Texans Barrientos and Zweig Advance to U.S. Women's Four-Ball Championship


October 3 2017
Avery Zwieg ans Melena Barrientos after the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zwieg and Barrientos were medalists with a score of 68, 3 under par, gaining the one qualifying spot to the national championship April 28-May 2, 2018 in Tarzana CA. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Avery Zweig on the 10th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zwieg and Melena Barrientos were medalists with a score of 68, 3 under par, gaining the one qualifying spot to the national championship April 28-May 2, 2018 in Tarzana CA. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Melena Barrientos on the 10th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Barrientos and Avery Zweig were medalists with a score of 68, 3 under par, gaining the one qualifying spot to the national championship April 28-May 2, 2018 in Tarzana CA. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Melena Barrientos hitting out of a bunker to the 10th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Barrientos and Avery Zweig were medalists with a score of 68, 3 under par, gaining the one qualifying spot to the national championship April 28-May 2, 2018 in Tarzana CA. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Avery Zweig putting for birdie on the 10th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zwieg and Melena Barrientos were medalists with a score of 68, 3 under par, gaining the one qualifying spot to the national championship April 28-May 2, 2018 in Tarzana CA. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Melena Barrientos on the 11th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Barrientos and Avery Zweig were medalists with a score of 68, 3 under par, gaining the one qualifying spot to the national championship April 28-May 2, 2018 in Tarzana CA. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Avery Zweig on the 12th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zwieg and Melena Barrientos were medalists with a score of 68, 3 under par, gaining the one qualifying spot to the national championship April 28-May 2, 2018 in Tarzana CA. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Samantha Sommers and Olivia Herrick on the 16th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Sommers and Herrick finished in 2nd place with a round of 71, even par, gaining the first alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Olivia Herrick pitching to the 14th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Herrick and Samantha Sommers finished in 2nd place with a round of 71, even par, gaining the first alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Samantha Sommers putting for birdie on the 15th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Sommers and Olivia Herrick finished in 2nd place with a round of 71, even par, gaining the first alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Olivia Herrick on the 15th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Herrick and Samantha Sommers finished in 2nd place with a round of 71, even par, gaining the first alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Samantha Sommers on the 16th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Sommers and Olivia Herrick finished in 2nd place with a round of 71, even par, gaining the first alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Britta Snyder and Sarah Beqaj on the 14th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Snyder and Beqaj tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Britta Snyder on the 14th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Snyder and Sarah Beqaj tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sarah Beqaj on the 14th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Beqaj and Britta Snyder tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Sarah Beqaj pitching to the 14th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Beqaj and Britta Snyder tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Britta Snyder on the 15th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Snyder and Sarah Beqaj tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Emma Welch and Isabella McCauley on the 17th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Welch and McCauley tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par, gaining the second alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Isabelle McCauley pitching to the 16th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. McCauley and Emma Welch tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par, gaining the second alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Emma Welch hitting out of a bunker to the 16th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Welch and Isabella McCauley tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par, gaining the second alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Isabelle McCauley on the 17th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. McCauley and Emma Welch tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par, gaining the second alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Emma Welch on the 17th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Welch and Isabella McCauley tied for 3rd place with a round of 73, 2 over par, gaining the second alternate spot. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Leigh Klasse and Lynn Anderson on the 14th tee during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Klasse and Anderson finished in 5th place with a round of 79, 8 over par. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Windy conditions at the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Brenda Williams just missing on the 15th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Williams and Claudia Pilot finished in 6th place with a round of 81, 10 over par. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA
Claudia Pilot on the 15th green during the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur 4-Ball Sectional Qualifier at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, October 3rd. Pilot and Brenda Williams finished in 6th place with a round of 81, 10 over par. Photo by Mark Brettingen/Courtesy MGA

  INDEPENDENCE, Minn. – Posting a round of 3-under par 68 Tuesday at Windsong Farm, the twosome of Avery Zweig and Melena Barrientos earned medalist honors as well as the lone qualifying position for the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

The national championship, which began in 2015, will be held April 28-May 2 at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, Calif.

Zweig, of McKinney, Texas, and Barrientos, from Plano, Texas, started fast Monday with two birdies over the first two holes before moving to 3-under with a birdie at the sixth.

The qualifier was suspended Monday when moved into the area and play was eventually suspended for the day, scheduled to resume early Tuesday.

A bogey at the par-4 eighth put Zweig and Barrientos back to 2-under heading to the final nine holes Tuesday. Rolling in her birdie look at the par-4 11th, Barrientos and Zweig would get back to 3-under and moved to 4-under after Barrientos converted birdie at the 15th.

An inconsequential bogey on the final hole put the two on top of the leader board with a round of 68 to earn a trip to the national championship beginning in April.

Zweig earned a return trip to Augusta National Golf Club Saturday after winning the Girls’ 10-11 Division at the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt regional qualifier at Interlachen Country Club. Zweig qualified for the event for the first time in 2015.

Olivia Herrick and Samantha Sommers, who have played in the first two national championships, posted a round of even par 71 Tuesday to finish as first alternates, while Isabella McCauley and Emma Welch carded a 2-over par 73 to finish as second alternates.

 
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