Megan Khang booked entry into her third US Golf Association event of the summer, qualifying for next month’s US Girls’ Junior by shooting a 75 at Foxborough Country Club this week.
Khang, a 14-year-old from Rockland, has also qualified for next week’s US Women’s Amateur Public Links in Neshanic Station, N.J., and will make her debut in the US Women’s Open July 5-8 at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis.
Khang was the medalist at Foxborough, and earned one of four available spots in the US Girls’ Junior, which is July 16-21 at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif. Khang has now qualified for the past four US Girls’ Juniors, making match play each of the last two years.
Isabel Southard of Sharon shot 78 at Foxborough and also qualified, as did Allisen Corpuz (77) of Honolulu, and Christine Schmitt (81) of Pittsford, N.Y., who won a playoff against Nicol Scola of Westerly, R.I., and Vinh-Hoa Ngo of Newton.
Count her in
Brittany Altomare, a 21-year-old from Shrewsbury who just completed her junior year at Virginia, will also be playing in this year’s US Women’s Open. She shot a 36-hole total of 149 at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., finishing third and taking one of seven spots. Altomare, who will also be in the field at next week’s US Women’s Amateur Public Links, played in the US Open in 2009 and 2010 . . . Altomare is fresh off a victory at the Massachusetts Women’s Open, beating Khang by two shots at Mount Pleasant Country Club. Altomare shot 70-71 to shake Khang (70-73), who was runner-up for the second year in a row . . . Connor Greenleaf of Windham, N.H., was one of three players to earn spots in the US Junior Amateur at a qualifier this week at Atkinson Resort & Country Club. Greenleaf shot 68-73 to claim medalist honors. Also advancing were Brian Butler of West Hartford and Art Griffin of Lake Placid, N.Y. The US Junior Amateur is July 16-21 at the Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H. A second local qualifier will be held June 25 at Longmeadow Country Club . . . The Braintree Junior Four-Ball tournament is June 26, with spots still available. Anyone wishing to play can visit www.braintreegolf.com or call 781-843-9781.
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With the summer solstice coming up (it’s June 20, which marks the longest day of the year), why not do something unique related to golf to mark the occasion? Solstice Golf is a 54-hole tournament, played in one day, at Sterling National Country Club. The event will be on June 25 and is scheduled to start at 7 a.m., with all competitors playing their own ball in all three rounds. The entry fee of $250 covers golf, cart, breakfast, lunch, and steak dinner, with prizes being awarded for gross and net divisions, and closest to the pin contests. All proceeds benefit the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund. If you’d like to play, register at www.solsticegolf.com . . . Postponed by rain, the Get Golf Ready women’s clinic has been rescheduled for Tuesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Norwood Country Club. Cost is $25, equipment rentals are available, and the event will include a cocktail reception. To register, call 781-769-5880 . . . The two-day “TGC for the Troops’’ tournament at the Golf Club of Cape Cod is sold out, but the club has added a Hire-a-Hero Veterans’ Job Fair on July 8 from 1-3 p.m. Veterans are admitted free and will be able to meet with career specialists to address job skills and résumé building, and local businesses are being asked to participate. Tickets are also available for the post-tournament awards dinner on July 9. For information on either, call 508-457-7200 . . . Providing a free summer camp experience for children of military personnel is the goal for this year’s West Suburban YMCA Children’s Charity Golf Tournament, scheduled for July 16 at Woodland Golf Club in Newton. This is the ninth year of the tournament; the first eight have raised more than $970,000. The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program have joined the initiative this year. If you’d like to play in or sponsor the tournament, visit www.westsuburbanymca.org or call 617-244-6050, extension 3099.