Mateo headed to Pebble Beach for U.S. Women's Open
PROVO, Utah — Former BYU women’s golfer Allysha Mae Mateo has qualified for and will tee it up at the 78th United States Women’s Open, July 6-9 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
“Qualifying for the U.S. Open is so exciting for me, and to play at Pebble Beach makes it even better,” Mateo said. “I’m excited to play in a tournament with so much history and to test my game against the best players in the world.”
The U.S. Women’s Open is one of four flagship, professional events hosted by the United States Golf Association. It was first played in 1946 and is the longest-running event on the LPGA Tour. The 2023 playing will be the 78th edition of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship and the first to be hosted by Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Mateo was a five-year starter for the Cougars who graduated in April from BYU’s Marriott School of Business with a Master of Accountancy degree and a 3.94 GPA. She will join a field comprised of 150 players which includes 72 of the top 75 golfers in the latest Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. BYU women’s golf head coach Carrie Roberts will be on the bag for Mateo at the event.
“I’m super excited for Allysha Mae to experience one of the premier events in women’s golf,” Roberts said. “This will be the biggest event she has ever played in and will be an amazing opportunity for her to get a taste of playing in a major championship on the LPGA Tour. She has worked incredibly hard, has earned this opportunity and I couldn’t be prouder of her.”
During her BYU career, the Honolulu, Hawaii native competed in 53 events and played 149 rounds with a career scoring average of 73.6. In five seasons, including the COVID-shortened 2019-20 campaign, Mateo finished 38 times in the top 25, earned 30 top-15 finishes, 25 top 10s, 15 top 5s and two individual victories.
The recent graduate’s final season in Cougar blue cemented her as a BYU great. Mateo teed it up in all 13 events for BYU in 2022-23 while notching the third-lowest scoring average in program history (72.71). Of the 13 events, the senior captain recorded 11 top-25 finishes, 10 top 15s, nine top 10s, four top 5s and took home the Miami Hurricane Invitational title.
Following her BYU career, Mateo now sets her sights on LPGA Tour Qualifying School Aug. 28-31.
“Qualifying for and being able to compete at the U.S. Open will be a great test of where my game is,” Mateo said. “Being able to measure where I fit in with some of the best players in the game will be great preparation for Q-school.”
More information regarding the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open, purchasing tickets, the complete field list, live scoring and more are available at uswomensopen.com.
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