June 30, 2014
Palo Alto resident Anna Zhou and three others are headed to this year’s U.S. Girls’ Amateur Championship.
Playing in a qualifier held Monday at Peach Tree Golf and Country Club, Zhou shot a 7-under 65 to earn medalist honors. Zhou punched her ticket with a brilliant front-nine 30 that included six birdies. On her back-nine, Zhou added another birdie.
Finishing second at 66 was Santa Rosa’s Yuka Saso, who also had a great day. Saso rang up seven birdies, but she also had a bogey on the par-3 14th.
Also advancing were Emilee Hoffman of Folsom and Alameda resident Melissa Yao, who both came in at 72.
Mabel Wong of Oakdale (73) is the first alternate. The second alternate is Courtney Gaioiran of Vallejo (73).