Anderson finishes 63rd in first professional golf tournament
FARGO - Amy Anderson finished her first professional golf tournament with a solid round Sunday. The North Dakota State golfer from Oxbow, N.D., carded a 3-over par 74 for her fourth and final round at the U.S. Women's Open at the Broadmoor golf c...
FARGO - Amy Anderson finished her first professional golf tournament with a solid round Sunday.
The North Dakota State golfer from Oxbow, N.D., carded a 3-over par 74 for her fourth and final round at the U.S. Women's Open at the Broadmoor golf course in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Anderson, one of five amateurs of the 72 players who made the cut at the Open, finished the rain-hampered 72-hole event 17-over par. She was tied for 63rd place through Sunday's play.
Hee Kyung Seo of South Korea was on the verge of winning the championship, carding a 3-over par score through 72 holes. So Yeon Ryu is one shot behind Seo. Ryu had three holes remaining when play was halted due to darkness Sunday.
"A little disappointing basically because I was 2 under after the first round, but overall, honestly, it was just a positive experience, Anderson told WDAY-TV.
Play is scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. today for the players who were unable to complete their final round Sunday.
Anderson celebrated her 19th birthday Sunday, playing against the top professional women's golfers in the world.
"I couldn't ask for a better place to celebrate it," Anderson said.
Anderson led the tournament early and shot a 2-under par 69 for her first round. She fired a 77 in her second round to make the cut, followed by an 81 in her third round, which she completed Sunday.
Weather interrupted play on all four days of the tournament, causing an unusual flow to the event. Anderson completed 12 holes Thursday and six holes Friday. She played 54 holes over her final two days at the tournament.
She completed 21 holes Saturday and 33 holes Sunday.
"With the rain delays I was having to get up at 5 o'clock basically every morning, 4:30 (a.m.) this morning," Anderson said. "Physically that's draining because you're not getting enough sleep. ... You're just constantly out here having to be ready to go, rain delay, no rain delay."
Anderson had two birdies and five bogeys in her final round where she hit 12 of 14 fairways. Anderson shot par on her final nine holes of the championship.
"I really enjoyed being here," Anderson said.