May 28, 2014
By Stephen Trembley & Elly Walker
STOCKTON, Calif. Fresno State junior golfer Hannah Sodersten qualified for the United States Women's Amateur Public Links Championship by finishing in a tie for third in a single round qualifier Wednesday in Stockton.
"I am really proud of Hannah on her round today qualifying her for the US WAPL Championship," Fresno State head coach Emily Milberger said. "Hannah has been working hard these past few weeks on her game and her efforts have paid off as she will again represent Fresno State, Bulldog Golf & the Fresno community at this prestigious championship in Washington."
This marks the second straight year that Sodersten that has advanced through to the US WAPL championship tournament, hosted by the United States Golf Association.
"Today, I went into the round knowing that I had to be very patient because it was extremely windy," Sodersten said. "I had a score in mind that I thought would qualify (which was 75) but did not want to think about score the whole time, but instead about playing smart and in the end it would give me the score I needed. I ended up shooting the score I had in mind and qualified for the last WAPL they will be holding."
The championship will be played at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., from July 14-19 and will be the last time the Public Links championship will take place.
The field plays two rounds of stroke-play qualifying. The top-64 then move on to match play with 18-hole matches. The final is a 36-hole match.
"Hannah participated last year in this event and has some great experience to build off as she heads to Washington in July," Milberger said. "I'm looking forward to an exciting championship week for her."
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