Kansas' Emily Powers Joins Teammates Giangrosso and Costner at Upcoming U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship

June 8, 2007

Kansas sophomore Emily Powers qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship by shooting a 79 to finish third at the regional qualifier at Alqonquin Golf Club in Glendale, Mo., May 31. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Powers, from Quincy, Ill., will join teammates Annie Giangrosso and Amanda Costner at the U.S. Public Links Championship, June 18-23, at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky. This is the second straight year Costner has advanced to the championship and the third consecutive year for Giangrosso.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship began in 1977 at Yahara Hills Golf Club in Madison, Wis. The WAPL is open to female golfers who have been bona fide public-course players since Jan. 1 of the current championship year. The competition is open to any bona fide public-course player whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 18.4. The WAPL is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

For more information, visit the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship by clicking here.