July 23, 2011
By Megan Spedden, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
DUNCAN, British Columbia -- Lady Vol golfer Chessey Thomas (Spokane, Wash.) staged a strong finish in the Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur Championship, taking sixth place in a field of over 120 competitors on Friday. The tournament, held in Duncan, British Columbia, featured golfers representing five countries and serves as a qualifier for the Canadian Women's Open and the US Women's Amateur.
Thomas shot a 79 in the first qualifying round before settling in and shooting par (72) in the second round of qualifiers. She made the cut as the tournament field was narrowed to 70 competitors after 36 holes.
After qualifying, the Tennessee sophomore played quality golf, shooting +1 over the tournament's final 36 holes and working her way to a sixth place finish.
Thomas' finish marks the second strong showing for rising Lady Vol sophomores this week. Classmate Kaitlyn Rohrback took the Maryland Women's Amateur title with a match play win Thursday.