July 12, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Former Florida State University golfer Louise Wright will compete in the 101st U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kan., July 30 through Aug. 4.
Wright qualified for the event on July 2 as she shot a two-over par 74 at the Legacy Club at Alaqua in Longwood, Fla. She was one of 12 players to qualify for the championship from the Longwood site. A total of 144 players will earn their way into the championship field and begin play on July 30. The tournament format consists of two rounds (18 holes each) of stroke play and six rounds (18 holes each until the final round of 36 holes) of match play. The top 64 players will be determined in stroke play with those 64 players advancing to compete in match play.
Qualifying for the championship began June 27 and continues through July 17 at 18 sites throughout the country.
Wright was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a senior in 2001 as she enjoyed her finest collegiate season. She earned an individual national ranking as high as 75th in Division I and led the Seminoles with a 76.21 stroke average during the 2000-01 season (both fall and spring averages combined). During her four-year career at Florida State, she participated in two NCAA Regional Tournaments (1999 and 2001) and one NCAA Championship (1999).