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Hall two short of US Mid-Am cut

​​US Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, Champions Golf Club, Texas, November 11 - 16

  • 10 November 2017

​Caption: Hilary Hall (Enniscrone) at this year's Women's Interprovincial Matches (Photo: Pat Cashman)

Hilary Hall competed at the 2017 US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. Unfortunately after rounds of 79 and 83, Hilary fell two shots short of the 36 hole cut for the match play stages.

Originally scheduled to be played in October at Quail Creek Country Club in Florida, the tournament was forced to be relocated due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, which caused flooding and extensive damage to Quail Creek’s course and clubhouse. 

Hall, originally from the US, has represented Connacht for the last number of years. Having begun her golf journey at 12 years of age, she spent her college years at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, on a golf scholarship. It was there that she met her future husband Iain and after getting married in 2013 they moved to the West of Ireland.

A four year break from the game to focus on her career ended in 2014 when she decided to enter the Leinster Women’s Championship at Ardee. In her own words she was “back in the saddle”, returning to golf on her own terms, for the sheer enjoyment. 

In order to qualify for the US Women’s Mid-Amateur, Hall, who now plays her golf at Enniscrone, competed at the qualifier at Blue Hill CC in Canton, Mass in August. Firing a 3-over 75, she earned medallist honours over the field of 22, securing her a coveted spot in the field this week. 

Hilary tees off at 12:15pm local time alongside Sarah Mathews and Maggie Leef, both from the US.

Full Championship information can be found on the USGA website HERE