July 17, 2019

Four Buckeyes Qualify for U.S. Women’s Amateur

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four members of the 2019-20 Ohio State women’s golf team have qualified to participate in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur next month in Mississippi. Sophomores Aneka Seumanutafa and Skylar Thompson, along with junior Alanis Sakuma and senior Alex Wright, have advanced while Adeena Shears will serve as an alternate.

The tournament will be held at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss., Aug. 5-11. Of the 156 competitors to participate in stroke play Aug. 5-6, 64 will advance to match play with the 36-hole championship match held Aug. 11.

Seumanutafa led the Buckeye qualifying contingent by winning her qualifier with a 5-under-par 67 July 3 at Ford’s Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, Va., before Thompson posted a 2-under 70 to tie for seventh July 8 at Brookefield Country Club in Roswell, Ga. Wright and Shears then both teed it up in their qualifier July 11 at Walnut Grove Country Club in Dayton, Ohio. Wright tied for sixth with a 1-under 71 while Shears earned an alternate spot in a tie for eighth at an even-par 72. Sakuma earned the final spot July 17 at Kapolei Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii. The junior shot an even-par 72 and won a three-way playoff to take the final qualifying spot.