McDonald Set To Tee Off In The U.S. Women’s Amateur Monday

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Rising junior Ally McDonald is set to being play in the U.S. Women's Amateur Monday at 11:50 a.m. CST.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Rising Mississippi State women’s golf junior Ally McDonald is set to compete in the U.S. Women’s Amateur hosted at the par-71, 6,488-yard Country Club of Charleston beginning Monday, Aug. 5-11. She tees off at 11:50 a.m. CST Monday and 6:50 a.m. Tuesday.

“This event hosts the top amateurs in the world, so I’ve been working hard to ensure I am ready to play the best I can,” McDonald said. “I have been playing pretty well the last few weeks so I’m excited to get on the course and compete. Having already won the North and South, I have a little more confidence knowing I’ve won in this format and have already beaten some of the top players in this field.”

McDonald enters the event as the 12th-ranked amateur in the world and the third-ranked amateur in the United States after winning the North and South Amateur at Pinehurst just two short weeks ago.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur begins with two rounds of stroke play and the top 64 players out of 156 advance to match play.

McDonald, who is known for her prowess in match play, dominated the North and South Amateur match play rounds as she defeated defending NCAA national champion Annie Park of USC 1-up in order to advance to the finals.

During her sophomore campaign, McDonald led the Lady Bulldogs to their first NCAA Championships appearance as she won the NCAA Central Regional with a school-record 10-under-par 206. She also broke or tied every individual single-season record during the year.

The Fulton, Miss., native earned First Team All-America honors, as well All-SEC and All-American Scholar laurels, following the single-most successful season in Mississippi State golf history.

“Ally has always been a tremendous player and an even better individual but she has taken her game to another level this summer,” fourth-year MSU head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said. “We saw her take steps during the season and knew she was getting close to winning some big events. Now she has the opportunity to prove she is one of the top amateurs in the world.”

The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of the USGA's original three championships. It was first conducted in 1895, shortly after the inaugural U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open. The Women’s Amateur has since been conducted every year except 1917-18, when it was temporarily suspended because of World War I, and 1942-45, when it was suspended because of World War II.

Updates will be provided on the Mississippi State women’s golf Twitter account, @HailStateWG, and Facebook page,


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