COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- Texas A&M sophomore-to-be golfer Chelsea Mocio will tee it up with the world's best golfers at the 2011 U.S. Women's Open July 7-10 at The Broadmoor East Course.
Mocio, from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas, will tee off at 2:58 p.m. (central) from the first hole and will be paired with Ryann O'Toole of San Clemente, Calif., and Hee Kyung Seo of Korea.
"It's unreal to be here at the U.S. Open," Mocio said. "I can't even explain what an honor it is to be playing with the best women in the world. It's probably the best experience of my life."
Mocio earned her spot at the U.S. Open by finishing third at a qualifier at Prestonwood Country club in Plano, Texas on May 31. Mocio fired rounds of 72 and 71 to finish at 1-over par to earn the qualifying spot.
"I'm very proud of Chelsea and having an Aggie in the field at the U.S. Open is spectacular," Aggie head coach Trelle McCombs said. "This will give a huge boost to her confidence and experience. It's a great opportunity for her to learn and compete with some of the greatest golfers in the world."
Mocio played in seven tournaments as a freshman at Texas A&M and compiled a 79.62 scoring average in 21 rounds.