published Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

UTC's Jordan Britt in U.S. Women's Amateur field

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga rising senior Jordan Britt qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur golf tournament Monday at Dalton Golf and Country Club.

Britt, who starred locally in high school at Girls Preparatory School and Signal Mountain, tied for fifth with a 1-over-par 73 to claim one of nine spots.

"It was a very wet and muddy day and they played the ball down, and they played it long, so it was tough today," Britt said. "It was enough to qualify. I feel pretty good that I was able to qualify this year."

Katy Funk of Spartanburg, S.C., and Ally McDonald of Fulton, Miss., led the qualifiers Monday with 70s, one shot better than Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, S.C. Lori Beth Adams of Burlington, N.C., had a 72, and Laura Wearn of Charlotte and McKenzie Talbert of North Augusta, S.C., tied Britt at 73.

Recent Tennessee Women's Amateur champion Sarah Harris of Hermitage was one of four tying for the last two qualifying spots with 74s. She became the second alternate through a playoff.

The U.S. Women's Amateur will be held Aug. 5-11 at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina.

Baylor School golfer Blakesly Warren of Chattanooga and St. Andrew's-Sewanee standout Jenna Burris of Manchester shot 76s in Monday's qualifier, and former Walker Valley golfer Avery George had a 77. Logan Chaney of Scottsboro, Ala., carded an 80.

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about David Uchiyama...

David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...

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