July 9, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- Several UW women golfers are finding success on the summer tournament circuit. Incoming freshman Rebecca Klongland (Stoughton, Wis.) tied for first with a 3-under par 69 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier held July 7 at the Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood, Illinois.
Klongland is among the top seven to advance to the U.S. National Women’s Amateur to be held August 4-10 at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y. The first alternate in the 90-person field is UW sophomore Brooke Ferrell who shot a 1-over par 73. Earlier this summer, Ferrell placed second with a 5-under par 68-69--137 in the 36-hole Wisconsin Women's State Golf Open held June 17-18 in Madison.
Another incoming freshman, Gabby Curtis of Eau Claire, Wis., won the PGA Junior Championships for ages 13-18 held June 24-25 at Brown Deer Park Golf Club in Milwaukee, Wis. Curtis shot a 2-over par 72-74—146 to win by five strokes. Rebecca Klongland finished 10th in that tournament with 77-81—158.
Out west, Canby, Oregon, native Aaren Ziegler shot an even par 71-73—144 to win the Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship July 9 at Lewiston Golf and Country Club in Lewiston, Idaho. The win qualifies Ziegler to enter the round of 32 match play portion of 113th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur taking place July 9-11 also at Lewiston.