Golf StoriesSNGA’s Wilson Leads U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship Qualifying

April 20, 2022by Brian Hurlburt0

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico–Southern Nevada’s Yana Wilson, a sophomore at Coronado High School, and her partner Chloe Kovelesky, a 15-year old from Boca Raton Fla., shot (-7) 65 in Wednesday’s opening round of stroke play qualifying at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship in Puerto Rico. –By Randy Dodson, Fairways Media.

Ranked No. 53 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings, Wilson is the highest ranked player in the field this week at the Grand Reserve Course in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, home to the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open. She is also the 2021 Nevada State High School 5A state champion and recently played in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

Wilson and Kovelesky made eight birdies on the day, four on each side, versus one bogey on their opening nine. The duo is tied or the lead with Loralie Cowart and Ava Merrill.

Also in the field from Southern Nevada are juniors Ali Mulhall/Lily Denunzio and Brynn Kort, who is teamed with Hadley Ashton of Erie, Colorado.

The 36-hole stroke play qualifying concludes Thursday with the low 32 sides entering match pay, Friday. Leaderboard

Yana Wilson hits a tee shot on hole 17 during the first round of stroke play at the 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball at Grand Reserve Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Chris Keane/USGA)

Brian Hurlburt

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