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Bandon, OR – Virginia junior golfer Brittany Altomare (Shrewsbury, Mass.) lost to UCLA’s Tiffany Lua 7 & 6 in Friday’s quarterfinals of the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. This year’s tournament is being held at the Bandon Trails course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Altomare advanced to match play after finishing tied for fifth following 36 holes of stroke play. She finished at 6-over 148. She defeated Briana Mao 3 & 2 in the round of 64 and dispatched Ellen Mueller 1-up in the round of 32. She made it through to the quarterfinals with a 2-up victory over Kelsey Vines during the round of 16.

This year’s event marks the fourth consecutive year Altomare has competed at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championships.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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