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Amanda Hollandsworth of Floyd is one of the local teenagers who qualified for match play in Richmond.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Floyd’s Amanda Hollandsworth led a quartet of Timesland-area teenagers who qualified for the low 32 players that advanced Wednesday to today’s start of match play in the 88th VSGA Women’s Amateur Championship at The Country Club of Virginia’s Tuckahoe Creek Course in Richmond.
Hollandsworth, who will attempt to defend her VSGA Girls Junior title next week, fired a 1-under-par 71 to finish fourth in the 36-hole stroke-play qualifying portion of the event.
Troutville’s Lyndsey Hunnell shot a 78 for a 154 total that gave her the 11th seed in match play. Fifteen-year-old Kristin Hearp of Salem posted a 78 for a 157 total that left her tied for 14th. Roanoke’s Meagan Board shot 84 for a 161 total that was worth the 19th seed in match play.
Lyberty Anderson and Abby Portyrata, a pair of 17-year-olds from Richmond, shared qualifying medalist honors at 2-under 142. Anderson, who has committed to play college golf at Virginia, is bidding to become the first player to win the VSGA Women’s Stroke Play and Women’s Amateur titles in history.
The field will be trimmed to eight players after two rounds of match play today. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be contested Friday, with the scheduled 36-hole title match on Saturday.
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