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Imel Top Qualifier for US Women's Am

July 20th, 2010

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Ellen Port of St. Louis, Missouri and Kaylee Imel of Bluffton, Indiana, both shot a 3-over-par 75 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne to lead five golfers who qualified for the 110 th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The Women’s Amateur Championship is for women with a Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4 and will be played from Aug. 9-15 at Charlotte Country Club in Charlotte, NC.

Also qualifying were Milena Savich of Carmel, Ind. and Brittany Marchand of Canada, both with a 4 over 76. The final qualifying spot was won by Aimee Neff, also of Carmel, after a six-person playoff between the players tied at 77. The course was set up at 6373 yards with a par of 72.

The Women’s Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.