Brooke Sansom of Pike Road has reached another milestone in her storied golf career. The Auburn University standout fired a brilliant six under par 66 to win medalist honors at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifying Tournament in Roswell Georgia. The event featured 84 golfers competing for eight spots in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship August 5-9 at Old Waverly Golf Club in Mississippi. Sansom’s two shot victory was a bogey free effort that carded six birdies. Her six under par round is currently the lowest round in U.S. Women’s Qualifying across the country.
The effort in Georgia came after an outstanding opening year in her college career. Sansom was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team and was once named the SEC Player of the Week.
Sansom made a major contribution for Auburn at the NCAA Championship Tournament when she made a comeback from being four down in a quarterfinal match to eventually win the match on the 20th hole (second playoff hole). The victory helped the Tigers into the semi-finals.
Regarding her victory in the qualifier, Sansom replied “Qualifying for the U. S. Women’s Amateur Championship has been a goal of mine. Going into the qualifier I had been hitting the ball well. I was a little concerned since the last competitive round I played was the semifinals of the NCAA Championship in May and there were 84 ladies competing for only eight spots,” Sansom explained.
“I started fast by hitting my approach on my first hole to within a foot for a tap in birdie. I was three under after my first four holes barely missing for birdie on my second hole. I made some good par saves in the middle of the round with another birdie prior to finishing strong with birdies on two of my final three holes. My ball striking was sharp all day and I got some putts to fall. I haven’t had many bogey free rounds so it was nice to finish without a bogey on the card. I am looking forward to returning to Old Waverly. It is a great Championship venue that we played during our fall season at Auburn.”