BOULDER – University of Colorado women’s golfers Alexis Keating and Jamie Oleksiew are ramping up for their junior seasons with summer amateur competitions.
Keating, an Elma, Wash. native, shot a 74 in the United States Women’s Amateur Public Links Qualifier at the Home Course in DuPont, Wash., also the site of the U.S. WAPL Championship being held from July 14-19. Keating was one of eight golfers to qualify in the region.
Oleksiew, a Vancouver, British Columbia native, recently competed in the Florida State Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship. Oleksiew shot a 5-over par 149 at the par-72, 36-hole tournament, and though she lost in the first round of match play, she placed third in the medal play portion of the tournament. Last summer, Oleksiew won the 2013 British Columbia Junior Girls Championship.
Former CU standout Jess Wallace (2010-12), a current Symetra Tour professional, will become the first Buffalo to compete in the U.S. Women’s Open, which runs from June 19-22 at North Carolina’s Pinehurst Resort and Country Club. This will be the first time that the men’s and women’s tournaments will be held back-to-back on the same course.