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Two Spartans Qualify for U.S. Women's Amateur

July 8, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women’s golfers Sarah Burnham and Jacqueline Setas have qualified to play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The tournament will take place Aug. 1-7 at the Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pennsylvania.

The nation's premier amateur tournament features more than 150 qualifiers from around the world.

Setas qualified by placing second on Wednesday, July 6 in a U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying tournament at Sportsman's Country Club in Northbrook, Illinois, with a 3-under-par 68.

In her sophomore season, Setas played in five tournaments and averaged a score of 79.00. Her best finish came at the Battle in Belmont where she finished sixth with a two-round score of 157 (78-79).

Setas joins fellow teammate Sarah Burnham who previously qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur in a qualifying event at Forest Hills Golf Club on June 30 where she finished tied for second.

Burnham was named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) honorable mention All-America team earlier this year. She closed the 2015-16 season with the lowest scoring average (72.42) in school history (previous record: 73.53 by Caroline Powers in 2010-11) and seven top-10 finishes, along with qualifying to play in the NCAA Championships.

The amateur championship will be broadcasted on FS1 and usga.org.

 

 

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