Aug. 10, 2007
Carmel, IN - Virginia junior golfer Carly Truitt (Marysville, Ohio) failed to advance to the match play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship after finishing 36 holes of stroke play at 13-over 157. Truitt opened play with a 1-over 73 and then carded an 84 in the second round. The cut to advance was 7-over par.
The U.S. Women's Amateur Championship is being held at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. Truitt advanced after tying for first at the qualifier held at Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata, Minn.
The U.S. Women's Amateur, the third oldest of the USGA championships, was first played in 1895 at Meadowbrook Club in Hempstead, N.Y. The event is open to any female amateur who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. The Women's Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. The tournament starts with two days of stroke-play qualifying rounds with 156 players leading up to four days of match play.
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