Syracuse's Cleland Qualifies for Tenth U.S. Senior Women's Am at Tuscarora SQR

August 18, 2021

MARCELLUS, N.Y. – Sectional qualifying for the 2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur was conducted by the New York State Golf Association at Tuscarora Golf Club on Wednesday, August 18.

7 players competed for 2 qualifying places and 2 alternate positions into this year's championship at The Lakewood Club in Point Clear, Ala., September 10-15, 2021.

Related: Qualifier Results / Photos / U.S. Senior Women's Am Home

Syracuse's Teresa Cleland was the qualifying medalist after posting 3-over 75 on the Seymour Dunn layout. 

This will be the Bellevue Country Club member's tenth appearance (2009-14, 2016-17, 2019) in this national championship since becoming eligible in 2009.

"I love to practice and work at my game. To qualify that many times, I've got to be doing something right. Each one is a thrill to play in, sometimes you question if you're good enough to be here, but you're here. It's a really cool thing," said Cleland.

She's also qualified for ten U.S. Women's Mid-Amateurs, adding up to 20 USGA championships total. On top of that, she's a seven-time NYSGA champion (three mid-ams, two seniors, and two senior four-balls).

Debbie Johnson of Stamford, CT finished at 76 to secure the second qualifying position.

First alternate is Sandra Jackson of NYC who finished at 78. Dana Harrity of North Hampton, NH posted 80 to earn second alternate.

The course setup to 5,771 yards and played to a par of 72.