Laorr to Play in U.S. Women's Amateur
July 22, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (Gophersports.com) –Anna Laorr of the University of Minnesota women’s golf program will compete at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship next month in New York.
This year’s event is slated for Aug. 4-10 at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y. The Golf Channel will proved coverage of the tournament on all five days of play from 2-4 p.m. CT. First round matches are set for Wednesday, Aug. 6 with second and third round matches on Thursday, Aug. 7. Quarterfinals will be played Friday, Aug. 8, semifinals on Saturday, Aug. 9 and finals on Sunday, Aug. 10.
Anna Laorr (@annalaorr) July 22, 2014
Laorr qualified for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship by tying for third earlier this month at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Sectional Qualifier at Hastings Country Club. The Gopher shot a three-over-par 75 and just missed the final automatic qualifier position in a playoff hole. Laorr finished as the first alternate for the qualifier and will now have the chance to represent the Gophers in New York.
The Eden Prairie, Minn., native is the first Gopher to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship since Samantha Sommers competed at the event in 2010 at the Charlotte Country Club. Program alum Terra Petsinger also competed at the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at The Kawkwa Club.
Laorr, who played in all 11 tournaments last year for Minnesota, helped the Gophers to one of the best seasons in school history in 2013-14 including the team’s seventh appearance in the NCAA championships. As a junior, Laorr posted a 75.28 season stroke average – a new career best and the fifth-best performance in school history. She also picked up her first career win at the BYU Entrada Classic in March after firing a six-over-par 222 (75-75-72). Laorr also helped the Gophers to the team title at the event, giving the program its first win in six seasons.