Former University of Colorado golfer Jess Wallace made program history on Monday. Wallace became the first golfer with CU ties to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open.

Wallace, who plays on the Symetra Tour, shot 148 over 36 holes at Dunwoody Country Club in Georgia to finished tied for second in the sectional qualifying event. Erica Popson won the qualifier at 147. Wallace and Brooke Pancake tied for second and the last two U.S. Open berths in the sectional.

Wallace played the two rounds at Dunwoody on Monday after driving through the night from a Symetra Tour event in Asheville, N.C., and without ever seeing the course before.

"It's a really nice course," Wallace told CUBuffs.com. "The longest I've ever played. I drove down from Asheville Sunday night, and if it wasn't for my caddie, Darcy Donaldson, there's no way I could've done it without him, that's for sure."

Donaldson spent Sunday walking the 6,800-yard Dunwoody course getting yardages and the lay of the land for Wallace.

Despite the long drive, unfamiliar course and foggy conditions to start the day, Wallace prevailed and will play in the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina June 19-22.

"It was quite the dramatic day," Wallace said. "Very long and very tiring. Needless to say I'm very excited."