Rohanna qualifies for U.S. Women's Open
Rachel Rohanna has played in U.S. Women's Open qualifiers before; she qualified for the 2011 Open.
So she knows that at a sectional qualifier, the difference between making the Open and missing out can be one shot. Rohanna thought she blew her chance at Butler Country Club Monday to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., June 27-30.
On her 32nd hole of the day — the qualifier is a 36 hole event — Rohanna took a triple bogey. But she rallied late to take second place and qualify for the Open. Only the top two women at Butler qualified.
Rohanna, who posted a 76 for her first 18 holes, was in good position heading down the stretch of her final 18 holes when she hit her second shot into the rough on the 32nd hole. Her next shot went just 10 yards. She put the following shot on the green but then missed a 2-foot putt and wound up with a triple bogey.
But two holes later, she posted an eagle to salvage her round and her spot at Sebonack.
“It always comes down to one or two shots,” she said. “The focus is so different at these qualifiers. It shouldn't be, but your playing to get into the biggest women's golf tournament in the world.”
Rohanna, a Waynesburg High School gradaute, missed the cut at the 2011 Women's Open.
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