Elliott Competes at U.S. Women's Amateur

U.S. Women's Amateur website

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Penn senior Catherine Elliott shot 77-76--153 in stroke play to tie for 76th out of 156 golfers at the U.S. Women's Amateur, which took place last week at Old Warson Country Club. Unfortunately,Elliott finished just two strokes off the pace set by the top 64, who advanced to match play.

Elliott is believed to be the first Penn player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur since the program was founded as a varsity in 2000-01.

"I am very proud of Catherine and how she performed in her first USGA event," said Penn's head coach, Mark Anderson. "For her to shoot two solid rounds on a very difficult golf course and only miss the cut by two strokes is impressive. She has been working hard on her game and has improved every year at Penn. I am excited about what she will do for us this upcoming season."

Elliott began the tournament on Monday, August 3, and was at even par through seven holes after birdies at both six and seven. However, she bogeyed the next three holes and eventually finished the day at six-over-par 77. On Tuesday, she finished at five-over-par 76.

The eventual Amateur winner was 19-year-old Jennifer Song, who defeated 18-year-old Jennifer Johnson 3-and-1 in the final.

Another Penn player, incoming freshman Isabel Han, qualified for the Amateur but did not compete last week due to injury.