Betsy King qualifies for U.S. Open

Updated: June 5, 2011, 11:54 PM ET
Associated Press

MESA, Ariz. -- Hall of Famer Betsy King has qualified for U.S. Women's Open, finishing second in a 36-hole sectional qualifier at Alta Mesa Golf Club.

The 55-year-old King, the 1989 and 1990 champion, had rounds of 73 and 71 on Thursday to finish a stroke behind amateur Kyung Kim (71-72). Amateur Margarita Ramos took the third and final spot in a playoff.

The U.S. Women's Open is July 7-10 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

King won the last of her 34 LPGA Tour titles in 2001.


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