Virginia Tech golfer qualifies for NCAA Championship, U.S. Open in two-week span

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- After the two weeks Amanda Hollandsworth has had, even she has trouble putting it all into words.

"No, I really can't honestly," she said, laughing.

No Virginia Tech women's golfer had ever qualified for an NCAA Championship or a U.S. Women's Open before -- until Hollandsworth did both in the past two weeks.

"It's a golfer's dream," she said. "Everything that's happened in the last couple of weeks has just been what you work for."

She'll be off to Fayetteville, Arkansas, next week to compete against the nation's best collegiate golfers, before rubbing elbows with the pros at the U.S. Open in Charleston, South Carolina, later this month.

"I feel like a little kid again, you know?" Hollandsworth said of the opportunity to compete alongside some of her idols.

Hollandsworth was Virginia Tech's first ever women's golf commitment, signing on in 2013 out of Floyd County High School.

As a graduate student, this historic run will also be her final one as a Hokie.

"One of my teammates turned on 'Enter Sandman' and it's one of those times that like, I'm gonna' remember that forever and knowing that that's the last time in the van with all my teammates, it was so sad," Hollandsworth said. "I broke down in tears."

But there's no doubt those teammates will be rooting her on -- and so will the rest of the region -- as that kid back in Floyd lives out her dream.

"It feels like I'm where I'm supposed to be," Hollandsworth said. "Just with the support that I've had over the years, it makes it feel even more incredible to be at home doing it."