DAYTON, Ohio — University of Louisville senior Lauren Hartlage was the co-medalist Thursday at Walnut Grove County Club, firing a 3-under 69 to qualify for the United States Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur Championship. Haylin Harris also shot 69.

It is the third year in a row that Hartlage has qualified for the tournament and second straight year she won the qualifier.

“I am very excited to be able to qualify again for this years U.S. Women’s Amateur,” Hartlage said after her round. “It is a huge honor to be able to play in this event as it is one of the best amateur events in the world. I played very well today and was able to put together a solid round thanks to my ball striking and putting.

“This has helped give me confidence for the rest of my tournaments this year and my senior season.”

The U.S. Women’s Amateur is scheduled for Aug. 5-11 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, with a field of 156 participants. The tournament will be televised by FoxSports.

Hartlage, an Elizabethtown graduate, was one of of six qualifiers Thursday.

She made the match play portion of the U.S. Women’s Amateur the past two years, at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs, Tennessee and San Diego Country Club.

On Monday, Louisville golfers Delaney Shah and Lauren Thibodeau compete at a sectional qualifier in Brockton, Massachusetts.

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