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Results from the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier

Joan Gossett Oates fired a 72 to take medalist honors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Final results from U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying hosted by Montgomery Country Club in Montgomery, Ala. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (5794 yards, par 35-35—70, Course/Slope Rating: 73.4/131).

Play was postponed to Tuesday August 21st due to heavy rain and thunderstorms on the scheduled date, Monday August 20th. There were three championship spots and two alternate spots available at this site.

Joan Gossett Oates of Germantown, Tenn. carded a two-over par 72 to take medalist honors at Montgomery Country Club. The other two qualifying spots were filled by Eleanor Tucker of Savannah Ga. with a five-over par 75, and Lea Venable of Greenville S.C. with a six-over par 76. All three players will play in the 32nd U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis, Mo. from September 22-27.

Laura Beth Yates of Lake View, Ala. posted an eight-over par 78 to take the first alternate spot. Cammie Gray-Bentley of Northport Ala. and Nancy Schlich of Auburn, Ala. tied for fifth place at 10-over par forcing a playoff for the second alternate spot. Gray-Bentley won on the second playoff hole and will be a second alternate for the championship.

Hole-by-hole scoring can be viewed here:

This qualifier was conducted by the Alabama Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association.


Name                          Place                           Score

Joan Gossett Oates     Germantown, Tenn.    36-36 – 72

Eleanor Tucker            Savannah Ga.             42-33 – 75

Lea Venable                Greenville, S.C.           37-39 – 76

                                    Failed to Qualify

Laura Beth Yates         Lake View, Ala.            41-37 – 78 (First Alternate)

Cammie Gray-Bentley Northport, Ala.             42-38 – 80 (Second Alternate)

Nancy Schlich             Auburn, Ala.                 41-39 – 80

Stacy Quilling              Birmingham, Ala.         42-39 – 81

Eden Anderson           Oakland, Calif.             42-40 – 82

Jin Son Antoskow        Phenix City, Ala.          40-44 – 84


About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)

The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 130 member clubs represented by nearly 18,500 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.

AGA is the USGA's liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 13 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men's Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women's Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.

Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.

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