Habgood Readies for U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University senior golfer Darcy Habgood begins her run Monday at the 121st U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, set for Aug. 2-8 at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y.
Habgood, from Nambucca Heads, Australia, was one of five qualifiers for the U.S. Amateur coming from the 50-player field July 13 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. Habgood was solid throughout her qualifying round, firing two birdies en route to a 1-over 74 to secure her first trip to one of the nation's premier amateur events.
Habgood is the first Cougar to qualify for the event since teammate Emily Baumgart did so in 2019. The winner of the U.S. Women's Amateur will be presented with the historic Robert Cox Trophy and an exemption into the 2022 U.S. Women's Open.
Entering her senior season at Washington State, Habgood has a career scoring average of 74.97 during her first three seasons. This past year, injuries limited her to just two events and five total rounds. However, she enters this week healthy and ready to compete against the nation's top amateur players.
Another current Cougar player, senior Amy Chu, also competed in qualifying at Chambers Bay and came up one-shot shy after shooting a 2-over 75. Chu will not miss out on the event, however, as she will be caddying for Habgood throughout the week.