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WCU's Taylor Allison Finishes Play at U.S. WAPL Championship

Western Carolina's Taylor Allison posted rounds of 85 and 73 at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

June 18, 2013

Norman, Okla. - Despite shooting a one-over par, 73, during her second round of play on Tuesday, Western Carolina rising sophomore Taylor Allison finished tied for 101st overall out of the 156-golfer field, missing the stroke-play cut at the 37th annual United States Women's Amateur Public Links Championship being held at the par-72 Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.

Allison, who qualified for the national tournament event by finishing third with an even-par 72 in her qualifying event at the Ironwood Golf & Country Club in Greenville, N.C., posted rounds of 85 and 73 for a two-day total of 158 overall.

The low 64 golfers from the two rounds of stroke play advanced into the six-round match-play portion of the championship with the cut made amidst a tie for 59th at nine-over par. Through the first 36 holes of stroke play, only 11 golfers were at or below par for the course.

Playing at a length of 6,287-yards on Monday afternoon, Allison shot an opening round 85. The Elizabeth City, N.C., native opened on the back nine with a six-over par, posting a pair of double bogies and two bogies. She carded a birdie on the par-3 second hole - the 11th of her round - but finished her first 18 holes with four scores of bogey or worse.

Allison bounced back on Tuesday, countering two bogies and a double-bogey with three birdies, finishing the second round at one-over par, 73. Birdies on the par-3, 153-yard third and 147-yard sixth holes on the front nine with a bogey on the par-4 ninth left her one-under par for the round at the turn.

On the back nine Tuesday, a bogey on the par-4, 375-yard 11th put her back at even for the day. Two holes later, Allison birdied the par-5, 474-yard hole No. 13 to again stand one-under on her final 18 holes. However, a double-bogey for the second-straight day on the par-4 17th left her two-over on the back nine and one-over for the second round.



The combination stroke and match-play event is slated to conclude on June 22.