Although Alessandra Liu represents Horsham's Commonwealth National Golf Club in competitions, the Bala Cynwyd native and Lower Merion High School graduate is hoping that her vague knowledge of and close proximity to Springfield's Rolling Green help her next week in the 116th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
Liu, the 14th-ranked women's amateur in America and 36th-ranked in the world, will tee off at Rolling Green – which is a mere hop, skip, and jump from her childhood home in Montgomery County – at 7:37 AM Monday.
"I played the front nine there in a high-school match against Springfield, and played the full 18 one other time," said Liu. "So I'm not super familiar with the course. I'm know its type, though. It has a lot of valleys, is very hilly, and has a thick rough."
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