July 11, 2022

Notebook: McGinty, Seumanutafa, Bourdage Excel

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Caley McGinty, who transferred to Ohio State earlier this summer, has been granted an exemption into the AIG Women’s Open in Muirfield (Scotland), Aug. 4-7.

McGinty will be the first Buckeye to compete as an amateur in the Women’s Open. She was granted an exemption based on being the highest ranked Great Britain & Ireland player (11th) as of June 29 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

Lisa Strom, Ohio State’s second-year head coach, will caddy for McGinty at the event.

Fans can follow along at AIGWomensOpen.com.

McGinty recently helped Team England win the 2022 European Ladies’ Team Championships with a 4-5-2.5 win over Team Italy July 9 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. England defeated Wales (6.5-0.5) and Sweden (4.5-2.5) on its way to the championship.

Seumanutafa Punches Ticket to U.S. Amateur

Ohio State’s Aneka Seumanutafa qualified for the 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur in dramatic fashion July 7 at the Walnut Grove Country Club in Dayton, Ohio.

Tied with three others at 1-under 71 after 18 holes, the four needed five playoff holes do determine the final two qualifying spots. Seumanutafa drained a 40-foot putt on the fifth hole of the playoff to grab one of the five spots available.

She will now play in the 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur Aug. 8-14 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington.

Bourdage Takes Silver at FSGA Women’s Amateur

Jillian Bourdage finished two shots back of the winner in the 2022 Florida State Golf Association Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship Sunday in the 54-hole event.

Bourdage shot 2-under 211 at the Coral Creek Club in Placida, Florida, following rounds of 70-72-68 to take silver.

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