Kraus qualifies for Women's Amateur


Andrea Kraus, of Pikesville and Woodholme Country Club, posted a 4-over-par 74, and claimed one of seven available places during qualifying yesterday at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase for the 98th U.S. Women's Amateur championship.

Mallory Crosland, of the Chevy Chase Club, who won her second straight Maryland State Women's amateur title last week, was the medalist with a 72, followed by Leland Beckel, of Columbia CC, and Laura Hammond, of Exton, Pa., with 73s.

The championship, whose field also will include U.S. Women's Open runner-up Jenny Chuasiriporn, from Timonium, will be held Aug. 11-16, at Barton Hills CC in Ann Arbor, Mich.

MAGA Women's Amateur: Ronda Henderson, of Columbia and Fairway Hills GC, and Sandra Griffis, of Fauquier Springs CC, each shot 76 to share the first-round lead in the annual event staged by the Middle Atlantic Golf Association at International Town & CC in Fairfax, Va.

Only three other players in the field of 49 broke 80. Kyong Chang, of Springfield, Va., had 78, and Shelley Savage, a former champion, from Arlington, Va., and Deb Pearson, from Silver Spring, shot 79s.

The championship will conclude with a second round this morning.

American Junior Golf Association Clubcorp Junior Players Championship: Defending champion Bart DeLuca of Baltimore and Rolling Road GC shot 36-3773 and was three shots off the pace after the first round at the Homestead Resort's Lower Cascades Course in Hot Springs, Va.

Mike Brenneman, of Columbia CC, was in a three-way tie for the lead after shooting a 2-under 70.

Brad Friedlander, of Baltimore and the Suburban Club, turned in a 77.

Pub Date: 7/29/98

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