U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR
Finalists: Tale of the Tape August 10, 2019 | West Point, Miss. By David Shefter, USGA

U.S. Women's Amateur Home

Albane Valenzuela   Gabriela Ruffels
21 Age 19
Switzerland Hometown/Country Australia
5 WAGR 52
Stanford University (senior) School University of Southern California (junior)
64 (Lacoste Ladies French Open) Lowest Competitve Score 66 (2018 Windy City Challenge)
2 (Practice round for 2017 NCAA regionals; practice round for 2015 Doral Publix) Holes-in-One 1 (Metropolitan G.C, Melbourne)
Runner-up in 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur Best USGA Finish Finalist in this week's U.S. Women's Amateur
Driver or 8-iron Favorite Club 9-iron
Cypress Point Favorite Course Victoria Golf Club
Hybrid going for two on par-5 18th hole to win East Lake Cup Most Memorable Shot 7-iron to 18 in semifinal victory over Andrea Lee
Dark chocolate Favorite Sweet Brownie or Cookie
Italian Favorite Food Pizza
Stanford coach Anne Walker FaceTimed me Who Called/Texted First My dad (Ray Ruffels)
The Devil Wears Prada Favorite Movie/TV Show Criminal Minds
Public Speaking Favorite School Subject Marketing
Harry Potter Favorite Book N/A
Tiger Woods, Condoleezza Rice, TBD Dream Foursome Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy
Tiger Woods Favorite Golfer Brooks Koepka
Shopping Favorite Hobby Away From Golf Going to USC football games
Can speak four languages: English, French, German, Spanish Fun Fact Both of her parents were tennis professionals: Dad was mixed doubles runner-up with Billie Jean King in 1978 Wimbledon and US Open; mom was national collegiate singles champion at USC in 1981

David Shefter is a senior staff writer for the USGA. Email him at dshefter@usga.org.