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Lewis qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas golfer Stacy Lewis carded a 70 at a sectional qualifier and will move on to the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur. Lewis, whose solid summer play includes a win of the Western Amateur and a runner-up finish at the Southern Amateur, tied with three others with rounds of 70 at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas, this week. Several of Lewis’ current, former and future teammates also took part in a sectional qualifier at Indiana Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo. Returning junior Ashley Medders and senior Courtney Mahon both carded a 76 tying two other players for the final two spots. After the playoff, Medders found herself in the position of first alternate while Mahon is the second alternate. It was recently reported by another news source that El Dorado, Ark., native Amanda McCurdy, who completed her eligibility in June, will also play in this year’s Amateur. The U.S. Women’s Amateur is the third oldest of 13 events hosted by the United States Golf Association. This year’s event takes place Aug. 7-13, at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore. The field features 156 female amateur golfers with practice rounds on Saturday and Sunday before back-to-back days of stroke play Monday and Tuesday. Match play begins Wednesday with a single round, followed by two rounds on Thursday and single rounds on Friday and Saturday before a 36-hole championship Sunday. The Golf Channel is scheduled to carry all of the action beginning Wednesday. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



Sports Category : Golf (W)