Tate Wins U.S. Women's Open Qualifier
May 24, 2007
CAMBY, Ind. - - Former Lady Tiger golfer Stacey Tate won a local Women's US Open Qualifier at Heartland Crossing Golf Links in Camby, Ind., Monday. Tate was the only player to fire an even par 72 to earn the win and to advance to the 36-hole sectional qualifier, June 11-12, in Houston. Tate is trying to qualify for the 2007 U.S. Women's Open, which will be held June 28th-July 1st at the Lodge and Golf Club at Southern Pines in North Carolina.
The regional qualifying win marked the beginning of a busy golf schedule for Tate, who finished two days later in the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship Sectional Qualifier in Louisville, Ky. Tate carded a 71 in the 18-hole event, finishing one stroke behind Ashlee Rose's 70. The 2007 U.S. Amateur Public Links Competition will be held June 18-23rd at the Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.
Tate recently finished her college career by finishing tied for 34th place in the NCAA West Regional after helping her Lady Tiger team to its first Conference USA Championship since 2001. Tate was a first-team All-Conference USA honoree and was one of just two C-USA golfers to break par in the 2007 league championships.