June 13, 2018
Who’s Already In At the U.S. Girls’ Junior
Sectional qualifying for the upcoming U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship is underway. Some of the players headed to Poppy Hills Golf Course, however, don’t have to qualify.
Among those who are already exempt is Redwood Shores resident Lucy Li. Li, who last weekend helped the U.S. team to a record win at the Curtis Cup, is exempt under a number of categories including; Making the cut at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open and being among the Top 75 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings (No.9).
Others who are exempt for the championship, to be held July 16-21, are 2015-2016 winner Eun-Jeong Seong and 2017 champion Erica Shepherd of Indiana. Also exempt is Jennifer Chang, who was the runner-up at last year’s championship.
There’s also the semi-finalists from 2016 (Seong and Yujeong Son) and 2017 (Jennifer Chang, Elizabeth Moon, Taylor Roberts, Erica Shepherd).
For a complete list of all the exemptions (and categories), please visit the USGA site