Costner Qualifies For U.S. Women's Amateur

July 1, 2005

ST. LOUIS, Mo. –

University of Kansas junior golfer Amanda Costner qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur on Thursday, June 30 at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis, Mo.

The Claremore, Okla. native fired a 70 to lead the field and is one of five players who qualified from the St. Louis sectional qualifier.

“I think everybody associated with the Kansas golf program is proud of what Amanda accomplished,” assistant coach Roy Edwards said. “It is a reflection of the hard work she has put in during her two years here. It will be exciting to watch her go after the most prestigious amateur golf tournament in the world.”

The Women’s Amateur will be held at the Ansley Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. on Aug. 1-7.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur, the third oldest of the USGA championships, was first played in 1895 at Meadowbrook Club in Hempstead, N.Y. The event is open to any female amateur who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. The Women’s Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.