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Crittenden teen advances in national golf competition

Sarah Kellam, photo from Grant County High Schools Sarah Kellam, photo from Grant County High Schools
NORMAN, OK (FOX19) -

Sixty-four of 155 women advanced to the first round of The Women's Amateur Public Links (WAPL) Championship in Norman, OK on Wednesday, June 19. Among the women was Sarah Kellam, a recent high school graduate from Crittenden, KY.

The weeklong competition began on Monday, June 17 and includes three rounds, a quarterfinal and semifinal, and will end with a 36 hole championship on Saturday, June 22.

Kellam moved forward with a score of 152 in the second qualifying round on Monday, but lost in the second round on Thursday, June 20.

The final winner will receive a gold medal, custody of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship Trophy for one year and an exemption to qualify from five other competitions.

In 1977, the WAPL golf championship was created to for women who play the nation's public courses according to the United States Golf Association's (USGA) official website. This year's competition brought 700 entries to compete.

Visit the USGA website for the latest updates about the competition.

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