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Julia Potter advances in US Women’s Mid-Am

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Defending champion Julia Potter won two matches Tuesday at Harbour Trees to reach the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur quarterfinals.

The 26-year-old Potter is a reinstated amateur from Granger, Indiana, who played at the University of Missouri. She beat Charlotte Daughan of Orlando, Florida, 2 and 1 in the second round and topped Lisa Schlesinger of Laytonsville, Maryland, 1 up in the third round.

In the lower-bracket quarterfinals, Potter will play Mina Hardin of La Quinta, California, and Mexico’s Liisa Kelo Escartin will face Tara Joy-Connelly of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

In the upper bracket, qualifying medalist Margaret Shirley of Atlanta, the runner-up last year, will play Debbie Adams of Asheville, North Carolina, and Meghan Stasi of Oakland Park, Florida, will face Canada’s Cristina Proteau.

The event is for players 25 and older.


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