Palmer Opens Play at U.S. Women's Amateur

Aug. 1, 2005

ROSWELL, Ga. - Santa Clara University junior golfer Candice Palmer carded a 10-over-par 82 in the first round of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, hosted by the U.S. Golf Association at Ansley Golf Club's Settindown Creek Course in Roswell, Ga. She is tied for 124th.

Palmer's second round will tee off at 12:47 p.m. on Tuesday. Her rounds will be combined, and the top 64 will advance to match play on Wednesday.

Palmer, a native of nearby Pleasanton and a former standout at Amador Valley High School, is the first Bronco to qualify for the Women's Amateur,

The U.S. Women's Amateur, the third oldest of the USGA championships, was first played in 1895 at Meadowbrook Club in Hempstead, N.Y. The event is open to any female amateur who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. The Women's Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

For more information on this event, please visit its official site at www.uswamateur.org.