U.S. Open Qualifier

Simley Junior Qualifies for U.S. Open June 3-6
Posted on 05/14/2021
Simley blue and red collegial "S" logoSimley High School junior and Girls Golf Team junior captain Isabella McCauley played 36 holes in a regional qualifier for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open Championship early this May. She faced 36 of some of the best regional and international players. Among the players vying for one of the top two spots were many Division 1 college golfers, the current BIG 10 individual champion, and several LPGA tour veterans.

Bella started the day by rolling in 3 birdies on the first 9 holes. A steady back nine closed out her 1-under par opening round of 71 and put her in a great position starting round two. The second round really took off on the 12th hole when she holed out for eagle from 52 yards away! Bella added birdies on the 15th and 17th holes to put her in 2nd place alone.

After steadying herself on the 18th green, Bella rolled in an 8-foot sliding putt to save par and earn herself entry into the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open! She will play at the Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco June 3-6. Congratulations, Bella!