NYC Amateur Kim-Schaad to Compete in First U.S. Women's Open
Update (12/13) - Both New York players were unable to make the two-round cut at the 2020 U.S. Women's Open. Annie Park shot 76-75 (151), while amateur Ina Kim-Schaad went 73-83 (156) in her first U.S. Women's Open appearance. They both opened on the Jackrabbit Course on Thursday, and the Cypress Creek Course on Friday.
HOUSTON, T.X. – One amateur will represent New York State in the 75th U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Champions Golf Club (Cypress Creek and Jackrabbit Courses), December 10-13 in Houston, Texas.
Ina Kim-Schaad of New York City earned a spot into her first U.S. Women’s Open by winning the 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at Forest Highlands in Arizona last September over fellow NYC resident Talia Campbell.
Joining her from New York is 25-year-old professional Annie Park of Levittown. This will be her fourth appearance since 2012, and was the lone New Yorker in last year’s championship. She was exempt this year through her top 75 spot in Rolex Rankings as of March 16.
Related: U.S. Women's Open Homepage
The U.S. Women’s Open consists of 18 holes of stroke play, Thursday through Sunday. The starting field of 156 players will be cut after 36 holes to the low 60 scorers. Pre-championship qualifying was canceled this season due to health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will be played on two courses for the first time in 75 years.
The Cypress Creek Course will be set up at 6,731 yards and will play to a par of 36-35-71. The Jackrabbit Course will be set up at 6,558 yards and will play to a par of 36-35-71.
Listed below are tee times for Round 1 on Thursday and Round 2 on Friday (all times in CST).
JR - Jackrabbit Course
CC - Cypress Creek Course
|Name||ROUND 1||ROUND 2|
|Park||JR (#1) - 9:31am||CC (#10) - 9:31am|
|Kim-Schaad||JR (#1) - 11:21am||CC (#10) - 11:21am|