Uribe Takes Honors as Low Amateur at U.S. Women's Open

June 29, 2008

UCLA's Maria Jose Uribe completed competition at the 63rd U.S. Women's Open as the low amateur. Along with teammate Sydnee Michaels and former Bruin Guilia Sergas, three players with UCLA ties managed to finish 72 holes on the par 73 Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn.

Uribe, 18, became just the second amateur in U.S. Women's Open history to finish the tournament under par. She posted a four-round total of 290 (-2), thanks to three birdies on the inward nine. The sophomore-to-be began her day at four-under par, but after three bogeys and a 39 (+3) on the outward nine, she appeared in danger of finishing above par. She rallied with birdies at the 11th, 16th and 18th holes and completed a streak of four consecutive birdies on the 18th. She tied for 10th place with a final round score of 75 (+3).

For her Top 10 finish, Uribe receives a medal as the low amateur as well as a much coveted exemption into next year's U.S. Women's Open. She will compete in the Women's British Open later this month, thus becoming the first female amateur ever to compete in all four professional major championships.

Sergas fired a final round 70 (-2) and climbed up the leaderboard to finish in a tie for sixth at 289 (-3).

Michaels tied for 64th at 304 (+12) following a final round 81.

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