Kim Sisters Qualify for U.S. Women’s Mid-Am

Sisters Hana Kim and Ina Kim-Schaad of Los Angeles won qualifiers for the 32nd United States Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and are among 12 players from California in the field for the tournament that begins Saturday at Norwood Hills Country Club ( in St. Louis.

In the Northern California qualifier at Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club The Fountain Grove Golf Clubin Santa Rosa, former UCLA star Hana Kim (pictured) shot 4-over par 76 to lead the way, while Arielle Swan of Seaside was second at 80 and Kelly Wilson of El Dorado Hills claimed the last spot available in NorCal at 81.

Ina Kim-Schaad of New York posted a 2-over-par 72 to win medalist honors at Morris County Golf Club Morris County Golf Club in Morristown, N.Y., with the other qualifying spots going to Meredith Chiampa (76) of New York, Samantha Perrotta (78) of Vatican City, Alyssa Roland (78) of New York, and Karen Siegel (79) of Maple Glen, Pa.

In the Southern California qualifier at Glendora Country Club (, Truc Ly of Vietnam finished first at 2-under-par 70, while 2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Corey Weworski of Carlsbad finished at 75 to tie for second with Kathy Kurata of Pasadena and Dawn Woodard of Greenville, S.C.

Gina Bamberger of Murrieta qualified fifth at 76, followed by Maki Schultz of San Dimas at 77, Carol Sarkissian of Chino Hills at 78, Mina Hardin of Mexico at 79 and MK Thanos-Zordani of Palm Desert at 80.

Joy Robinson of Pebble Beach wound up at 81 to tie for 10th with Heather McGinnis of Honolulu, earning the last two SoCal qualifying spots.

Marissa Mar of San Francisco and Stanford gained her spot in the field by reaching the semifinals of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Am, where she lost to eventual champion Kelsey Chugg of Salt Lake City, 3 and 1.

For complete qualifying results, visit–women-s-mid-amateur-qualifying-results.html

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