Out-of-state women top Asheboro golf qualifier

ASHEBORO – The top three spots from a U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur qualifier at Pinewood Country Club went to out-of-state golfers Sunday.

Ann Marie Costello of Longs, S.C., Mariah Hopkins of Danville, Va., and Samantha Perrotta of Bordentown, N.J., all shot 2-over-par 74s to share medalist honors.

The other three to advance to the national tournament Sept. 25-30 at Berkeley Hall in Bluffton, S.C., were Courtney Stiles (75) of Pinehurst, Jessica Younts (76) of Greensboro and Katie Kirk (77) of Charlotte. Kirk used a birdie on the first playoff hole to separate from Caroline Ellington of Raleigh and Katie-Rose Higgins of Charlotte for the final spot.

There were 22 entrants.

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