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Charlottesville, VA — Fueled by her successes at the state and regional levels as well as strong showings in national competitions, Whintey Neuhauser (Barboursville), has garnered Virginia State Golf Association Women’s Division golfer of the year accolades, as announced Monday at the VSGA Women’s Division Annual Meeting at Independence Golf Club.

Neuhauser, 21, a rising senior at the University of Virginia, was the top-ranked golfer in the VSGA Women’s Division player rankings in the regular division throughout 2009. She won the VSGA Women’s Amateur Championship at Danville Golf Club, posting a 20-hole victory over fellow U.Va. teammate Lauren Greenlief (Oakton) for her first triumph in a VSGA event.

On the national stage, Neuhauser reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship as well as the round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Additionally, Neuhauser was among the final 16 players at the North and South Women’s Amateur and placed fifth at the prestigious Harder Hall Women’s Invitational.

Neuhauser posted a team-best eighth-place finish at the NCAA East Regional in the spring of 2009.

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