Two Sides Qualify for 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball
WOODBURN, ORE. – The sides of Brittany Kwon and Kenedee Peters (Bremerton/Tumwater, Wash.) and Euna Han and Susan Xiao (Coquitlam/Surrey, B.C., Canada) qualified Tuesday for the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship after qualifying was held at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore.
Eight sides competed Tuesday for two qualifying spots in the Championship proper, which will be held April 28-May 2, 2018 at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, Calif.
Three teams fired a 6-under par score of 66 during qualifying – the sides of Kwon/Peters and Han/Xiao, along with the team of Hannah Swanson and Krissy Peterson (Forest Grove/Canby, Ore.). The three sides went into a sudden-death playoff where two teams would advance to next year’s Championship.
The team of Kwon/Peters earned the first qualifying spot, after Peters hit her second shot on the par-4 first hole to just two feet, making the only birdie on the hole and advancing her team to the Championship proper. Kwon and Peters met earlier this summer in the finals of the 2017 PNGA Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship, which Kwon won – her second PNGA Junior Girls’ title.
The other two sides in the playoff played three more holes, when the team of Han/Xiao made birdie on the par-5 fourth hole. Both Swanson and Peterson had chances for birdie but were unable to extend the playoff. In August, Xiao won the Canadian Junior Girls Championship, while Han advanced to the round of 64 at this year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior.
Swanson is the 2016 Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship winner, while Peterson won the 2016 Oregon Women’s Amateur Championship. Their side is the first alternate for next year’s event. The team of Victoria Fallgren and Leslie Folsom (Spokane/Tukwila, Wash.) is second alternate.