YOUTH GOLF: Eberle qualifies for USGA Girls Junior

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Jun. 11—Elizabeth Eberle has qualified for one of the most prestigious junior golf tournament in the country.

The Madison Central standout will compete in the 73rd-annual USGA Girls National Championship, which is scheduled for July 18 through 23 at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green.

Eberle earned a spot in the event with a great performance on Thursday in qualifying event in Columbus, Ind. She shot a +2, 74, and finished in a five-way tie for the leader. Only the top three finishers moved on to the national event.

A playoff was required to determine who would advance.

Eberle birdied the first extra hole and was the first person to secure a spot in the USGA Junior.

The one-day, 18-hole event was held at Otter Creek Country Club.

Eberle had a birdie on No. 6, then carded a bogey on No. 9. On the back nine, she double-bogeyed No. 10, birdied No. 11, then had a bogey on No. 12.

The other two golfers to move on to the national from the Columbus, Ind., event were Gianna Clemente and Kynadie Adams.