Potee Qualifies for U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

July 17, 2012

Kansas junior women’s golfer Meghan Potee qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship by carding a 74 and finishing tied for third at the Broadmoor Country Club in Indianapolis on Monday. Potee, from Noblesville, Ind., will now compete in the national event to be held at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6-12.

Potee was just two strokes off the lead as Jaclyn Jansen (Baylor) and Caroline Powers (Michigan State) tied for first with each scoring 72. Samantha Swinehart (South Carolina) and Candace Wiley (Louisville) tied Potee by carding a 74. Nine players from the Indiana qualifier advanced to the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

A total of 156 golfers proceed to the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Through two rounds of stroke play on August 6 and 7, the field will be cut to 64 players who then enter 18-hole match play competition beginning August 8. The event will conclude with a 36-hole championship on August 12 for the final two competitors.

Potee’s summer has been full of success as in late May and early June she won the Indiana Women’s Golf Association (IWGA) Match Play competition at Harrison Hills Golf Course in Attica, Ind. Potee entered the event as No. 6 seed and defeat the No. 11, No. 14, No. 2 and No. 5 seeds en route to the title. She also advanced to the round of 16 at the Women’s Western Golf Association (WWGA) 112th National Amateur Championship in June at Monroe Golf and Country Club in Monroe, Mich.