UVA’s Haeley Wotnosky qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur

uva athleticsRising UVA sophomore Haeley Wotnosky (Wake Forest, N.C.) qualified for the United States Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur Championship Tuesday at Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla.

Wotnosky shot 1-under 71 to be one of six competitors to gain a berth from the sectional qualifying tournament.

This year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur is scheduled for Aug. 5-11 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss. The tournament will be televised by FoxSports. This year’s field will include 156 participants. A total of 1,375 entries were accepted for this year’s event.

Two other members of last year’s UVA team are alternates for the championship. Senior Morgan Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.) tied for fourth in the qualifier in Williamsburg, Va., and rising sophomore Riley Smyth (Cary, N.C.) tied for sixth at the tournament in Bermuda Run, N.C. Both players missed automatic qualifying spots by one stroke.

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