Photos courtesy of USGA
Oct. 10, 2013
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Former Mizzou Women's golfer Julia Potter took the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur title on Thursday (Oct. 10) at Biltmore Forest Country Club. Potter becomes only the second 25-year-old to win the championship in tournament history, joining Sarah LeBrun in 1991. Potter is also the USGA's first female left-handed champion and the USGA's sixth left-handed champion, overall.
Potter was matched up against Auburn graduate, Margaret Shirley, in the final round of play, and the two battled through the final round to determine the champion. Potter took an early lead on the third hole, only to have Shirley bring it back even on the fourth and take the lead on hole five.
Heading into the final nine holes Shirley held a one shot lead over Potter, however the former Tiger was able to tie things back up on the 11th hole. Another short-lived lead by Shirley was put to rest on the 13th hole when Potter drained an 18-foot putt for birdie.
With just two holes to play in the final round Shirley held the lead by just one stroke. Potter made it an even score, bringing things down to the wire on the final hole. The two SEC alums remained knotted after the18th hole, sending the tournament into extra holes. This is only the third U.S. Women's Mid-Am final to go into extra holes in tournament history, and the first since 1992.
Shirley's approach shot landed in the creek on the 19th hole, and after landing hers, Potter took the 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Am Championship.
The 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship is open to female amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday by Oct. 5. It consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play. The U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
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