Monday, July 14, 2014

Karah passes up defending her U.S. Kids World Champion title for a shot at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship!

Karah has been anxiously looking forward to her chance of becoming a 3x US Kids World Champion ever since her 2nd victory last year at Pinehurst, N.C.
But on June 30, 2014 at South Hills Country Club, with her brother on the bag, she qualified for the US Girls Junior Championship which was established in 1949.
... click here for the History of this USGA event.
One week later she also qualified for The U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
...again, with big brother Bobby Sanford as her faithful caddy.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship marks the beginning of women’s competitive golf in this country. Along with the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open, the Women’s Amateur was one of the USGA’s first three championships. ... click here for the History of this USGA event.

The Buzz

What an amazing accomplishment, that a 12 year old girl would find herself in the ranks of the top 156 amateur female golfers in the world vying to become our next national champion! No doubt about it, that no matter how far she continues from this point forward, she is already a champion!

But should they continue to thru the match play events and actually go on to win, a new world record would be set, being the youngest ever win at age twelve...

Youngest Champions (years/months/days)

13/3/7 Aree Song Wongluekiet (1999)
13/5/17 Alexis Thompson (2008)
13/9/15 Jenny Shin (2006)

U.S. Women's Amateur TV Schedule

Date/Day         Time (EDT) Network Program
Aug. 6 (Wednesday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel First Round Matches
Aug. 7 (Thursday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel Second, Third Matches
Aug. 8 (Friday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel Quarterfinal Matches
Aug. 9 (Saturday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel Semifinal Matches
Aug. 10 (Sunday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel Championship Match

U.S. Girls' Junior TV Schedule 

Time (EDT)
July 25
10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Golf Channel
Semifinal Matches
July 26
8-10 p.m.
Golf Channel
Championship Match