Sadie Engleman, qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur by shooting 71 at the Desert Forest Club in Arizona. Engleman is scheduled to graduate from high school in 2020 and plays at Austin Country Club.
Engleman holds the Women’s course record at Austin Country Club with a score of 63. She was 12 years old when she recorded that score. She has enjoyed success in junior tournaments at an early age and is currently ranked 90th in the Polo Junior golf rankings for junior girls up to the age of 18. She has a long way to go to catch another pair of Austin Junior golfers in those rankings.
Kaitlyn Papp, who also plays at Austin Country Club and has another year to play at Lake Travis High School, is currently ranked number 1 in the country. Click here to see those rankings.
Kristen Gillman, who just graduated from Lake Travis High School is ranked number three. Gillman beat the current LPGA star Brooke Henderson in the final match of the U.S. Women’s Amateur two years ago to claim that title.
So, while Engleman may be a bit behind these gals in the junior golf rankings, she has four years to reach a similar position. Chances are it can happen.