Katrin Wolfe Medals, Six Qualify for U.S. Women’s Mid-Am
UNION, N.J. - On Thursday afternoon at Suburban Golf Club, six players punched their ticket to the 34th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, scheduled for September 25-30 at Berkeley Hall Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. Katrin Wolfe fired a 4-over par 75 to earn medalist honors.
“I stayed steady. I made some mistakes off the tee, but I made sure I put it in play to make a bogey which is never a bad thing in a qualifier,” Wolfe, who lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, said. “I’ve been lucky enough to qualify before, but I haven’t been there in several years, so it’s exciting to go back and hopefully get some more hardware.”
The six players that battled the mid-90s temperatures in northern New Jersey to shoot 8-over or better and qualify for the championship were Katrin Wolfe, Brooke Cooper, Tara Joy-Connelly, Charlotte Daughan, Ellen Oswald, and New Jersey’s own Noelle Maertz.
“My short game was working for me today, which is the one thing I’ve been struggling with the most this year,” Maertz said. “I made a lot of up-and-downs and made a lot of putts. It was good enough to get in.”
This will be Maertz’s sixth ever appearance in a USGA championship. Two years ago, she reached the match play portion of the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
“I’m looking forward to hopefully making it to match play, which I did back in 2019,” Maertz said. “I have experience with that. It was pretty cool having a huge gallery, so I’m really looking forward to playing in front of people like that again.”
The top-six players earned their spots in the championship, while the next two, Eliza Breed and Meredith Chiampa, earned first and second alternate positions, respectively. The event was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.