Jao-Javanil is one of five players ranked in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking’s Top 25 in the field, joining No. 8 Annie Park, No. 10 Kyung Kim, No. 23 Grace Na and No. 24 Kelly Shon.
But the home-course advantage will only be enjoyed by a few.
“I think it’s going to make a huge difference,” said Tanguay, a 2013 third-team All-American and currently No. 65 in the amateur rankings. “I’ve been here for quite a bit, and knowing the conditions is going to be a big advantage. There’s thick rough and the greens are pretty fast. I think just knowing how the course plays is a huge advantage.”
The action begins at 7:30 a.m. today. The event is free and open to the public.
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