Grinnell native Jennie Arsenault will play in the U.S. Women’s Open later this month in Newport, Rhode Island. The University of Virginia freshman tied for medalist honors at a sectional qualifier in Michigan on Monday. Her 36-hole total of 147 was good enough to allow her to grab one of 17 qualifying spots from a field of 86 golfers.
Arsenault says she’s excited as this has always been a goal for her.
As with most U.S. Opens Arsenault expects the course to be demanding. She says she’s been working on her irons and long woods as the course should be long.
Arsenault talks about her goals for the tournament. She says it would “be awesome” if she could make the cut and just stay in contention.
The tournament will begin on June 29th.