Ledwein qualifies for 2nd US Women’s Amateur

Taylor Ledwein qualified for her second US Women’s Amateur Championship by winning a qualifier at Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata Monday, July 8. (Submitted photo)

Carding a round of even par 71 at Woodhill Country Club Monday, New Prague’s Taylor Ledwein earned a share of medalist honors as well as a spot in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship next month.

A field of 50 golfers competed for five qualifying spots to this year’s national championship, which will be played August 5-11 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss.

"I stayed really consistent and made a lot of putts from five feet and in—I was really confident over them," said Ledwein, who will begin her senior season at Bradley University this fall. "I was hitting a lot of greens and gave myself a lot of birdie opportunities, but I didn’t leave them in tap-in range, I’d have two to four feet, but I made all of those."

The two-time state Class AAA high school champion played a steady opening nine, carding consecutive pars before sinking a...

To see more on this story pick up the July 11, 2019 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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