Three Advance to 124th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

Three Advance to 124th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

Pictured: Katie Lu of New Jersey

BOONTON, N.J. - Three players qualified for the 124th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship on Tuesday after a qualifying round at Knoll Country Club – West. Molly Smith (Westford, Massachusetts), Katie Lu (Plainsboro, New Jersey) and Julie Towne (Eustis, Florida) earned a trip to compete at Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma from August 5-11.  


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Smith, a rising sophomore at the University of Central Florida fired a 6-under par 64 en route to medalist honors. She tallied seven birdies on the 6,187 yard track.  

After a 3-for-2 playoff, Katie Lu (Plainsboro, N.J.) recorded a birdie on the first playoff hole to advance, while Julia Towne (Eustis, Flor.) turned in a par on the second hole to earn the final spot. Samantha Galantini earned the first alternate spot. 

U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifiers (Hometown)  
Molly Smith (Westford, Mass.); (-6) 64 
Katie Lu (Plainsboro, N.J.); (-3) 67 
Julia Towne (Eustis, Fla.); (-3) 67 

Samantha Galantini (West Orange, N.J.) - First Alternate 
Sammie Dolce (Basking Ridge, N.J.) - Second Alternate 

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