Cheyenne Woods, Tiger’s niece, qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open

She may be known to most as "Tiger Woods' niece," but Cheyenne Woods is doing her best to move past the descriptor as she turns pro.

Woods, who turned pro earlier this year after playing four years of golf at Wake Forest University, where she won the 2011 ACC Championship, is already making her mark, after she qualified for the U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run on Thursday.

The 21-year-old posted rounds of 74-72 to take co-medalist honors in the two-day qualifier at Carolina Trace Country Club. While there will certainly be some butterflies when she tees it up in her first U.S. Women's Open as a pro, she should feel at ease knowing it won't be her first start on golf's biggest stage. Woods will actually make her pro debut next week after receiving a sponsor's exemption to the Wegmans LPGA Championship.

Tiger Woods had a solid day at the Memorial, but we're pretty sure even he would have to agree that another member of the Woods family bested him on Thursday.

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