Expecting Golfer Qualifies for Women’s US Open
Amy Olson, the 30-year-old American golfer, qualified for the Women’s U.S. Open with a compelling second round of 66 at Somerset Country Club in Minnesota on Monday.
The Big Motivation
Amy and her husband will welcome their first child in September – two months after competing in Pebble Beach’s July major; which was Amy’s motivation to qualify:
“I wanted a shot at it because it’s Pebble. That was the big motivation and it’ll be my last tournament before the baby comes, so it’s a good way to go out.”
An Impressive Afternoon Session
In an impressive afternoon session on Monday, Olson shot six-under 138 strokes over 36 holes to finish two strokes ahead of Bailey Tardy.
Golfer Shares Unusual Request with USGA Officials
Olson revealed that she has already contacted officials about making special arrangements during her stay on-site later this year.
“PB&J’s w/peanut butter on both sides,” she texted them.
No Victories Yet but Many Honors
A regular feature of LPGA Tour events (with nearly two hundred starts) Amy is yet to win a single event. Nonetheless, she earned twenty NCAA titles and finished tied for second place at last year’s U.S Open Tournament.