FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Women’s golfer Alexa Kim qualified in a sectional tournament for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship to be held at the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame June 21-26.
Kim qualified by shooting a two-over par 74 at Talking Stick in Phoenix. Teammate Stephanie Kim failed to qualify after posting a 79.
Kim, who will be a senior in 2010-11, was an All-Big Sky first-team selection last season. She saw action in all 11 tournaments, one of three players to see action in every tournament, while playing a team-best tying 29 rounds. She posted a 76.8 stroke average, the second-best mark on the team.
Kim has played in the three previous USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championships with her father caddying, improving her stroke play finish each season but failing to advance to the match play. In 2009, she finished tied for 78th with rounds of 78 and 77 at Red Tail Golf Course in Devens, Mass. 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. The 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links set for the Warren Course at Notre Dame will be the first to be contested on a college/university golf course in the event's 34-year history.