Former Husker Named Champion at US Women’s Open

Former Husker Elizabeth Kuhlkin was named Champion of the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open in Orlando, Fla.

The tournament began Monday and ran through Saturday evening, beginning with a series of qualifying rounds to determine the top 36 competitors. Those 36 players then moved on to play 8 games of qualifying to cut to the top 24 players. The top 24 players then moved on to play 8 games of head-to-head match play to discover the top 5 players who advanced to the stepladder finals.

Kuhlkin remained undefeated, taking the championship match against Stephanie Johnson 218-196 and securing the title of 2018 U.S. Women’s Open Champion. Kuhlkin ended the tournament with an average of 217.78