Spartans News · Simley Golfer Qualifies for US Open!


It was a remarkable day for one member of the Simley Girls Golf Team, and there was no high school match on the schedule. Simley junior captain Isabella McCauley played 36 holes on Monday at Somerset Country Club in a regional qualifier for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. To say she played well would be a vast understatement. The 36 player field was made up of some of the best players in the region, and from around the world. Among the players vying for one of the coveted top two spots were many division 1 college golfers, the reigning BIG 10 individual champion, and several LPGA tour veterans. It was clear from the beginning that McCauley was not intimidated. McCauley started her day red-hot, rolling in 3 birdies on the first 9 holes. A steady back nine closed out her 1-under par opening round of 71 and put her in a great position starting round two. The second round really took off on the 12th hole when she holed out for eagle from 52 yards away! McCauley added birdies on the 15th and 17th holes to put her in 2nd place alone. After steadying herself on the 18th green, McCauley rolled in an 8-foot sliding putt to save par and earn herself entry into the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open at the Olympic Golf Club on June 3rd-6th in San Francisco, California! Congratulations Bella!