TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology graduate Allison Luther (Beach Park,
Ill./Zion-Benton) fired a round of 86 at the regional
qualifier for the Women's United States Amateur Public Links
Championship on Tuesday.
Luther was the lone NCAA Division III representative in a field
of primarily Division I players at the Hickory Stick Golf Club in
Greenwood. Her effort placed 14th overall.
She paced the Rose-Hulman women's golf team with an average
round of 87.1 this season and ranked second in career school
history in stroke average per round (89.8).
The U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship is one
of 10 individual amateur championships organized by the USGA and
first played in 1977. The USGA officially calls the event the U.S.
Women's Amateur Public Links, which it has registered as a service
Michelle Wie became the youngest champion in the history of USGA
adult championships when she won the 2003 U.S. Women's Public Links
championship at age 13, her final tournament victory as an amateur.
Wie also holds the record as the youngest Publinx competitor; she
played in 2000 as a 10 year-old.