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July 12, 2006

Charlottesville, VA – Virginia junior golfer Kristen Simpson led the entire way to post a 6 and 5 victory Wednesday during the second round of match play at the 81st Virginia State Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship. Simpson defeated Shelley Savage of Alexandria to advance to Thursday’s quarterfinals.

Simpson will meet recent Longwood graduate Stephanie Hicks in the quarterfinals taking place at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville. Their match will begin at 8:48 a.m.

Simpson, seeded second in the match play portion of the tournament, defeated Margaret McGehee of Richmond 8 and 7 in the first round of match play. She shot 72 during the stroke play portion of the competition.

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