Dodd and Sims Tee-It-Up In US Amateur This Week
Aug. 6, 2012
By Gary Petit (@GaryWFU), Wake Forest Media Relations
The tournament gets underway on Monday with the first of two 18-hole stroke play rounds. After the second round on Tuesday, the top 64 players will them move on to match play, which will determine a champion on Sunday.
Dodd shot a round of 71 on July 11 at the Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club to finish second in her qualifier. The rising-sophomore has experience in USGA events as she finished runner-up last year in the US Women's Amateur Publinks Championship and then later played in the2011 US Amateur. As a freshman for the Deacons last season, Dodd finished tied for third on the team with a 76.9 scoring average.
Sims will be a freshman for the Demon Deacons this coming fall. She advanced to the championship after firing a round of 70 at the SAPONA COUNTRY CLUB in Lexington, N.C. Sims is one of the top junior players in the country and is ranked in the top-30 in the class of 2012 according to juniorgolfscoreboard.com. She qualified for the U.S. Juniors in both 2009 and 2010.
Dodd begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning while Sims will start at 8:10 a.m. Follow USGA.org for all of the scores.