Women's Golfers Advance To U.S. Public Links Amateur Championship

June 10, 2005


Two members of the University of Kansas women’s golf team advanced to the U.S. Public Links Amateur Championship on Thursday.

Junior Amanda Costner shot a 74, while sophomore Annie Giangrosso fired a 73 to advance to the Championship which, will be held at Swope Memorial Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo., on July 11-16.

“I am very happy for these girls,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “It is nice to see their hard work pay off.”

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship began in 1977 at Yahara Hills Golf Club in Madison, Wis. The WAPL is open to female golfers who have been bona fide public course players since Jan. 1 of the current championship year. There is no limit on the Handicap Index. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA and it is the only competition for which there is no USGA Handicap Index limit.

In addition to the Public Links Amateur Championship, Costner has also advanced to the sectional qualifying rounds for the U.S. Women’s Open. The Claremore, Okla., native shot a 75 at the Milburn Golf and Country Club and is one of 15 golfers advancing from that location. The sectional qualifying rounds will begin on June 13.