Six Australians in US Women's Open field
BY Bruce Young | LPGA Tour | 2008 US Womens Open | General | 12 Jun 2008
With so much of the world’s golfing attention on the US Open this week at Torrey Pines, the final qualifying for the US Women’s Open was easily overlooked.
For several Australian however, the qualifying offered one last chance to gain a start in the event at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina in Minnesota and three would do just that.
Katherine Hull, Wendy Doolan and Rachel Bailey have made it through and will join the already exempt fellow Australians, Karrie Webb, Rachel Hetherington and Lindsey Wright in the tournament which starts on June 26th.
27-year-old Bailey, who played collegiate golf in New Mexico before turning professional, is the only non LPGA Tour player amongst the group of Australians. From Faulconbridge in New South Wales, Bailey plays on the Duramed Futures Tour where she has struggled for much of the 2008 season so the opportunity to play in such a significant event is a huge boost for her.
Also making the field via final qualifying is the vey much inform Korean Amy Yang, who was based on the Gold Coast of Australia for the past three years prior to moving to Florida earlier this season. Yang currently leads the Ladies European Tour money list and recently won the German Open. Yang shared medallist honours at her venue in Florida.