14-year-old Grace Summerhays becomes 4th woman to qualify for Utah State Am

14-year-old Grace Summerhays becomes 4th woman to qualify for Utah State Am



Grace Summerhays made history on June 19, becoming the fourth woman to qualify for the Utah State Amateur in its 121-year history.

 

The 14-year-old daughter of former PGA Tour pro Boyd Summerhays shot 1-over 73 at Glen Eagle Golf Course to finish T-15 and easily qualify. Summerhays played from the same tees as the male competitors. Ryan Budge was medalist at 4-under 68.

 

“It feels great to join the women that have played in the State Am before me. This has been one of my goals for a while and it feels amazing and is so special to me. It is so great to be one of four women to qualify for the Utah State Amateur and be named alongside such great golfers.”

 

Summerhays' brother, Preston, became the youngest champion in the event's history last year at 16. Boyd is the youngest male to qualify for the State Am, at the age of 12 in 1992. Touring pro Daniel Summerhays, Grace's cousin, won the event in 2000 and 2001.

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