CHARLESTON, SC July 11, 2014 – College of Charleston rising senior C.C. Buford (San Antonio, Texas) parred her first playoff hole to earn a spot in the U.S. Women’s Amateur to be held on Aug. 4-10 at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y.
After shooting a 3-over par 73 in the qualifier held at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver, Colo., Buford won a playoff for the fourth and final spot to the U.S. Women’s Amateur over Tori Glen of the University of Colorado. She becomes the first CofC women’s golfer to compete in the prestigious tournament since former Southern Conference Player of the Year Angie Hill participated back in 2005.
“This was really nerve racking,” said Buford, who did not start playing golf until the age of 14. “This was my first playoff ever, especially in this setting, so I was nervous. I am very excited. It means a lot to be able to represent my team and my school by qualifying.”
Buford, the only rising senior on this year’s Cougar squad, has also played well on the Texas Collegiate Tour this summer garnering a first-place finish as well as two second-place finishes.
“I am happy to see C.C.’s hard work payoff,” CofC Head Coach Jamie Futrell said. “She has been a great leader on our team and is going to have a great senior year for the Cougars.”
CofC will open up its fall season with the Powerade Cougar Classic on Sept. 14-16. The tournament, hosted at Yeamans Hall Club, will boast 11 of the Top 25 teams from the 2013-14 season including defending national champion Duke.