IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program golfer, Jaclyn Sweeney, 21, of Andover, Mass., shot a 36-hole total of 6-under-par 138 to share medalist honors, with Rachel Rohanna and Erynne Lee, Tuesday at the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at the par-72, 6,559-yard Charlotte Country Club.
Jaclyn, who graduated from the IMG Academy School in 2008, continues to work with Leadbetter Director David Whelan. This is Jaclyn's last amateur event as she plans to turn professional this fall rather than return to Arizona State University for her senior year.
Sally Watson and Mia Piccio also graduates of the academy and current collegiate golfers also made the cut. Sally finished at 2-under par and in 5th place after shooting rounds of 72-70. Mia the stroke play portion of the event in a tie for 23rd with rounds of 72-74. Both Sally and Mia continue to work with Leadbetter instructor, Kevin Collins.
Recent U.S Girls' Jr. Champion, Doris Chen, found herself near the top of the leaderboard finishing in a tie for 8th place with rounds of 69-74.
Ai Miyazawa, who plans to play in LPGA Q-School this year, is playing in her first U.S.Amateur. She won the U.S Am Florida Qualifier at the Wanderer's CC in July with a 5-under par 67. Ai, who works with Leadbetter instructor, Grant Price, qualified in the 55th position with rounds of 72-74.
Victoria Tanco also played her way into the Top 64 and the Match play portion of the event. Victoria shot consistent rounds of 74-73. She finished in 29th position.
IMG Academy graduate and Wake Forest golfer, Natalie Sheary, also qualified with rounds of 72-73.
Former Leadbetter golfers, Jessica Korda, Isabelle Lendl and Daniella Lendl also have moved on to the Final 64.
The first round matches start today and continue with the second- and third-round matches on Thursday. The quarterfinal matches are on Friday, the semifinals are on Saturday and the 36-hole championship final will be played Sunday.
Congrats to our 7 girls that have moved onâ¦.and all the Best to you in your matches.