WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women’s golf program had a trio of alums compete at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship in early November. Marie (Boss) Burns (’08), Katie Dwyer (’08) and Connie Isler (’05) all played in one of the top national championships, looking to earn the automatic invitation to the U.S. Women’s Open.
Burns, Dwyer and Isler were three of 132 players to reach the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, out of 427 players who played in qualifying tournaments. Both Dwyer and Isler qualified together, shooting an 80 and 81, respectively, at the Concord Country Club in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Burns earned her spot by carding a 74 in a qualifying tournament at the Firewheel Golf Park in Garland, Texas.
The trio of Hoyas competed in 36 holes of stroke play on Nov. 11-12, with the top 64 players advancing to rounds of match play elimination. Isler was the only one of the three to advance out of stroke play, shooting a 10-over par 154 over the first two days to finish in a tie for 35th. Both Burns (25-over par 169) and Dwyer (27-over par 171) failed to make the cut, which was a modest 16-over par.
Isler advanced to the round of 64, where she fell in match play to Caryn Wilson in the third hole of a playoff.
The U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur was played at the Cypress Creek Course at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. Originally scheduled to be played the week of Oct. 7-12 at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Florida, the tournament was postponed and relocated due to flooding and damage from Hurricane Irma.