Seshia Telles Makes Cut at U.S. Amateur

Photo By: Scobel Wiggins/Oregon State Athletics   08-05-2014

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GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Seshia Telles fired a 1-under 69 to make the cut in Tuesday’s second round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Telles was one of 11 in the 153 player field in red figures on Tuesday.

Telles, who posted a 7-over 77 on Monday, opened the second round with a double bogey on the first hole before settling in to record four birdies and a bogey in the final 17 holes at the par-70, 6,273-yard Nassau Country Club.

Telles reeled off scores of par or better for 10 straight holes including birdies on the par-4, 385-yard 6th hole and the par-3, 138-yard 10th. After her lone bogey on the par-4 12th hole, Telles recorded birdies on the par-4, 379-yard 14th and closed the round by getting in to the red for the first time on the par-4, 377-yard 18th.

She will tee off at 12:10 p.m. ET Wednesday and will be paired with Casey Danielson from Osceola, Wis. in the first round of match play.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship marked the beginning of women’s competitive golf in this country. Along with the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open, the Women’s Amateur was one of the USGA’s first three championships conducted in 1895.

Telles qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur when she fired a 2-over 74 at the Pumpkin Ridge Witch Hollow Golf Course in July to earn one of five automatic bids. It is the second time in three years Telles has qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Telles, who finished her career at Oregon State last spring, ranks first in OSU history in scoring average (75.59), tied for fifth in top-10 finishes (7) and second in rounds played (133). She shot a three-round score of 2-under 214 as a junior at the Oregon State Invitational, the second lowest in school history.