Wash., 36-38--74
Montgomery Ferreira, Tacoma, Wash., 36-39--75
Emily Baumgart, Walla Walla, Wash., 38-37--75
Julia Bordeaux, Tacoma, Wash., 40-37--77
Kendall Gray, Federal Way, Wash., 38-39--77
Jisoo Keel, Stanford, Calif., 37-42--79
Hannah Swanson, Forest Grove, Ore., 40-39--79
Bree Wanderscheid, Goldendale, Wash., 40-40--80
Sarah Lawrence, Duvall, Wash., 38-42--80
Brooke Hamilton, Eugene, Ore., 39-41--80
Alexa Clark, Richland, Wash., 41-39--80
McKenna Vanko, Portland, Ore., 42-39--81
Marika Liu, Beverly Hills, Calif., 43-38--81
Kennedy Knox, Normandy Park, Wash., 43-39--82
Kelly Hooper, Spokane, Wash., 45-38--83
Danika Palm, Richland, Wash., 40-43--83
Mackenzie Cohen, Centennial, Colo., 42-42--84
Jalayne Martinez, Pasco, Wash., 45-40--85
Elle Fox, Copperas Cove, Texas, 44-41--85
Maddie Nelson, Sammamish, Wash., 44-41--85
Lindsey Gullikson, Tacoma, Wash., 46-42--88
Claire Moon, Lacey, Wash., 42-49--91
Zoe Newell, Oro Valley, Ariz., 47-49--96
Kira Powell, Salmon, Idaho, 44-54--98
Rachel Drgastin, Bend, Ore., WD-WD--WD
Brittany Kwon, Bremerton, Wash., WD-WD--WD
Carson Pickett, Star, Idaho, WD-WD--WD
Cassie Kim, Yakima, Wash., WD-WD--WD
Jamie Huo, Kent, Wash., NS-NS--NS
Isabella Martinez, Henderson, Nev., WD-WD--WD