Jun 6, 2011 2:51 AM by Lee Douglas

Women's Open sectional qualifier proves to be a tough test

The conditions on the Broadmoor East course in Colorado Springs certainly proved tough Sunday for 61 golfers trying to qualify for next month's U.S. Women's Open which will be played on the same course.

After 36 holes of stroke play in the Sectional Qualifier, amateur Anya Sarai Alvarez from Tulsa, Garrett Phillips from Georgia, and Mallory Blackwelder from Kentucky took the three available qualifying spots. Alvarez and Phillips had two round totals of 9 over par while Blackwelder was 14 over.

Rachel Rohana an amateur from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, and Joy Trotter from Chino Hills, California are the two alternates.

The top Colorado Springs finisher was Broadmoor golf pro Catherine Matthews who tied for 31st at 29 over. The best Colorado performance came from 15-year-old Calli Ringsby from Denver and Cherry Creek high school. Ringsby came in 8th at 18 over par.

The U.S. Women's Open is July 4-10 at the Broadmoor.





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