The 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship tees off April 25-29 with six JGAA members entering the field at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Florida.
The local qualifying tournament was held January 27 at Pebblecreek Golf Resort with Abbey Schutte, 15, and Kendall Todd, 16, taking medalist honors shooting a 10-under-par 62. Both are from Goodyear and have been JGAA members since 2013. Schutte recently won the Warren Schutte Invitational, a coveted PING Junior Masters Series tournament on the JGAA schedule bearing the name of her father, while Todd placed ninth in the same event. Todd also posted seven top-10 finishes in 10 JGAA events entered in 2019.
Kailani Deedon, 14, Mesa and Gracie McGovern, 13, of Scottsdale, qualified with a 9-under-par 63. Deedon, a member since 2016, notched nine top-10 finishes in JGAA play in 2019 including a T3 performance at the USGA Girls Junior Amateur Qualifier. Gracie McGovern joins Deedon with an impressive record that includes 2019 highlights of a T2 finish at the State Junior Golf Championship and a second-place finish at the New Year Classic.
The final pair to qualify is made up of Mattison Frick, 15, of Peoria and Carolyn Fuller, 15, of Phoenix, shooting an 8-under-par 64. Frick joined the JGAA in 2016 and has entered an average of 16 tournaments each year since, with a recent win at the New Year Classic. Fuller, who came in fourth, notched seven top-10 finishes in 14 events entered in 2019, and has been playing in JGAA tournaments since 2015.