Seattle junior qualifies for USGA event

Updated: July 2, 2018

Lauryn Nguyen of Seattle shot 3-under-par 70 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 50 players who competed today in U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship sectional qualifying at the par-73 Fircrest (Wash.) Golf Club.

The other three players to advance from this qualifier are Morgan Bentley of Tacoma, Wash., Coco Pei of Surrey, B.C., and Victoria Liu of Vancouver, B.C.

Liu earned the final available spot by winning a one-hole playoff against Cassie Kim of Yakima, Wash. Kim is now the first alternate, while Tiffany Kong of Vancouver, B.C. is the second alternate.

The four qualifying players will now advance to compete in the 2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, which will be held July 16-21 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif.