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Morgan wins US Open spot

Furman’s Anna Morgan won a playoff to qualify for the 2022 US Women’s Open. Morgan, from Spartanburg, birdied the first playoff hole to win a spot in the national championship that will be played at Pine Needles in June. (CGA Photo)

It took a little extra work and an overnight stay in Pinehurst, but Furman’s Anna Morgan won a spot in the upcoming US Women’s Open championship in a playoff at Mid Pines .

Morgan finished her second round of the 36 hole one day qualifying tournament on Tuesday, but other golfers were left on the course when daylight ran out.

When Morgan finished her second round she was in the top three. When all the scores were in Morgan was tied for second with four other golfers, all at even par.

The five would be playing for the two spots in the Open and two alternate positions left after California professional Bethany Wu claimed medalist honors at four-under par.

Professionals Gina Kim, Allison Emrey and former USC golfer Pauline Roussin-Bouchard joined two amateurs, Morgan and Georgia’s Jenny Bae in the playoff.

Last summer Bae knocked Morgan out of the US Women’s Amateur at 1 up in the round of 32 match.

The SoCon Player of the Year locked up her spot in the national championship with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

Roussin-Bouchard birdied the second playoff hole to win the other qualifying position.

Emrey and Kim finished as the two alternates.

The US Women’s Open will be played just around the corner from Mid Pines at the Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club starting on June 2nd.

At least one other golfer with South Carolina ties will be in the field. Jensen Castle from Columbia is in the field after her victory in last year’s US Amateur.

US Open Qualifying https://cga.golfgenius.com/pages/3408901

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