Recent San José State graduate and the 2016-17 Mountain West Women’s Golfer of the Year My Leander qualified for and played at the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open at the Kingsbarns Golf Links, Scotland, this past weekend.
Playing as an amateur, Leander qualified for the tournament by shooting a three-under and finishing fifth at final qualifying on Monday, July 31, just days before play began at the Women’s British Open.
Leander started the four-round tournament strong with a one-under 71 in the first round and a two-under 70 in the second round. She was just one of three amateurs to make the cut. Her final two rounds, she shot 77 and 79 to finish nine-over and in 77th place.
Leander is third Spartan in the last six years to play in the Women’s British Open. Juli Inkster tied for 23rd in 2012, while Pat Hurst tied for 49th in 2011.