CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Following under-par scores in the second round of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur, Duke University golfers Jaravee Boonchant and Virginia Elena Carta finished in the top 25 of stroke play qualifying at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.
Carta, who is coming off a runner-up appearance at the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur, fired a three-under-par, 69, Tuesday to move into a tie for 20th. A native of Udine, Italy, Carta opened her round on hole 10 and suffered her lone bogey of the day on No. 11. She went on to play her final 16 holes at four-under-par with birdies on No. 14, No. 17, No. 7 and No. 9.
An incoming freshman, Boonchant came out of the gate and played her opening nine holes at one-under-par with a birdie on No. 12. She collected three birdies and three bogeys on the final nine to finish with a 71. Boonchant, who hails from Bangkok, Thailand, added a round of 75 on Monday to finish tied 23rd with a 146.
Duke rookie Hannah O’Sullivan missed the cut with rounds of 83 and 81.
Match play will kick off Wednesday, Aug. 9.
FS1 will cover the U.S. Women’s Amateur beginning Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 6-9 p.m. The round of 32 will be aired from 2-4 p.m., on usga.org on Aug. 10, while the round of 16 matches will be available on FS1 from 6-9 p.m. Quarterfinal action will be on FS1 from 6-9 p.m., while the semifinal matches from 7-10 p.m., on FS1. The championship match will be on from 12:30-2:30 p.m., on usga.org, while the afternoon portion will be aired on FS1 from 4-7 p.m.
Duke has three other golfers who have won the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Virada Nirapathpongporn won in 2003 at the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, Pa., while Amanda Blumenherst won in 2008 at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., and O’Sullivan won in 2015 at the Portland Golf Club in Portland, Ore.