Katie Miller grabs third state amateur title
After her quarterfinal match didn't make it past 11 holes the previous day in a rather painless 9 & 7 win, Katie Miller faced more taxing matches in the semifinals and final Thursday at the Pennsylvania State Women's Golf Association Amateur.
But Miller, a Hempfield and North Carolina graduate, used championship experience to capture her third state amateur title.
Miller held off Katrin Wolfe of Windber Country Club, 4 & 3, in the morning before returning in the afternoon to dispatch Samantha Staudt of Applewood Country Club, 4 & 3, at West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill.
Miller, playing out of Ligonier Country Club, was the top seed this week after shooting 73 in the stroke-play round of the championship flight.
Her last amateur title came in 2015 at Sewickley Heights Golf Club. She also won in 2007.
Miller, 32, was a three-time PIAA champion at Hempfield and a two-time all-ACC player at UNC.
She tried the professional circuit (LPGA Futures Tour) for two years (2009-10) before relinquishing her amateur status three years ago. She has become a household name in the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball event.