Scottish-born IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program alum Sally Watson this past weekend successfully qualified for her second LPGA major, this time the U.S. Women's Open.
From the Scotsman newspaper:
"She sounded very tired so I don't think she'll be picking up a golf club over the next few days," added her father, who is no doubt that Sally's decision to first of all spend some time at the IMG Academy at Bradenton in Florida before heading across to the west coast of America to start at Stanford has helped her game improve enormously.
"Her closing 66 was a major milestone in her career but, with 89 players in the field for her US Women's Open qualifier, it was a tall order," he noted. "She's quite good, though, in a situation where she has to put her mind to something. She can dig deep."
Watson, who is coached by Kevin Collins, an American based at the David Leadbetter Academy at Bradenton, will join Ricoh Women's British Open champion Catriona Matthew, among 68 players exempt from qualifying and the first to file her entry for the event, in the field at Oakmont.
A freshman at Stanford, Watson has the team's lowest scoring average, lowest individual round score and lowest tournament score for 2010. She also finished 9th at the NCAA Women's Championships.