Pictured: Medalist, Maude LeBlanc

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Four players advanced to the U.S. Women’s Open presented by ProMedica after a 36-hole qualifier conducted by the New Jersey State Golf Association on May 10 at Morris County Golf Club. Maude LeBlanc, Lauren Kim, Frida Kinhult and Grace Kim will head to Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club to compete in the 77th edition of the championship.

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Recording back-to-back rounds of even-par 72, LeBlanc earned medalist honors and will compete in her first U.S. Women’s Open since 2016. Leblanc notched seven birdies and one eagle over 36 holes of action en route to her medalist finish 

"It feels great," expressed LeBlanc. "I love U.S. Opens, I love how long they play, and how tough the courses play, so I'm very excited for that week."

Lauren Kim, of California and Frida Kinhult, of Florida put together a 36-hole score of 145 on the 6,218 course. 

"It was a grind," explained Kim. "I made a lot of good saves from crazy places. It's a testament to being a grind. U.S. Open qualifiers are always a grind, it's 36 holes and you have to not get too emotional early on, save your energy, but I think I did a good job of that."

 

Grace Kim rounded out the qualifiers as she earned the final spot in a playoff with Pornanong Phlatum. 

Pornanong and Jeongeun Lee earned the two alternate spots after carding a 2-over par and 3-over par, respectively.

Megha Ganne of Holmdel finished as the low amateur on Tuesday afternoon, turning in a pair of 6-over par 75s.

The Championship, which was won by Yuka Saso in 2021 will be contested from June 2-5 in Southern Pines, North Carolina. 


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