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Stackhouse advances at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship

North Clayton's Mariah Stackhouse had three birdies in the second round at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship.

North Clayton's Mariah Stackhouse had three birdies in the second round at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship.

North Clayton student Mariah Stackhouse has advanced to the match-play portion of the U.S. Girls Junior Championship at Olympia Fields in Illinois.

Stackhouse finished the first two rounds at 2 over par. Shooting a pair of 1 over par the first two days to earn a three-way tie for fifth.

The resident of Riverdale had birdies on No. 9. 10 and 15 during the first round, and one birdie at No. 1 on Tuesday during the second round.

Stackhouse played a bogey free round on Tuesday. Ariya Jutanuagarn was the two-round leader with a 4-under par score.

Her 2-over par score puts Stackhouse in a tie with Nichole Morales and Emma Talley.

--Doug Gorman