GGGA Students Dubsky, Dechathipat Qualify for U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship
June 4, 2012
GGGA students Harley Dubsky and Mai Dechathipat both qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship Sunday.
They even did so at separate qualifying sites, some 1,400 miles apart.
Dubsky, 16, of Valparaiso, Ind., qualified with an even-par 72 at Washington County Golf Course in Hartford, Wisc. Dubsky is a student in the Full-Time Junior Program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy and has been an alternate the last two years for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.
Dechathipat, 14, of Bangkok, Thailand, qualified with a 1-over 73 at The Links at Boynton Beach in Boynton Beach, Fla. Dechathipat is also a student in the Full-Time Junior Program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy.
The 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship will get underway in two weeks at Neshanic Valley Golf Course June 18-23 in Neshanic Station, N.J. The course will be played at 6,195 yards as a par of 72 for 156 of the best female golfers.
The tournament begins with two rounds of stroke play, followed by match play among the top 64 qualifying players. Matches are played over 18 holes with a 36-hole championship match.
But make no mistake, Gilchrist’s students are well versed to the event and it’s format. Two of his students have won the championship before.
While under Gilchrist’s guidance Michelle Wie won in 2003 and current student and World No. 1 Yani Tseng won in 2004.
Based at the Mission Inn Resort & Club, 40 minutes outside of Orlando, Fla., the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy is the leading full-time junior golf academy in the world. The Academy is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, evident through exclusive relationships with Montverde Academy, an acclaimed private college preparatory school, and the American Junior Golf Association.
As part of GGGA’s partnership with the AJGA, the academy is the official title sponsor of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series, an AJGA tournament series reserved for the world's top 12-15 year-old golfers.
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy features a boarding program for junior golfers and the following programs: Full-Time Junior Program, Post-Graduate Program, summer golf camp, winter golf camp and golf lessons and programs for adults, amateurs and professionals.
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