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Amy Fruhwirth

Amy Fruhwirth, 23, of Phoenix, Ariz., and the medalist, took a commanding lead with birdies on four consecutive holes and went on to defeat Heidi Voorhees, 18, of Valley Village, Calif., 5 and 4, in the final match at Prairie Dunes Country Club, in Hutchinson, Kan.

With the 36-hole final all square after four holes, Fruhwirth went ahead for good by winning five of the next six holes, four of them with birdies, to go 5 up after 10 holes.

Her lead was trimmed to 3 up at the end of the morning 18, and to 2 up after 25 holes, but Fruhwirth then birdied the next four holes to assume a commanding 6 up advantage,

Fruhwirth advanced to the final by defeating Martha Leach, of Austin, Texas, 7 and 6; Voorhees eliminated Martha Lang, of Geneva, Ill., 3 and 2. Of the three former champions who advanced to match play, none managed to advance past the second round.

Anne Sander was beaten in the first round by Italy's Catarina Quintarelli, and Carol Semple Thompson and Vicki Goetze each won one match before losing in the round of 32.

Fruhwirth won the qualifying medal with a 36-hole score of even-par 144, one stroke better than 17-year-old Emilee Klein, of Studio City, Calif., who captured the U.S. Girls' Junior title the previous week.

Championship Facts

U.S. Women's Amateur

HISTORY: The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of the United States Golf Association’s original three championships. It was first conducted in 1895, shortly after the inaugural U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open. The Women’s Amateur has since been conducted every year except 1917-18, when it was temporarily suspended because of World War I, and 1942-45, when it was suspended because of World War II.

PAR & YARDAGE: Old Warson Country Club will play at 6,422/6,468 yards and par of 35-36—71.

ARCHITECT: Old Warson Country Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1954.

COURSE SET-UP –The USGA Course Rating® for the Women’s Amateur Championship at Old Warson Country Club is 78.1 and USGA Slope Rating® is 140.

Tees and fairways, height of grass – 7/16 inch

Collars, height of grass – 0.2 inch

Putting greens, speed – 11.5-12 feet on USGA Stimpmeter

Intermediate Rough – 1.25 inches (3 feet width)

Primary Rough – 3 inches

FORMAT: The U.S. Women’s Amateur is conducted with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying. The low 64 scorers then advance to match play, with the champion determined by a 36-hole match-play final.

WHO CAN PLAY: The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship is open to female amateurs who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4.

ENTRIES: A total of 955 contestants entered the 2009 championship. The record of 969 was set in 2006.



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