NCAA champ Chen WD's at U.S. Women's Am
GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Doris Chen took up ice skating two months ago and an ill-timed ankle injury won't keep her from getting back on the rink. The 2014 NCAA champ withdrew after nine holes of the U.S. Women’s Amateur stroke-play qualifying because of pain in her right ankle from a fall on the ice two weeks ago.
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“Lesson learned,” Chen said. “I shouldn’t go ice skating when I’m tired.”
The USC senior was in the locker room at Nassau Country Club for some time getting treatment on her ankle. She eased the pain and disappointment with a bowl of ice cream. This marked her final U.S. Women’s Amateur appearance.
Chen, 21, confirmed that she’s signed up for the first two stages of LPGA Qualifying School. Her goal is to earn a Symetra Tour card and then finish out the 32 credits she has left to earn a degree in international relations while playing her senior season. Chen said she will not play in the final stage of Q-School.
But she will get an MRI for that ankle.