In-Kyung Kim Leads First Round Of U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifying

Roswell, Ga. – In-Kyung Kim, 17, the reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior champion, jumped into a one-stroke lead in the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur being played at the 6,341-yard, par-72 Settindown Creek course of Ansley Golf Club.

Kim leads Amanda  Blumenherst, 18, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and a couple of 20-year-olds, Ashley Knoll of The Woodlands, Texas, and Lorraine Ballerano of Myrtle Beach, S.C., by one stroke.

“My goal was to shoot 68 or 69,” said Kim.  “I played solidly and made just two mistakes.”

On the 13th hole, Kim double-hit a chip and was given a one-stroke penalty for a bogey.  Her only other falter was a bogey on the fifth hole.  She made six birdies on putts ranging from three to 25 feet.

“I’m just warming up,” Kim said.  “This is a tough course.”

Blumenherst was medalist in the 2005 Women’s Western Amateur but lost in the second round of match play.

“The most I’ve advanced in match play was to get to the final of the Western Girls’ Junior last year and I lost, 1 up,” said Blumenherst.

Defending champion Jane Park, 18, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., made five birdies against four bogeys to shoot a 1-under-par 71.

“I feel a little rusty because I haven’t been playing tournament golf,” said Park.  “I think the first two days are about getting to know the course, getting into rhythm for match play.”

Carol Semple Thompson, 56, playing in a record 100th USGA championship, was disappointed in an opening round 82   After going four over par on her first two holes, Thompson said, “I kind of frittered it away.”

After Tuesday’s second round of stroke play, the field of 156 will be cut to the low 64 scorers, who will advance to match play.  The 36-hole final will be played on Sunday.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted by the USGA.  Ten are strictly for amateurs.

Story written by Rhonda Glenn of the USGA. E-mail her with questions or comments at rglenn@usga.org.

Roswell, Ga. – Scores from the first round of stroke-play qualifying in the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the 6,341-yard, par-72 Settindown Creek Course of Ansley Golf Club.

    In-Kyung Kim, Korea, 34-34--68

    Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz., 35-34--69

    Ashley Knoll, The Woodlands, Texas, 37-32--69

    Lorraine Ballerano, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 34-35--69

