Two Auburn golfers and one future Alabama golfer have qualified for next month’s U.S. Women’s Amateur at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss.
Pike Road’s Brooke Sansom recently finished her freshman season at Auburn and her good play as a college rookie continued into the summer. Sansom made the SEC All-Freshman Team and this past Monday shot a 6-under 66 to earn medalist honors in a U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier at Roswell, Ga. Playing at Brookfield Country Club, Sansom posted six birdies and no bogeys.
Sansom won one tournament her freshman season and was part of Auburn’s final four team. The Tigers lost to eventual national runner-up Wake Forest in the semifinals of the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at Fayetteville, Ark.
Duke beat Wake Forest in the final for the championship.
Eight spots were available at Roswell, and future Crimson Tide golfer Michaela Morard of Huntsville grabbed one of the final two. She tied Skylar Thompson of Buford, Ga., for seventh place at 2-under 70.
On the same day, Sansom’s teammate at Auburn, Chandler Rosholt, finished fourth at the qualifier in Scottsdale, Ariz., after shooting a round of even-par 72 to also qualify for the tournament. Like Sansom, Rosholt is a rising sophomore.
The tournament will be played Aug. 5-11.
Earlier this summer, Morard earned medalist honors with a bogey-free 5-under par 67 at Goose Pond in Scottsboro to qualify for a spot in the 71st U.S. Girls Junior Championship.
The U.S. Girls Junior will be played at Sentry World Golf Course in Stevens Point, Wis., on July 22-27.