Aug. 3, 2006
USF junior Casey Gee of Sacramento, California recently made it through sectional qualifying and has earned a spot in this year's U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. Gee qualified via the San Jose sectional at Almaden Country Club. She fired a solid round of 73 which tied for fourth place out of the 74 player field.
This year's championship will be held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon August 7 - 13. The Women's Amateur is conducted with 36 holes of stroke play qualifying, the low 64 scorers advance to match play, and the champion is determined by a 36 hole match play final.
This won't be Gee's first appearance in a USGA championship. She previously competed in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur. Gee feels confident about her game as she has been working hard over the summer.
"I don't want to make any predictions, but I do know I am playing a more consistent brand of golf this summer. My USGA championship experience reminds me that I will need to hit fairways if I want my stay in the Portland area to last the entire week. Although the U.S Women's Am will be a great experience, I am really lookingforward to our fall season at USF as our team should be especially potent with the additions of Christina and Natasha."
Keep track of Casey Gee's progress at the 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur at USGA.org beginning August 7th.