Pieper Qualifies for USGA Championship
Pieper earned one of three spots in a sudden death playoff.

June 5, 2014

EDINA, Minn. - Boise State women's golfer Haliee Pieper qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, Tuesday.

The 2014 Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, a United States Golf Association event, will be played July 14-19, at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

"I'm really proud of Haliee, and excited for her considering since she didn't play for most of last year," head coach Nicole Bird said. "She worked really hard on her game, especially course management and technique. It's exciting to see it pay off. I know she can compete against the best in the world, and now she gets to prove it."

Pieper, from Watertown, S.D., carded a 1-over 74 at the par-73, 5,746-yard Braemar Golf Course. She birdied two of her final three holes to finish tied for second place with two others, but with three golfers tied for two spots, headed to a sudden death playoff.

She drained a par putt on the first hole of the playoff, earning a trip to the championship tournament.

At the Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, the field will begin with two rounds of stroke play. The field will then be cut to 64, and match play will ensue thereafter.

Pieper competed in just one event during her debut season with Boise State in 2013-14, but was sidelined for a majority of the year with an injury.

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