Misenhelter Qualifies for U.S. Women's Amateur

Gianna Misenhelter

July 21, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State women’s golfer Gianna Misenhelter became the first Wildcat since 2007 to earn a spot in the U.S. Women’s Amateur as she tied for second at the St. Louis, Mo., qualifier on Wednesday.

The Overland Park, Kan., product shot a 72 at Stonewolf Golf Club to tie with Ashley Armstrong of Flossmoore, Ill., and Michigan State golfer Allyssa Ferrell. The trio finished three shots behind Oral Roberts' Crystal Reeves, who carded a 69.

Following a three-year absence, Misenhelter is the first Wildcat since Michelle Regan in 2007 to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Regan qualified in both 2006 and 2007.

Qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship is a continuation of Misenhelter’s successful summer. The sophomore qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship in late June and advanced to match play after tying for 42nd during two rounds of stroke play. Misenhelter then carded a three-round score of 212 to win the 2011 Kansas Women’s Amateur last week.

The 111th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship will be held August 8-14, at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I. For more information on the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, visit www.usga.org.