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Never fear, there will be a Woods at Pinehurst: Cheyenne qualifies for Women's U.S. Open

May 29, 2014

There will be a golfer named Woods at Pinehurst next month -- just maybe not the one you expected.

On the same day that her uncle, Tiger Woods, officially withdrew from the U.S. Open, Cheyenne Woods qualified for the U.S. Women's Open that will be played the following week. Woods shot a 36-hole total of 141 at a sectional qualifying at The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz., and then tweeted this:

Woods' second round was highlighted by a back-nine 32 to grab one of three available spots. She will play in her second U.S. Women's Open, having missed the cut in 2012 at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisc.

Earlier this year, Woods, 23, picked up her first win on a major professional tour at the Volvik RAC Ladies Masters. The former ACC champion while at Wake Forest has been splitting her time between the European and Symetra Tours.