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Hempfield grad Miller shares medalist honors at U.S. Mid-Am

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, 1:18 a.m.

Katie Miller shared the first-round lead and finished tied for medalist honors after 36 holes.

But now the local product hopes to have the match-play portion of the U.S. Mid-Amateur all to herself.

Miller, a Hempfield graduate and Jeannette native, finished in a three-way tie for first place Sunday during stroke play in her latest USGA championship appearance in Houston.

Miller shot rounds of 69 and 73 for a 36-hole total of 2-under-par 142. She will begin match play as the No. 1 seed on Monday morning at Champions Golf Club.

Her opening opponent will be determined by a playoff. Eight players tied for 58th (16-over 160) and will play for five spots in match play.

Miller, 32, won her third Pennsylvania Amateur title in August.

She won three PIAA championships at Hempfield and was a two-time all-ACC selection while playing at North Carolina.

She played briefly as a professional for two years (2009, ‘10) before returning to amateur golf.

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