Bowling Green State University junior Erin Fahey shot a 71 at Walnut Grove Country Club in Dayton, Ohio to qualify for the US Women's Amateur Championship Aug. 7-13 at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. Fahey's 71 at the qualifier was good for eighth place in the 88-player field. The top nine finishers qualified for the US Women's Amateur Championship.
Wad Phaewchimplee and Mia Kness paced the field with rounds of 68. It took a score of 72 to qualify for the championship. Fahey, a native of Austin, Texas, birdied three of the first six holes at the qualifier and made the turn at -3. She bogied 13 and 17, but was able to finish one shot better than the cut.
The US Women's Amateur Championship begins with stroke play rounds on Aug. 7 and 8 to whittle the field of 156 down to 64. From there, match play will determine the champion over the course of the next five days. An Academic All-MAC performer, Fahey posted a 76.88 stroke average as a sophomore in 2016-17, the best single-season average in school history. Her 77.04 career average also ranks first in program history. She finished in the top 25 at every event during the season, including four top-10 finishes.
Fahey is just the fourth BGSU women's golfer in head coach Stephanie Young's tenure to qualify for the US Women's Amateur, joining Lily Bartell and Patricia Holt in 2013 and Susy Grunden in 2010.