PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 4, 2013) – Rutgers income freshman signee Taylor Clark (Utica, Michigan) has qualified for the US Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, to held June 17-22 at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. Clark was the low qualifier at Mystic Creek Golf Club in Milford, Mich., shooting an 82 in very challenging weather conditions.
Clark, the Macomb County MVP, is ranked No. 3 in the state of Michigan among junior golf recruits. The Utica High School product boasts a 3.91 scoring differential on Junior Golf Scoreboard. In her senior year, Clark maintained a 73.4 scoring average, the second lowest in the state.
Clark made an appearance in the Division 1 High School State Championships for four consecutive years, earning two top-10 finishes. In her senior year, Clark was runner-up to the title with a 149 (74-75) in a field of 90. In the previous years, she had finished 6th as a junior, 12th as a sophomore and 13th as a freshman. Clark medaled at the Macomb County Invitational with a score of 69, tying the tournament record and setting a new school record as well.
In summer of 2012, Clark earned a 6th place finish at the PGA Junior Series. She also qualified for the Callaway Junior World Tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California.
In her time at Utica, Clark earned all-league, all-county, and all-academic all four years. She was selected to the All-State Dream Team as a senior, All-State as a junior and sophomore, and All-State Honorable Mention as a freshman. In her senior year, she earned Academic All-State Honorable Mention.
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