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Sanford regional produces international U.S. Women's Open qualifiers

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The three golfers who advanced from the sectional qualifier in Sanford will add to the international flavor of next month’s U.S. Women’s Open Championship in Pennsylvania.

Sectional winner Hsiao-Ching Lu is from Chinese Taipei. She shot rounds of 69 and 70 for 5-under-par 139 and a three-stroke victory on Thursday at Carolina Trace Country Club.

Runner-up Gwladys Nocera (74-68—142) is from France, and the third and final qualifier, Joomi Kim (72-71—143), is from Korea.

All three of the top qualifiers are professionals.

Alternates from the event will be amateurs Courtney Ellenbogen of Blacksburg, Va., and Katie Rose Higgins  of Charleston, S.C.

Durham’s Mesha Levister just missed being an alternate. She finished in a tie for sixth place.

The U.S. Women’s Open will be held July 8-11 at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa.

The sectional qualifier was conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association on behalf of the U.S. Golf Association.

U.S. Women’s Open Sectional qualifier
Carolina Trace Country Club, Lake Course, Sanford
June 3
Par 36-36—72, 6,475 yards, rating  77.5/140
Place Competitor Score
Qualifiers

1 Hsiao-Ching Lu, Chinese Taipei ,   69-70--139  (-5)
2 Gwladys Nocera, France ,   74-68--142  (-2)
3 Joomi Kim , Korea,   72-71--143  (-1)
Alternates
4 Courtney Ellenbogen, Blacksburg , VA 77-68--145  (+1)
5 Katie Rose Higgins, Charleston , SC 72-76--148  (+4)
Failed to qualify
T6 Stacey Kim, Columbus , GA 75-74--149  (+5)
T6 Mesha Levister, Durham , NC 73-76--149  (+5)
T6 Allie White, Lancaster , OH 74-75--149  (+5)
T9 Lacey Agnew, Jonesboro , GA 78-72--150  (+6)
T9 Kendall Martindale, Jefferson City , TN 76-74--150  (+6)
T9 Clarissa Childs, Columbia , SC 75-75--150  (+6)
T12 Abby Bools, Hickory , NC 78-73--151  (+7)
T12 Lee Ann Walker, Southport , NC 75-76--151  (+7)
T14 Christie Appleton, Seaford , VA 73-79--152  (+8)
T14 Sofia Gorelik, Argentina ,   76-76--152  (+8)
T16 Brandi Underwood, Hope Mills, NC 79-74--153  (+9)
T16 Courtney Gunter, Matthews, NC 75-78--153  (+9)
T18 Haley Stephens, Greer , SC 78-76--154  (+10)
T18 Mariana Sims, Austin , TX 81-73--154  (+10)
T20 Yvonne Cox, Charleston , WV 77-78--155  (+11)
T20 Sarah Bae, Cary , NC 78-77--155  (+11)
T20 Ashleigh Albrecht, Murrieta , CA 80-75--155  (+11)
T20 Sofia Toccafondi, Argentina ,   78-77--155  (+11)
T20 Elizabeth Bundy, Clayton , NC 78-77--155  (+11)
T20 Katherine Perry, Cary , NC 77-78--155  (+11)
T26 Raquel Riley, Bahamas ,   75-81--156  (+12)
T26 Rachel Uremovich, Hilton Head, SC 75-81--156  (+12)
T26 Madison Overbey, High Point , NC 80-76--156  (+12)
T29 Juliet Vongphoumy, Providence , RI 78-79--157  (+13)
T29 Cydney Clanton, Concord , NC 77-80--157  (+13)
T29 Jae Oh, Korea ,   81-76--157  (+13)
T32 Courtney Taylor, Lincolnton , NC 79-79--158  (+14)
T32 Jean Chua, Malaysia ,   77-81--158  (+14)
34 Michelle Ahn, Chapel Hill , NC 80-79--159  (+15)
T35 Jessica Vincent, Burlington , NC 80-80--160  (+16)
T35 Sarah Almond, Albemarle , NC 80-80--160  (+16)
T35 Laura Wearn, Charlotte , NC 75-85--160  (+16)
38 Maggie Simons, Raleigh , NC 81-80--161  (+17)
T39 Taelor Rubin, Raleigh , NC 83-79--162  (+18)
T39 Lyberty Anderson, Chesterfield , VA 76-86--162  (+18)
T41 Evelyn Kinlaw, Fuquay Varina , NC 85-78--163  (+19)
T41 Momo Sakuragi, Irvine , CA 82-81--163  (+19)
43 Courtney McKim, Raleigh , NC 81-83--164  (+20)
44 Charlaine Hirst , South Africa ,   83-83--166  (+22)
T45 Maureen Dunnagan, Lexington , SC 86-82--168  (+24)
T45 Cheryl Fox, Fort Pierce , FL 86-82--168  (+24)
47 Anne Marie Goslak, Winston-Salem , NC 84-85--169  (+25)
T48 Stephanie Eybers, Haymarket , VA 87-84--171  (+27)
T48 Stephanie Griffin, Hypoluxo , FL 83-88--171  (+27)
T48 Madeleine Burke, Mooresville , NC 84-87--171  (+27)
51 Kathryn Miranda, Lexington , SC 88-85--173  (+29)
52 Jackie Gonzalez, Venezuela ,   84-90--174  (+30)
53 Catherine Camacho, New Bern , NC 90-89--179  (+35)
- Lauren Shuford, Brooksville , FL DNS--DNS
- Veronica Karaman, Cary , NC WDI--WDI
- Samantha Marks, Maitland , FL WD--WD

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