On April 23, 2019, 15-year-old Holmdel High School freshman Megha Ganne qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open after winning the 36-hole sectional qualifying round at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. She finished at +11 at the LPGA major after two rounds, and failed to make the cut. Megha currently ranks 15th in the Rolex American Junior Golf Association rankings. In her last match before the suspension of competition due to coronavirus, Megha finished tied for third at the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex.
Since then, Ganne has continued to ascend the amateur rankings. Now 19, she will be making her third start at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the premier women’s amateur golf event. In both 2021 and 2022, she missed the cut after 36 holes at Champions Retreat Golf Club. Only 30 players get to compete in the revered final round at Augusta National.
Chrampanis, Rich. (2019). Holmdel Freshman Qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open. The Two River Times, Red Bank, N.J., May 3, 2019. Available: https://tworivertimes.com/holmdel-freshman-qualifies-for-u-s-womens-open/
Eubanks, Steve. (2021). Teenage Amateur Megha Ganne Impresses at Olympic In More Ways Than One. LPGA, June 4,2021. Available: https://www.lpga.com/news/2021/teenage-amateur-megha-ganne-impresses-at-olympic-in-more-ways-than-one
Megha Ganne. (2021). American Junior Golf Association. Available: https://www.ajga.org/player/megha-ganne