The 83rd Women’s TRANS National Amateur Championship, a 72-hole stroke play event, is being hosted at the beautiful Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club in Truckee, Calif. After the first round on this demanding 6,389 yard course, seventeen-year old, Ashlan Ramsey from Milledgeville, Georgia is the sole leader after firing a four-under par 68. She said that her score was a direct result of hitting 14 greens in regulation and a strong short game. Ramsey, has had a very impressive summer so far having won the Women’s Western Amateur Championship and a week later the Women’s Eastern Championship. This incoming freshman to Clemson University has qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur and will also be teeing it up at the North/South in Pinehurst before the summer’s end.
The next closest competitor is local Katelyn Wright from Incline Village, a senior who plays for the University of Nebraska. Wright is tied with Sara Scarlett from Woodland, California, and Sarah Schmelzel from Phoenix, Arizona who both scored 1-under par 71s. Former TRANS champion, Mia Piccio from the Philippines posted 73 followed closely by South Korean and 2011 TRANS champion, Julie Yang who posted 76.
There are 9 countries represented in the TRANS championship this year. There are 10 junior girls that are 17 or under, 6 seniors (50 and older), and 12 university teams from the United States.