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Furman duo to compete at U.S. Women's Amateur
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 08/04/2019
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Furman's Anna Morgan and Caroline Wrigley
Courtesy: Furman Athletics
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GREENVILLE, S.C. –  Furman incoming freshmen Anna Morgan and Caroline Wrigley will compete this week at the 119th United States Women’s Amateur Championship, which will be held August 5-11, at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss.

Morgan, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., will tee off of No. 1 at 8:25 a.m. on Monday, while Wrigley, who hails from Wexford, Pa., will go off of No. 10 at 1:05 p.m. in the tournament’s first round.  On Tuesday, Wrigley will begin on No. 1 at 8:05 a.m., and Morgan will tee off of No. 10 at 1:25 p.m.

 

The field of 156 competitors will open the tournament with 36 holes of match play August 5-6.  The top 64 players following the second day of stroke play will advance to match play.  The match play rounds, held Wednesday through Sunday, will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

Furman golfers have a long history of success at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.  Former Paladin and LPGA Hall-of-Famer Beth Daniel claimed the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1975 and 1977, while former Furman standout Brandi Jackson claimed a runner-up finish at the tournament in 2002.  

In the last decade, many Paladins have competed in the U.S. Amateur.  Former LPGA Futures Tour star Stefanie Kenoyer qualified for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur along with former Paladin Liz Wendt, who also competed in the tournament in 2012.  Furman alum Alexa Rancourt qualified for the championship in 2011, and former Paladin Taylor Totland competed from 2014 through 2016.  Alum Jacqueline Bendrick and senior Marra Burton joined Totland in the field in 2016, and senior Natalie Srinivasan competed in the event in 2017.

 

Live scoring of the tournament will be available on USGA.org.  Follow @FurmanWGolf on Twitter for updates on Morgan’s and Wrigley’s progress at the U.S. Amateur.

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