July 12, 2013
Louisville, Ky. - Louisville's Katie Petrino and incoming junior Haley Andreas will compete in the 113th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship set for Aug. 5-11 at The Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.
Petrino advanced to the Amateur for the second consecutive year by shooting a par 71 at the sectional qualifier on July 1 at Courgar Point Golf Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. Petrino finished the year ranked fourth on the team with a 76.8 stroke average. Her best finish was tied for 17th in the BIG EAST Championship.
"I am excited to be heading back to the U.S. Amateur," said Petrino. "It was one of my goals I set for myself this summer and I am ready to improve on what I did last year. Now that I am experienced with the championship format, I feel more mentally prepared and ready to compete. I feel very comfortable with my swing and I am looking forward to carrying that in to the U.S. Am."
Andreas advanced to the US Am after shooting a 73 Thursday at the Walnut Grove Country Cub in Dayton, Ohio. Andreas joined the Cardinals after playing two seasons for the University of Arizona.
The starting field of 156 players - of which only 31 were fully exempt from qualifying - will open the tournament with two rounds of stroke play Aug. 5-6. After the 36 total holes of stroke play, the top 64 scorers will advance to the match play portion of the tournament. The first round of match play will begin Aug. 7, while the second and third rounds will be Aug. 8. The quarterfinals will be Aug. 9, the semifinals will take place Aug. 10, and the 36-hole championship will be Aug. 11.
The USGA accepted a record 1,170 entries for this year's tournament. The U.S. Women's Amateur is one of the USGA's original three championships, and was first held in 1895.