It was nearly two decades ago when Natalie Gulbis burst onto the women’s golf scene as a 14-year-old amateur. Now at 32, Gulbis is ranked 278th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and has been forced to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open the hard way, via sectional qualifying.
Gulbis showed much of her old form during the first 18 holes on Monday to the tune of a course record 66. The impressive round of 5-under came at Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey, and included a stretch of six straight birdies from holes 9-14.
The U.S. Open Twitter account tweeted out her scorecard if you needed further proof.
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 1, 2015
Gulbis retweeted the photos, but still had 18 holes remaining to make sure she grabbed a spot in the major slated for early July at Lancaster Country Club in southeastern Philadelphia. A Tuesday evening Instagram post from Gulbis was all her fans needed to see.