Su Oh survives 13-hour qualification for Open spot
Australia will boast a new face alongside our US LPGA Tour regulars when the US Women’s Open hits off at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the second week of July.
Melbourne’s Su Oh has qualified after surviving a 13-hour marathon due to weather delays to eventually earn a spot in the field for the women’s major.
Su Oh (Credit: LET)
She joins Karrie Webb, Katherine Kirk, Sarah-Jane Smith and Minjee Lee as part of the Australian contingent at the Open.
It was a superb effort by the 19-year-old to endure 36-holes before finishing with a one-under-par 143 at the Governors Club in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The Golf Australia rookie squad member had been outright leader at three-under after 15 holes in her second round when bad weather hit the venue.
The Australian Ladies Masters champion, in her rookie year as a professional, returned after the lightning delay and promptly bogeyed her 16th and 17th holes, dropping her into a tie for the lead.
“Heading back out on to the course I felt loose and ready, but I made some mental mistakes,” Oh said.
“I bogeyed the first two holes and I just kept telling myself I had to at least make par on the last hole.”
She did and that par turned out to be critical with four other players tied at even par all left to clamber for two alternate spots in the Open field.
Another Aussie, Sarah Kemp, may also get her chance after winning her way to one of the alternate spots for the Open, which begins on July 9.