The first sectional qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Open was held Thursday, and three juniors were among those that advanced, including 13-year-old Cindy Feng, recent winner of the AJGA’s Thunderbird International Junior.
Seventeen-year-old Katherine Perry, of Cary, N.C., was the medalist at 3-under 141 at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, N.C. Ashleigh Albrecht, of Murrieta Valley, Calif., also advanced.
Feng is No. 45 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings and the top player in the Class of 2014. Albrecht, a recent high-school graduate, has signed to play for Kentucky next season.