Luther Fires 86 at U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links

Luther2TERRE 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 mark.  

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.