Mallory Burdette wants to be a psychiatrist.
The Stanford senior was pretty much committed to that goal, graduating and moving onto med school.
That's until the U.S. Open. Now, there are other considerations.
The 21-year-old who was born in Georgia earned a wild card this summer with her play on the USTA Pro circuit, where she competed as an amateur. The NCAA All-American won a tournament in Vancouver that virtually guaranteed she would get an invite to the Open.
"To end up here at the U.S. Open was a huge surprise,'' Burdette said.
Third-round losers in the Open would get $65,000, but not Burdette. "I already checked the amateur box,'' she said.