The 2023 U.S. Women’s Open is going to be special.
For the first time in its history, Pebble Beach Golf Links is set to host a women’s major championship. The best women golfers in the world will soon be competing on the cliffs of the Monterey Peninsula, battling for the Harton S. Semple trophy.
Among those in the field will be Amy Olson.
Olson earned a spot by shooting a second-round 6-under 138 at a USGA qualifier at Somerset Country Club in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.
Sure, earning medalist honors with her performance is impressive, but doing so while six months pregnant brings the accomplishment to another level.
“I wanted a shot at it because it’s Pebble. That was the big motivation and it’ll be my last tournament before the baby comes, so it’s a good way to go out,” she told the Minnesota Golf Association.
A second-round 66 lifted professional @AmyOlsonGolf to medalist honors and a spot in the field at the 2023 @uswomensopen @PebbleBeachGolf. Olson shoots 6-under 138 at Somerset Country Club. pic.twitter.com/ZTrIY22EP6
— Minnesota Golf Association (@MNGolfAssn) May 23, 2023
In five major starts last season, Olson missed four cuts and tied for 60th at the U.S. Women’s Open. Her best finish in a major is a tie for second, which she’s done twice: the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2018 Evian Championship.
She’ll be easy to root for come July 6-9.