Women’s Golfers Qualify for U.S Women’s Pub-Links

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Women’s golfers Bethany Leclair and Alexa Kim both qualified in sectional tournaments for the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship to be held in Devens, Mass., from June 22-27.

Leclair qualified by shooting a 77 at Papago Golf Club in Phoenix, advancing as the first alternate. Kim qualified out of a sectional tournament in Nevada.

Kim played in 2007 and 2008 USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championships with her father caddying. She finished tied for 88th after rounds of 83-83 in 2008 at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin Hills, Wisc., and 110th in 2007 at the Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky., with rounds of 82-77.

Players play 36 holes of stroke play to determine 64 qualifiers for match play. It is one of 10 Amateur Championships held by the United Golf Association.