August 3, 2020

Seumanutafa, Bourdage Open Play at 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior Aneka Seumanutafa and incoming freshman Jillian Bourdage, members of the Ohio State women’s golf team, will tee it up this week at the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md. Stroke play rounds will take place Monday and Tuesday before the match play round of 64 begins Wednesday.

Seumanutafa, a 2020 Second Team All-Big Ten selection, competed in all seven tournaments in the 2019-20 season. The Emmitsburg, Md., native counted 19 of her 21 rounds toward the team tally, with a team-high three rounder in the 60’s and 10 under par. Seumanutafa led the Buckeyes for the second year in a row with a 72.3 scoring average, earning a pair of Top 5 finishes, three in the Top 10 and five in the Top 25. She tied for fourth at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational in October and placed fourth in the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in March, the Buckeyes’ final tournament of the season before the COVID-19 shutdown. Seumanutafa reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur before suffering a 4&2 defeat to Albane Valenzuela at Old Waverly Golf Club in Mississippi.

Bourdage, from Tamarac, Fla., is the 2019 Florida State Golf Association Girls Junior champion and Player of the Year. A three-time Miami Herald Girls High School Golf Player of the Year, Bourdage has recorded two Open Championship AJGA victories. Bourdage was runner-up at the 2019 USGA Girls Junior Championship and runner-up at the 2019 USGA Women’s Amateur Four-Ball.