The odds of landing a berth in the U.S. Women's Open from the sectional qualifier at Pebble Creek GC in Becker, Minnesota, were remote at best.

There were 43 golfers competing in the 36-hole event, all for one spot in the championship field July 7 through 10 at CordeValle at San Martin, California.

University of Wisconsin golfers Gabby Curtis of Altoona and Brooke Ferrell of Edgerton came up short in their quest to play in a women's major. Curtis shot rounds of 77 and 75 and tied for eighth place, her 8-over-par total of 152 finishing eight shots behind winner Jin Yan, who shot a par of even-par 72s.

Amy Anderson, 23, an LPGA Tour player from Oxbow, North Dakota, won a playoff for first alternate over Sarah Burnham, a sophomore at Michigan State, after the two shots 145. Burnham, of Maple Grove, Minnesota, won last year's Minnesota qualifier by three shots over Osceola's Casey Danielson.

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