By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – Members of the USF women’s golf team have been enjoying a lot of success on the course this season.
Ashley Burke and Erin Selfridge both have qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship, marking the first time head coach Marci Kornegay has had two golfers play their way into the event. Burke was a low medalist after carding a 69 while fellow USF newcomer Selfridge’s low round was a 72 at Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach.
The USGA Women’s Amateur Championship is set for Aug. 5-11 at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina.
“I’m excited about the future of our team and these two players are setting the bar high for what is to come,” Kornegay said. “This championship will have the very best amateur golfers competing on an international stage and it’s exciting to have two Bulls competing.”
Three Bulls in Top 25 at Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Event
Selfridge also led a group of Bulls at the Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship in Fort Myers on July 14 when she finished in a tie for 13th after shooting rounds of 77, 75 and 76. Lucy Robson played her way into 15th place on the final day by shooting a 73 on the par-72 Forest Country Club course. USF senior Anna Hancock also placed 24th after shooting a 76 in the final round.
Pilo Wins Championship Bracket in N.C.
USF senior Michelle Pilo won the championship 1 bracket final at the 16th annual Carolinas Women’s Match Play Championship after defeating Courtney Boe, 5 and 4, in Stanley, N.C.
“I am encouraged that they are playing in as many events as possible this summer,” Kornegay said. “It shows their dedication to being their best and being ready when they return for the fall.”