July 5, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University junior golfer Jaclyn Burch will play in the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur for the second time in her career next month. She qualified for the event as she shot a 74 in a qualifying round at the Hammock Creek Golf Club in Palm City, Fla., on June 29. The U.S. Amateur will by played at the Ansley Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., Aug 1-7.
Burch finished fourth in a field of 61 golfers at Hammock Creek. She played consistently during the round with scores of 37 on both the front and back nine. Burch finished five-under par over her final five holes of the day with 15 of the 18 holes during the round played at par or better.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur is the third oldest of the USGA Championships. The event is open to any female amateur player who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.3. The event is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA.
Burch will play in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship July 9-16 at the Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City, Mo.
Burch played in the North/South Amateur Championship in 2003 and made it through the first round for qualifying for the before falling in sectional qualifying for the 2003 U.S. Women’s Open. Burch also played as a member of the Seminoles in the 2004 NCAA Championship at the Grand National Course at Auburn University.