Wigger and Shonk Qualify for U.S. Amateur
July 12, 2006
Charlottesville, VA – Virginia golfers Sally Shonk and Leah Wigger have qualified for the field at this year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The 156-player tournament will take place Aug. 7-13 on the Witch Hollow Course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore. It marks the sixth time in the last 10 years Pumpkin Ridge has hosted a USGA Championship.
Shonk qualified by placing fourth at the qualifier held at Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. Wigger was second at the tournament held at Mount Vernon Country Club in Alexandria, Va.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur is the third oldest of the USGA championships. The event is open to any female amateur who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. The Women’s Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
The tournament includes stroke play followed by match play to determine the individual medalist.