Maria Fassi received a spot in next month’s U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday when China’s Shanshan Feng withdrew.
The final women’s major of 2020 will take place Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston.
“I was pretty sad honestly,” Fassi told Golfweek of potentially missing the event. “For me, the U.S. Open is the one that I look forward to the most.”
Fassi said she was recently 14th on the alternate list, but she has continued to inch closer to the 156-player field with the coronavirus pandemic impacting travel schedules. The alternate list is determined by the Rolex Rankings.
Fassi tied for 12th at last year’s U.S. Women’s Open.
Current Alternate List:
Ju Young Pak
Da Been Heo
Jeong Eun Lee
Seo Jin Park
Han Sol Ji