Mackenzie, Friberg Qualify for U.S. Women's Open

May 28, 2010

SEATTLE -- Former UW women's golf standouts Paige Mackenzie and Louise Friberg each recently qualified for the 2010 Women's U.S. Open which will be held at Oakmont (Pa.) Golf Club from July 8-11.

Mackenzie shot a two-round total of 1-under-par 143 (69-74) and finished third in her sectional qualifier at Pinnacle Peak CC in Scottsdale, Ariz. The three-time college All-American and 2006 UW graduate last played in the U.S. Open in 2006. She missed the cut that year but did finish tied for 13th as an amateur at the 2005 U.S. Open.

Friberg needed to win a five-way playoff in order to advance from the sectional at Woodmont (North) Country Club in Rockville, Md. According to her diary on LouiseFriberg.se she and another golfer were still alive before darkness set in. She won the next morning on the first hole to claim the last spot among 12 competitors to advance.

Like Mackenzie, Friberg will be making her third U.S. Open appearance -- all in consecutive years since 2008. She tied for 34th in 2009 and was 53rd in 2008.

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