Potter reaches quarters at US Women's Mid-Amateur

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Julia Potter had a pair of hard-fought victories on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.

The event was at the par-71 Biltmore Forest Country Club.

Potter trailed 2 down after two holes in her morning match with Marilyn Hardy, but was able to draw even by the seventh hole. She won three consecutive holes on the inward nine to take control of the match and advance to the round of 16.

Potter was 5 up after five holes in her third-round match with Kate Hildahl. Her newfound success on the outward nine -- Potter had not held a lead prior to making the turn in her two previous matches-- did creep into the back of her mind.