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Murphy earns berth in USGA Women's Amateur tourney
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KELLI MURPHY
Last summer, Kelli Murphy traveled across the country to face the best junior girl golfers in America.Next month, she will only need to head down I-26 to test herself against the premier women’s amateur golfers in the world.The Elgin resident and rising senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, was one of 10 players who advanced to the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The event will be played over the Country Club of Charleston from Aug. 5-10.On Monday, Murphy played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Section Qualifying which was hosted by the Kiawah Island Resort (Cougar Point) and the Auburn commitment fired a 2-under par 70 to finish second and two strokes behind top qualifier Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga.A five-year letterwinner for the L-E boys’ golf team, Murphy said she is excited to be playing on a Country Club of Charleston course over which she has had success in the past.“I can’t wait to see how it feels to play with the best of the best on a course I’ve won on a few times,” Murphy said. Murphy, who went out and came in with a pair of 35s on Monday, was one of five Palmetto State residents to earn a spot in the U.S. Women’s Amateur.