Another tournament and another huge result for Sam Houston State freshman golfer Hanna Alberto.
On Monday, Alberto qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship after shooting a 2-under 70 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston. The score was good enough to place her in a tie for third and earning one of the six advancing spots at the sectional qualifier.
She will now compete in the 156-player field at San Diego Country Club, Chula Vista, Calif. Aug. 7-13.
“This is a major accomplishment for Hanna,” said head coach Brandt Kieschnick. “Getting the opportunity to play in the US Women's Amateur Championship is massive. She has had a great summer and it will continue on one of the biggest stages.”
Alberto got her round of to a strong start, with birdies on the first two holes and three of her first six. Her fourth birdie of the round came on the par-3 14th as she played the back 9 holes at even par.
Already this summer, Alberto has claimed a pair of tournament titles, finishing in a tie for first at the Texas Golf Association 2017 Women's Stroke Play Championship, then winning Houston Golf Association Eddie Burke Young Houstonian title.
This past season, Alberto became the sixth women's golfer to be named to the Southland Conference first team. She was the runner up at the Southland championships after shooting a 2-under 69 in the final round.
Alberto led the Bearkats this season in scoring with a season average of 74.59. Six times she finished in the top 10 and saved her best round for he last with the 69 at the conference championship.
|Schedule of Play||Monday, Aug. 7 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Tuesday, Aug. 8 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Wednesday, Aug. 9 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, Aug. 10 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Friday, Aug. 11 (Quarterfinal matches)
Saturday, Aug. 12 (Semifinal matches)
Sunday, Aug. 13 (Championship Match, 36 holes)
|Television Coverage (All times EDT)||Aug. 9 (Round of 64 Matches): 6-9 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 10 (Round of 32 Matches): 2-4 p.m. (usga.org)
Aug. 10 (Round of 16 Matches): 6-9 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 11 (Quarterfinal Matches): 6-9 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 12 (Semifinal Matches): 7-10 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 13 (Championship Match: Morning 18): 12:30-2:30 p.m. (usga.org)
Aug. 13 (Championship Match: Afternoon 18): 4-7 p.m. (FS1)
|Match-Play Cut||The low 64 scorers from stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to trim the draw to exactly 64 competitors.|