Maddie Szeryk of London makes LPGA major debut at the U.S. Women’s Open

Through the front nine of a practice round on the eve of the U.S. Women’s Open, London’s Maddie Szeryk said the scale of the event is incomparable.

“The clubhouse is amazing, everything is perfect. Seeing all the big players that you watch on TV, it just has a different feel to it,” said Szeryk, 20, who makes her LPGA major debut on Thursday.

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Szeryk only found out she would be heading to the tournament on Monday. She had all but wrapped up her first round of the North and South Women’s Amateur Championship in Pinecrest, N.C.

On the 18th hole she pulled her drive left and was in some trouble. That’s when Tristan Mullally, the coach of Canada’s women’s team, pulled her aside.

“I’ve got good news and bad news,” Szeryk said Mullally told her. “Bad news is you’re not playing tomorrow, good news is you’re going to the U.S. Open (after being elevated from alternate).”

Szeryk finished the hole with a bogey and was off. She flew to Bedminster, N.J., that night. “I didn’t care, I just wanted to finish and get on my flight.”

The Londoner’s been on a roll this year. She’s won the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship and the Women’s Western Golf Association Championship, while as a member of the golf team at Texas A&M University she placed second at the Dickson and the Seminole Match-Up, 10th at the NCAA Columbus Regionals, fifth at the SEC championship, sixth at the Brickyard Collegiate and medalled at the Dr. Donnis Invitational. The junior was also named to her third All-SEC first team.

The U.S. Open will be Szeryk’s seventh LPGA event.

Szeryk tees off at the first round of the U.S. Open at the Trump National Golf Club on Thursday at 8:57 a.m.

“It is the U.S. Open, but it is just golf. You have to just play the course like normal and treat it likes it’s any other tournament,” she said.

From her practice round-and-a-half, Szeryk said it’s the greens that look to be tricky at the biggest tournament she has played.

“We took a lot of good notes. I drove the ball well today, so hopefully that will continue the next few days.”

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