Six Women Advance to 36th U.S. Women’s. Mid-Amateur Championship
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Qualifying for the 36th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship concluded on Tuesday at Spring Brook Country Club. Amy Ding, of New York, N.Y. carded a 4-over par 74 to earn medalist honors. Five more competitors in Pendleton Bogache (New York, N.Y.), Maya Walton (New York, N.Y.), Ellen Oswald (Stamford, Conn.), Alyssa Roland (Short Hills, N.J.) and Erica Herr (New Hope, Pa.) advanced to the championship, which will take place from September 9-14 at Stonewall Links (North) in Elverson, Pa.
Ding, 26, will make her second appearance in a USGA event, after playing in the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship but her first appearance in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
“I’ll probably have the same mentality as last time I went into the Women’s Amateur. That was the summer before I was leaving for college, so I said, let's just have fun, see what happens out there.
A former Columbia University golfer, Ding is now working full-time in Digital Marketing.
“I feel really grateful now that I’m working and golf sometimes has to take a backseat. I'm just thankful for every opportunity I have to be on the golf course.”
After qualifying last year for the major championship, Bogache is more prepared for what’s to come at Stonewall in just a few weeks. She finished one stroke behind the medalist, carding a 5-over par 75.
“It was an unbelievable experience,” Bogache reflected from her time at Fiddlesticks Country Club in the 2022 Championship. “It was my first USGA event so I think this year will be better just knowing what to expect and knowing that I'm fully capable of getting to match play and being successful.”
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