July 6, 2011
By Zach Stipe, Media Relations Assistant
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former Lady Vol All-American golfer Young-A Yang will compete in the 66th U.S. Women's Open from Thursday through Sunday at The Broadmoor.
Yang, who is in a group with Brittany Johnson and Gabriella Then, will start the first round from hole No. 10 at 2:31 p.m. Thursday. On Friday she will tee off from No. 1 at 9:01 a.m.
This year's U.S. Women's Open will feature the longest course in the tournament's history - 7,054 yards. The course also features thick rough as well as elevated and difficult greens.
The U.S. Women's Open is one of four major championships on the LPGA Tour and is the longest running event, beginning in 1946.
Yang was a four-time All-American at Tennessee from 1999-2002, where she collected a UT-record 26 top-10 finishes and 36 rounds of par or better.
She has competed on the LPGA Tour since 2003, playing in 155 tournaments and earning nearly $700,000 in prize money. Her best career finish came at the 2004 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic, as she captured runner-up honors. She is competing in her fifth U.S. Women's Open.
For more information on the tournament go to usga.org.