Kentucky Golf Association

Jensen Castle and Marissa Wenzler Qualify for 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship

LEXINGTON, KY (October 9, 2020) – Maridoe Golf Club in Carrolton, Texas beckons for Jensen Castle and Marissa Wenzler after their qualification for the 7th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship today in Lexington. Lexington Country Club hosted Kentucky’s sole qualifier for the tournament, which is scheduled to take place April 25-28, 2021. Both Castle and Wenzler play collegiately for the Kentucky Wildcats and will go to Texas with some recent USGA championship experience under their belts. Each player competed in the U.S. Women’s Amateur two months ago in Maryland. Now, they will get to compete on the national stage together as teammates.

Only one bogey was counted for the pair on the classic but difficult Tom Bendelow design. The slight misstep for them occurred on the par-three 8th, but five holes with birdie throughout the rest of the round to get them to 68 (-4) proved to be the decisive figure in gaining them qualification. Their fellow UK teammates Laney Frye and Maria Villanueva finished one stroke behind and will be the first-alternate from this qualifier.

NOTES & STATS

  • Mallory Russell holed out for eagle on the par-four 6th which was the only eagle recorded in the qualifier. Russell and her teammate Reagan Sohn would end up placing in 6th.
  • The par-three 15th was the most difficult hole of the qualifier with a stroke-to-par average of +0.55.
    • Alongside the par-four 11th, these were the only two holes to not yield a birdie today.
  • The easiest hole of the qualifier was the par-five 7th at -0.17.
    • The 12th was the only par-five to not register as one of the four easiest holes during the day. It ranked the 10th most-difficult while the par-three 4th joined the 1st, 7th and 18th as the easiest holes.

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The Kentucky Golf Association thanks Greg Griffith, PGA Head Professional at Lexington Country Club and his staff for hosting today's qualifier. Because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of all but four USGA championships in 2020, this was the second and final USGA qualifier in Kentucky for the season. Details of other 2021 USGA championship qualifiers in Kentucky will be announced within the next couple of months.

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