Schuster and Rischer Earn Medalist and Junior Medalist Honors at WSGA Amateur Championship Qualifying

Briefly: Katherine Schuster from Clemson University led the field most of the day before carding a five-under 67. Schuster started strong, recording three birdies in the first three holes during the second round of qualifying for the WSGA Amateur Championship in Tuscaloosa, AL. She closed the day with a lengthy birdie putt on the 18th, cruising to a 3-shot lead over the rest of the players and earning medalist honors in the final round of qualifying.


1 Katherine Schuster Outer Banks, NC -3 67
T2 Kendall Turner Chesapeake, VA E 74
T2 Audrey Rischer Columbia, MO E 72
T4 Morgan Ellison Peachtree City, GA +4 72
T4 Anna Claire Bridge Collierville, TN +4 73
T4 Taryn Walker Prospect, KY +4 73

In Contention: Katherine Schuster, born and raised in Outer Banks, North Carolina, dominated Ol’ Colony Golf Complex today recording a 5-under 67, the best round of the day by five shots. Schuster plays collegiately at Clemson University as a Junior. Kendall Turner, the leader after Monday’s round of qualifying and Audrey Rischer sat close behind Schuster, both ending the day tied for second at even par. Rischer earned Junior Medalist after Tuesday’s qualifying round and will advance to match play with some momentum and confidence in her play amongst already collegiate

Thirty-two players posted rounds inside the cut line of 14-over to qualify for the Amateur Championship bracket, with the first two rounds of match play beginning tomorrow. The golfers will be seeded in their matches and face their prospective opponents starting early Wednesday morning. Visit the bracket for match play here.

Weather: The weather was beautiful Tuesday at Ol’ Colony. Threats of morning storms simply disappeared, leaving way to lots of sunshine, humidity, and blue skies. Although the heat was apparent, golfers were thankful for no rain delays, leading to a smooth, steady day of play.

Golf Course: Built in 2000, Ol’ Colony is a Jerry Pate designed 18-hole championship golf course with 25 acres of lakes that come into play on several holes. The Bermuda grass fairways and greens are very well maintained. A premier golfing destination renowned for its challenging layout and stunning natural beauty hosted the 2022 DI Men’s Golf Regional.

What’s Next: Match play will start in the morning at 7:30 a.m. The round of thirty-two and round of sixteen will both take place tomorrow.

More Info: For more information on the 2024 Women’s Southern Amateur click here.