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AZ Junior Girls Qualify to Play in U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship – Updated

By July 19, 2018July 23rd, 2018No Comments

Ashley Menne of Surprise advanced from stroke play at the 70th U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course at Pebble Beach by firing 1-under-par 141 (69-72). She won her round of 64 and round of 32 matches 3 and 2 before moving onto the round of 16 where she fell 3 and 2 to Valery Plata of Colombia.

This marks Menne’s third – and best – appearance in the tournament: in 2017 she made it to round of 32; and in 2016 Menne missed the cut in stroke play.

At the end of stroke play, Elizabeth Caldarelli (freshman at Texas A&M) of Scottsdale advanced to the round of 64 in dramatic fashion by making a hole in one from 134 yards on the 17th hole at Poppy Hills on the third playoff hole. She eventually came up short in the round of 64, 3 and 2. The final two Arizona players in the field, Kelly Su and Bailee Tayles, both of Scottsdale, missed the cut in stroke play.