Tardy Tops Field As Junior Girls Moves To Match Play (VIDEO)

By Dean Pantazi

July 23, 2013 Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (www.incnow.tv) . – Bailey Tardy’s 6-under 138 earned her medalist honors after Tuesday’s second round of stroke-play qualifying for the 2013 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.

Tardy’s two rounds of 3-under 69 gave her a one-stroke advantage over Lilia Khatu Vu at 5-under 139.

Defending Girls’ Junior champion Minjee Lee took third at 4-under 140. Tardy, Vu and Lee were the only three players to shoot two sub-par rounds on the 6,312-yard Jack Nicklaus layout.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Bailey Tardy’s 6-under 138 earned her medalist honors after Tuesday’s second round of stroke-play qualifying for the 2013 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.

Tardy’s two rounds of 3-under 69 gave her a one-stroke advantage over Lilia Khatu Vu at 5-under 139. Defending Girls’ Junior champion Minjee Lee took third at 4-under 140. Tardy, Vu and Lee were the only three players to shoot two sub-par rounds on the 6,312-yard Jack Nicklaus layout.

The 2013 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship is open to female amateur golfers under the age of 18. It consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Saturday.

Nine players competed for the final match-play spot, with Abbey Carlson earning the 64th seed on the second playoff hole. She will face Tardy in Wednesday’s first round of match play.

Among those to miss the cut were 2012 Girls’ Junior quarterfinalist Kelli Murphy (13-over 157) and 2013 Women’s Amateur Public Links quarterfinalist Krystal Quihuis (15-over 159).

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