Anderson plays well in Sunday's final round at U.S. Women's Open
Amy Anderson finished her first professional golf tournament with a solid round Sunday.
The North Dakota State golfer from Oxbow, N.D. and Birchmont women's champion in 2008, carded a 3-over par 74 for her fourth and final round at the U.S. Women's Open at the Broadmoor golf course in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Anderson, one of five amateurs of the 72 players who made the cut at the Open, finished 63rd in the rain-hampered 72-hole event at 17-over par.
So Yeon Ryu won the tournament Monday, forcing a playoff with a birdie on the last hole of regulation and finishing 2-under-par in a three-hole playoff against fellow South Korean Hee Kyung Seo.
"A little disappointing basically because I was 2 under after the first round, but overall, honestly, it was just a positive experience, Anderson said.
Anderson celebrated her 19th birthday Sunday, playing against the top professional women's golfers in the world.
"I couldn't ask for a better place to celebrate it," Anderson said.
Anderson led the tournament early and shot a 2-under par 69 for her first round. She fired a 77 in her second round to make the cut, followed by an 81 in her third round, which she completed Sunday.
Weather interrupted play on all four days of the tournament, causing an unusual flow to the event. Anderson completed 12 holes Thursday and six holes Friday. She played 54 holes over her final two days at the tournament. She completed 21 holes Saturday and 33 holes Sunday.
"With the rain delays I was having to get up at 5 o'clock basically every morning, 4:30 (a.m.) this morning," Anderson said Sunday. "Physically that's draining because you're not getting enough sleep. ... You're just constantly out here having to be ready to go, rain delay, no rain delay."
Anderson had two birdies and five bogeys in her final round where she hit 12 of 14 fairways. Anderson shot par on her final nine holes of the championship.
"I really enjoyed being here," Anderson said.
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