    Amy Schmucker, Cold Spring, Minn., 35-35--70

    Angela Park, Torrance, Calif., 34-36--70

    Annie Thurman-Young, Highland, Utah, 36-34--70

    Jennie Lee, Huntington Beach, Calif., 34-36--70

    Sophia Sheridan, Mexico, 35-35--70

    Carolyn Creekmore, Dallas, Texas, 37-34--71

    Jane Park, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 35-36--71

    Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va., 36-35--71

    Lauren Mielbrecht, Gulf Stream, Fla., 35-36--71

    Taylore Karle, Scottsdale, Ariz., 36-35--71

    Virginia Grimes, Montgomery, Ala., 36-35--71

    Ayaka Kaneko, Honolulu, Hawaii, 37-35--72

    Claire Dury, New Zealand, 36-36--72

    Esther Choe, Scottsdale, Ariz., 36-36--72

    Jennifer Ackerson, Allen, Texas, 34-38--72

    Kim Welch, Sacramento, Calif., 34-38--72

    Kimberly Donovan, Hopkinton, Mass., 36-36--72

    Kristin Wetzel, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 37-35--72

    Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif., 36-36--72

    Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla., 36-36--72

    Paige Mackenzie, Yakima, Wash., 36-36--72

    Tania Elosegui, Spain, 35-37--72

    Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas, 34-38--72

    Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif., 35-37--72

    Amber Prange, Noblesville, Ind., 36-37--73

    Christi Athas, Eldora, Iowa, 38-35--73

    Dana Je, Columbus, Ohio, 35-38--73

    In-Bee Park, Las Vegas, Nev., 38-35--73

    Jenna Pearson, Wheaton, Ill., 34-39--73

    Margaret Shirley, Roswell, Ga., 36-37--73

    Candace Schepperle, Birmingham, Ala., 36-38--74

    Erin Andrews, Las Vegas, Nev., 36-38--74

    Grace Woo, Burbank, Calif., 37-37--74

    Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif., 36-38--74

    Laura Matthews, Canada, 38-36--74

    Mallorie Underwood, Montgomery, Texas, 34-40--74

    Maru Martinez, Venezuela, 36-38--74

    Remi Jin Camping, Hollywood, Fla., 37-37--74

    Ryann O'Toole, San Clemente, Calif., 41-33--74

    Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif., 36-38--74

    Vicky Hurst, Melbourne, Fla., 39-35--74

    Alejandra Martin Del Campo, Mexico, 35-40--75

    Eileen Vargas, Colombia, 39-36--75

    Eun Jung Lee, Murrieta, Calif., 38-37--75

    Jackie Beers, Bonaire, Ga., 34-41--75

    Julia Huh, Pasadena, Md., 36-39--75

    Kaitlin Drolson, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 35-40--75

    Kasi Lee, Paramus, N.J., 36-39--75

    Katie Conway, Wading River, N.Y., 36-39--75

    Kimberly Meck, Austin, Texas, 38-37--75

    Kristie Newton, Australia, 38-37--75

    Kristina Rothengatter, Germany, 37-38--75

    Maria Uribe, Colombia, 38-37--75

    Paige Haverty, Greenville, N.C., 36-39--75

    Renee Skidmore, Everett, Wash., 37-38--75

    Tessa Teachman, Webster, N.Y., 41-34--75

    Abigale Schepperle, Hoover, Ala., 38-38--76

    Ali Kicklighter, Deland, Fla., 39-37--76

    Alison Whitaker, Australia, 38-38--76

    Amanda McCurdy, El Dorado, Ark., 36-40--76

    Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif., 40-36--76

    Carly Truitt, Marysville, Ohio, 37-39--76

    Jaclyn Burch, Satellite Beach, Fla., 37-39--76

    Jane Rah, Torrance, Calif., 37-39--76

    Jennifer Osborn, Huntington Beach, Calif., 38-38--76

    Jessica Yadloczky, Casselberry, Fla., 36-40--76

    Kathleen Ekey, Wadsworth, Ohio, 35-41--76

    Mandy Goins, Frankfort, Ky., 35-41--76

    Megan McChrystal, Stuart, Fla., 38-38--76

    Michelle Jarman, Wilmington, N.C., 37-39--76

    Molly Birmingham, Cornelius, N.C., 39-37--76

    Nannette Hill, Pelham Manor, N.Y., 37-39--76

    Whitney Wade, Glasgow, Ky., 38-38--76

    Yu-Jin Bang, Orlando, Fla., 38-38--76

    Anastasia Kostina, Russia, 38-39--77

    Anna Grzebien, Narragansett, R.I., 35-42--77

    Courtney Ellenbogen, Blacksburg, Va., 39-38--77

    Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif., 39-38--77

    Kyu Ri Ban, Duluth, Ga., 35-42--77

    Lauren Doughtie, Suffolk, Va., 39-38--77

    Lizette Salas, Azusa, Calif., 39-38--77

    Marlowe Boukis, Lutherville, Md., 41-36--77

    Nicole Melton, San Antonio, Texas, 35-42--77

    Ellen Port, St Louis, Mo., 39-39--78

    Noriko Nakazaki, Hanover Park, Ill., 38-40--78

    Sooji Cho, Los Angeles, Calif., 38-40--78

    Whitney Simons, Aiken, S.C., 40-38--78

    Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei, 39-39--78

    Ashley Hovda, Springfield, Ohio, 40-39--79

    Chelsea Schriewer, St Charles, Mo., 39-40--79

    Corey Weworski, Carlsbad, Calif., 40-39--79

    Jill Hardy, Canada, 35-44--79

    Juli Wightman, Chicopee, Mass., 38-41--79

    Lauren Johnson, The Woodlands, Texas, 38-41--79

    Tiffany Chudy, Miramar, Fla., 40-39--79

    Veronique Drouin, Canada, 40-39--79

    Amy Eneroth, Spokane, Wash., 41-39--80

