CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — Andrea Kraus, who had to go the normal regional qualifying route after having been exempt on two previous occasions, moved on to the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur championship with a co-medalist 4-over-par 39-3675 at Caves Valley Golf Club yesterday. Marian Read, from Center Square, Pa., shared the honor with 37-3875.
With 34 players seeking nine places in the championship, to be played Sept. 6-11 at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, N.J., it took a score of 81 to advance.
Kraus, a former Greiner Cup winner on this 5,687-yard, par-71 course and who had played in last week's U.S. Women's Amateur, hit 15 greens and finished with four bogeys.
Read, who has won two Women's Mid-Am and five Women's Publinx championships, missed only two fairways and putted well in her first competitive round over the Owings Mills course. She hadfour birdies, with two coming in the first three holes.
Bonnie Fry, who had not been playing well recently, capitalized on some tips from Beans Kelly, a former area champion now the successful women's coach at the University of Georgia, to shoot The only other Maryland resident to qualify was Leland Beckel of Columbia CC, a finalist in last month's Maryland State Women's Amateur and a U.S. Women's Amateur qualifier, who had 36-4177.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Amy Ellertson posted 73, and took a three-stroke lead after the first round of the annual 54-hole women's tournament at Farmington CC.
Pub Date: 8/13/97