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Transgender golfer's attempt to qualify for US Women's Open sparks outage on social media

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Hailey Davidson was named the first alternate on Monday after finishing third in U.S. Women’s Open qualifying behind Amelie Zalsman and Pimpisa Sisutham at Bradenton Country Club in Florida.

Davidson’s attempt to qualify for the women’s major as a transgender female sparked outrage on social media, leading to blowback from LPGA golfer Dana Fall and others.

Fall responded to a post from the Independent Council on Women’s Sports.

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Hailey Davidson competes in the NXXT Women's Championship golf tournament at Rio Pinar, in Orlando Florida, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024. Davidson is a transgender golfer facing criticism from those who claim she is destroying golf. (Fox News Digital)

"I’m not sure what the The U.S. WOMENS Open is anymore because I don’t understand what a women (sic) is anymore," Fall wrote on X, tagging the United States Golf Association and its CEO Michael Whan.

Carilyn Johnson, who competed on the U.S. National 24 Hour running team, fired a shot at the USGA as well.

"@USGA saying ‘If men can’t win in the male category, we support them playing in the women’s category where they have a better shot, because men should never have to accept defeat. Ever,’" Johnson wrote.

The USGA did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

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Dana Fall of the United States walks across the 12th green during the second round of the Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G at Kenwood Country Club on Sept. 8, 2023 in Cincinnati. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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