Woods’ niece earns medal honors in U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links

Associated Press

Series: Other Tour

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 12:22 a.m.

Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, shot a 2-under 69 on Tuesday to finish first in stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

Woods, who won the Atlantic Coast Conference individual championship as a junior for Wake Forest last month, finished 36 holes at minus 1, the only player in the field of 155 to break par. She will be the top seed when match play begins Wednesday.


Female golfers from 34 states and 11 foreign countries are taking part this week at Bandon Dunes.

Emile Burger of Hoschton, Ga., finished second at plus-3 145 after shooting a 69 on Tuesday.

First-round leader Kelsey Vines of San Antonio, Texas, followed up her 71 with a 78 to finish at plus 7, tied for eighth.