Seshia Telles Qualifies For U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
July 16, 2012
WOODBURN, Ore. - Oregon State rising junior Seshia Telles defeated two golfers, including former Beaver Lauren Archer, in a playoff at a sectional qualifier on Monday to earn a berth into this year's U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
The 112th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship will be held Aug. 6-12 at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio and televised on the Golf Channel. A total of 156 players will compete over two rounds of stroke play and the top 64 will advance to match play on Aug. 8. The tournament was established in 1895 and is the leading event in the United States for female amateur golfers.
The top five golfers at the U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifier at Woodburn earned automatic berths into the field. Telles, Archer and A Ram Choi all finished with a 2-over 74 and in a tie for fifth place at the OGA Golf Course and went to a playoff for the fifth and final spot. Telles won on the fourth playoff hole and Archer will be the first alternate after finishing second.
Cali Hipp (1-under 71), Amy Beth Simanton (even-par 72), Kendall Prince (even-par 72) and Caitlin McCleary (1-over 73) finished in the top four spots, respectively, to qualify.
Three other current Oregon State women's golfers competed at the qualifier on Monday as Anica Yoo finished in a tie for 13th with a 5-over 77, Lauren Fischer shot a 7-over 79 for a tie for 19th and Lauren Sewell was tied for 36th after a 13-over 85.
Through two seasons, Telles has become Oregon State's leader in career scoring average at 76.15. She posted a freshman school record 75.81 in 2010-11, which is the second-lowest in school history, and a 76.46 in her sophomore campaign. The Tualatin, Ore. native has three top-10 finishes and three rounds under par, including a career-best 3-under 68 at last year's Stanford Intercollegiate.
Archer competed for the Beavers from 2007-10 and recorded the fourth-best single-season scoring average during the 2008-09 season when she had a 76.03 in 30 rounds. She was also a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
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