August 12, 1999 |
Kellee Booth, the nation's top-ranked amateur, rallied for two victories Wednesday in the U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Championship and record-setting medalist Natalie Gulbis lost in the second round. Candie Kung of Fountain Valley scored the biggest upset of the day and also won twice. Booth, a former Arizona State star from Coto de Caza who is expected to turn pro following this event, advanced to the round of 16 for the fourth time in the last six years.
August 13, 1998
Kellee Booth has a special desire to win the U.S. Women's Amateur title. After all, it's just about the only amateur championship her mother never won. "I definitely have a big goal in mind this week," Booth said. "I want to do this week what my mother couldn't." Booth shot a six-under-par 66 Wednesday at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich., shattering all stroke play qualifying records to run away with medalist honors.
June 16, 1998
Kellee Booth, a four-time All-American golfer at Arizona State, has been selected to compete on the U.S. Curtis Cup team for its biennial match against a team from Great Britain and Ireland, Aug. 1-2, in Minneapolis. Booth, 22, who graduated from Santa Margarita High, played on the 1996 Curtis Cup team and has a record of 0-1 in foursomes competition and 1-1 in singles.
June 3, 1998 |
Miscellany Kellee Booth, a senior on the Arizona State golf team, is the winner of the Honda Award as the top collegiate women's golfer. Booth, a former Santa Margarita High standout, finished fourth in the NCAA tournament, helping the Sun Devils to their second consecutive team title and third in her four years at the school. Alan Burke hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning and the visiting Vigilantes beat Reno, 14-5.
April 18, 1998 |
There's little doubt Kellee Booth could make a comfortable living playing professional golf. A three-time All-American at Arizona State (almost certainly on her way to a fourth such honor), Booth has risen to the top of the game at every level: junior, amateur and collegiate. So as she enters her final month of college golf ranked third in the nation, Booth is starting to plan her next step. The surprise is that it might not be the LPGA Tour. Would you believe graduate school?
May 22, 1996 |
There's no doubt Arizona State golfer Kellee Booth is a winner. She won the 1993 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship and more than a score of other junior golf trophies and is the nation's top-ranked female amateur. But after nearly two full years with the Sun Devils, Booth has yet to win a collegiate tournament. So is there a problem? Is Booth, who grew up in Coto de Caza and attended Santa Margarita High, losing it? No way, said Arizona State Coach Linda Vollstedt.