July 10, 2006
University of Iowa junior golfer Jill Marcum is one of six regional golfers to qualify for the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship next month.
Marcum tied Chelsea Schriewer (University of Missouri sophomore) for medalist honors, carding a three-over par 73 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Regional Qualifier. The tournament was held July 7th at the par-70 (6,350 yards) Indian Hills Country Club in Kansas City, MO. The top six players from the qualifier advance to the national tournament.
The 106th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship will be contested August 7-13 on the Witch Hollow Course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club near Portland, OR, one of America’s top-rated private golf courses. The course will be hosting its sixth USGA championship in the past 10 years.
The tournament format is a field of 156 amateurs who play 36-hole stroke qualifying. The field is then cut to 64 for match play.
Marcum, who earned the team’s 2006 Most Valuable Team Member Award, ranked second on the Hawkeyes in scoring average (77.8) for the entire season. Her 77.2 spring scoring average ranks 12th in Iowa history. The native of Clarinda, IA, posted a career-best 54-hole score of 229 at the 2005 Lady Northern Invitational.
For more information on the championships visit, 2006uswamateur.com.