Sectional Qualifying for 07 US Womens Open

By Associated PressJune 12, 2007, 4:00 pm
2007 U.S. WomenSectional qualifying results for 2007 U.S. Women's Open, June 11, 2007. Sixty-eight players were fully exempt into the championship at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., leaving 87 spaces open in the field for qualifiers. One spot is still being held open for the winner of next weeks LPGA Tour event, should that winner not already be fully exempt into the Womens Open, June 28-July 1.
(a) denotes amateur status.
Lake Merced Country Club
Daly City, Calif.

a-Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif. 147
a-Jennie Lee, Henderson, Nev. 149
a-Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. 149
a-Danielle Kang, Oak Park, Ill. 150
Dana Dormann, Pleasanton, Calif. 151
a-Ha-Na Jang, South Korea 151
a-Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif. 151
a-Sydnee Michaels, Temecula, Calif. 151
a-Jennifer Song, South Korea 151
a-Selanee Henderson, Apple Valley, Calif. 152
Erika Wicoff, Roseville, Calif. 152
a-Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif. 153 (alternate)
a-Tiffany Joh, San Diego 154 (alternate)
Country Club of Heathrow
Heathrow, Fla.

a-Vicky Hurst, Melbourne, Fla. 137
Maria Hjorth, Sweden 139
In Kyung Kim, South Korea 140
Karen-Margrethe Juul, Denmark 140
a-Shanshan Feng, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 140
a-Alexis Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla. 143
Johanna Head, England 145
Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla. 145
a-Lindy Duncan, Daytona Beach, Fla. 145 (alternate)
Charlotta Sorenstam, Sweden 146 (alternate)
a-Jacqui Concolino, Orlando, Fla. 147 (alternate)
a-Mi Jung Hur, South Korea 147 (alternate)
The Village Links of Glen Ellyn
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Onnarin Sattayabanphot, West Lafayette, Ind. 140
Audra Burks, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 140
Maria Kostina, Russia 144
Ashley Prange, Noblesville, Ind. 145
Kelly Cavanaugh, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. 145
Annie Young, Highland, Utah 145
Kelly Cap, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 145
Sophia Sheridan, Mexico 146
Allison Fouch, East Grand Rapids, Mich. 146
Melissa Martin, Altadena, Calif. 146
Yoora Kim, South Korea 146
Su A Kim, South Korea 146
Brandi Jackson, Greenville, S.C. 147
Tiffany Tavee, Tempe, Ariz. 147
Ashley Grier, Hagerstown, Md. 147
Nicole Melton, San Antonio 147
Jimin Jeong, South Korea 147
Carolina Llano, Colombia 148
a-Taryn Durham, Glasgow, Ky. 148
a-Leah Marie Wigger, Louisville, Ky. 148
Jana Peterkova, Lakeland, Fla. 148
a-Taylore Karle, Scottsdale, Ariz. 148 (alternate)
Emily Bastel, Upper Sandusky, Ohio 148 (alternate)
Kim Welch, Roseville, Calif. 148 (alternate)
Kristen Samp, Lawrence, Kan. 149 (alternate)
Woodmont Country Club/Old South Country Club
Rockville, Md.
(Note: Qualifier will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday to determine final spot and list of alternates)

Dina Ammaccapane, Phoenix 134
Anna Jane Eathorne, Canada 137
Kris Tamulis, Naples, Fla. 139
Wendy Doolan, Australia 139
Aree Song, South Korea 140
In-Bee Park, Las Vegas 140
Katherine Hull, Australia 140
Song Hee Kim, South Korea 140
a-Paola Moreno, Colombia 141
Alena Sharp, Canada 141
Dorothy Delasin, San Francisco 141
Giulia Sergas, Italy 141
Moira Dunn, Utica, N.Y. 141
Tina Barrett, Manhasset, N.Y. 141
a-Esther Choe, Scottsdale, Ariz. 142
Brandie Burton, San Bernandino, Calif. 142
Erica Blasberg, Las Vegas 142
Jimin Kang, Scottsdale, Ariz. 142
Katie Futcher, The Woodlands, Texas 142
Sarah Sargent, St. Charles, Ill. 142
Carin Koch, Sweden 143
Ji Young Oh, South Korea 143
Karin Sjodin, Sweden 143
Sun Young Yoo, South Korea 143
Teresa Hsiao-Ching Lu, Tawain 143
Young-A Yang, South Korea 143
Angela Jerman, Columbus, Ga. 144
Charlotte Mayorkas, Las Vegas 144
Chin-Huei Hung, Taiwan 144
Irene Cho, Fullerton, Calif. 144
Kelli Kuehne, Dallas 144
Leta Lindley, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 144
Liselotte Neumann, Sweden 144
Michele Redman, Plymouth, Minn. 144
Janice Moodie, Scotland 145
Marcy Hart, Winston-Salem, N.C. 145
Keith Hills Country Club
Buies Creek, N.C.

a-Maria Jose Uribe, Colombia 141
a-Marci Turner, Tompkinsville, Ky. 144
Eva Dahllof, Sweden 144
a-Meghan Bolger, Oxford, Miss. 145
a-Courtney Ellenbogen, Blacksburg, Va. 145
a-Cydney Clanton, Concord, N.C. 146 (alternate)
a-Lydia Gumm, Radcliff, Ky. 146 (alternate)
Cat Johnston-Forbes, Kitty Hawk, N.C. 146 (alternate)
a-Stacey Kim, Columbus, Ga. 147 (alternate)
Westwood Golf Club

a-Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, Texas 145
a-Taylor Leon, Dallas 145
Anna Acker-Macosko, Kerrville, Texas 146
a-Ashley Rollins, Austin, Texas 146
Cindy Currier, Austin, Texas 147 (alternate)
Claire Dury, New Zealand 148 (alternate)
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