    Angela Won, Irvine, Calif., 40-40--80

    Christie Appleton, Chesapeake, Va., 36-44--80

    Elizabeth Dotson, White Bluff, Tenn., 39-41--80

    Elizabeth Janangelo, West Hartford, Conn., 38-42--80

    Jennifer Hong, Windermere, Fla., 38-42--80

    Kelly Jacques, Longmont, Colo., 39-41--80

    Liliana Alvarez, Mexico, 41-39--80

    Mari Chun, Pearl City, Hawaii, 43-37--80

    Mary Ann Lapointe, Canada, 39-41--80

    Megan Grehan, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 37-43--80

    Michelle Grilli, Lutherville, Md., 41-39--80

    Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla., 40-40--80

    Alina Lee, Evans, Ga., 39-42--81

    Amanda Costner, Claremore, Okla., 40-41--81

    Danielle Cvitanov, Sacramento, Calif., 39-42--81

    Giselle Claux, Peru, 39-42--81

    Jordan Craig, Connellsville, Pa., 40-41--81

    Kathy Hartwiger, Birmingham, Ala., 38-43--81

    Kelli Strubinger, St. Charles, Mo., 42-39--81

    Kimberly McCready, Placerville, Calif., 39-42--81

    Maggie Loney, River Falls, Wis., 40-41--81

    Sara Brown, Tucson, Ariz., 41-40--81

    Candice Palmer, La Quinta, Calif., 43-39--82

    Carol Semple Thompson, Sewickley, Pa., 38-44--82

    Dori Carter, Valdosta, Ga., 37-45--82

    Emily Hoeper, Kansas City, Mo., 39-43--82

    Laura Coble, Augusta, Ga., 43-39--82

    Sarah Sturm, Spartanburg, S.C., 41-41--82

    Angie Hill, Canton, Ohio, 43-40--83

    Brianna Broderick, Richmond, Mo., 38-45--83

    Emma Jandel, Dayton, Ohio, 40-43--83

    Heather Burgner, Lakeland, Fla., 42-41--83

    Irene Cho, Orange County, Calif., 43-40--83

    Kim Shin, Mountlake Terrace, Wash., 41-42--83

    Kristina Wong, Vestal, N.Y., 39-44--83

    Stefanie Page, The Woodlands, Texas, 43-40--83

    Stevy Loy, Valencia, Calif., 38-45--83

    Laura Terebey, St Michaels, Md., 46-38--84

    Lynette Duran, Lakewood, Colo., 38-46--84

    Shannon Boyle, Cary, N.C., 44-40--84

    Kelly Schaub, Denver, Colo., 44-41--85

    Lauren Archer, Boise, Idaho, 42-43--85

    Kelly Macwhinnie, Pittsburgh, Pa., 43-43--86

    Audry Longo, Middletown, Conn., 43-45--88

    Katie Trotter, Upper St Clair, Pa., 43-45--88

    Seiko Onoue, Long Beach, Calif., 45-43--88

    Wendy Joyner, Montgomery, Texas, 39-49--88

    Elizabeth Haines, Philadelphia, Pa., 41-48--89

    Emily Culbertson, Crestview Hills, Ky., 44-45--89

    Haley Gildea, East Greenwich, R.I., 46-43--89

    Ashley Rollins, Austin, Texas, 41-50--91

    Brittany Altomare, Worcester, Mass., 45-47--92

    Tina Miller, Miami, Fla., 39-53--92

    Nara Shin, Chula Vista, Calif., 45-48--93

    Kailin Downs, Bend, Ore., 45-52--97

 

 

U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

TICKETS – Admission and parking for all seven days of the championship are free of charge.

WHO CAN PLAY? – The U.S. Women’s Amateur is open to female amateurs who have USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 5.4. Entries closed June 15.

DEFENDING CHAMPION – Jane Park, 18, or Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., will defend the title she won in 2004.

THE FIELD – The 2005 field will include seven Georgia players. They are Laura Coble of Augusta, Jackie Beers of Bonaire, Alina Lee of Evans, Kyu Ri Ban of Duluth, Dori Carter of Valdosta, Diana Ramage of Fayetteville and Margaret Shirley of Roswell.

TELEVISION COVERAGE – Match-play rounds will be telecast on The Golf Channel Aug. 3-7 from 4-6 p.m., EDT.

OTHER PROMINENT PAST CHAMPIONS – Patty Berg, 1938; Betty Jameson, 1939, 1940; Babe Didrickson Zaharias, 1946; Louise Suggs, 1947; Beth Daniel, 1975, 1977; Juli Simpson (Inkster), 1980, 1981, 1982; Pat Hurst, 1990; Kelli Kuehne, 1995, 1996; Grace Park, 1998; Dorothy Delasin, 1999.

CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE CONDITIONS – The following mowing heights will be used for the championship: fairways 1/2"; tees 7/16"; collars 1/4". Putting greens will be prepared so that they are firm and fast; to measure approximately 11 feet on the USGA Stimpmeter. Intermediate rough: 1", width approximately 72" along fairways, width approximately 30" wide around putting greens. Primary rough: 2 1/4".

FUTURE WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP SITES – The 2006 U. S. Women’s Amateur will be conducted at Pumpkin Ridge G.C., North Plains, Ore., Aug. 7 – 13.

MEDIA CONTACT – The Media Center for the U.S. Women’s Amateur will be located in the main clubhouse at Ansley Golf Club. Rhonda Glenn and Beth Murrison will be the USGA staff members on site. The Media Center phone numbers are (678)639-7488 and (678)639-7494.

 

U.S. Women's Amateur and United States Golf Association are registered service marks of the United States Golf Association (USGA) Copyright © 2005. United States Golf Association. All Rights Reserved. Use of this Web site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Visit The USGA