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Gardner-Webb rising senior Lauren Smith (Powder Springs, Ga.) carded a round of 73, +1, on Monday at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier at the Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga. to earn an automatic berth into this year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Smith, whose 73, +1 over par, placed her in a three-way tie for third overall, was one of five lady golfers to earn an automatic spot outright, as the final four spots came down to a playoff among five players who shot a 74, +2 over par. Eagle’s Landing Country Club played to 6,462 yards and a par 72.
Office of University Communications, "GWU’s Lauren Smith Earns a Spot in 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship" (2012). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1841.