Amanda Blumenherst Turning Pro


Amanda Blumenherst, the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champion and three-time NCAA Player of the Year, announced Wednesday that she has turned pro and will make her debut June 11-14 at the Michelob Ultra Duramed Futures Players Championship.
She'll also play the Wegman's LPGA June 25-28, where she tied for 17th as an amateur three years ago. In five LPGA appearances, her best finish is a tie for 10th at the 2006 U.S. Women's Open at the Newport (R.I.) Country Club.
Blumenherst, 22, graduated magna cum laude from Duke earlier this month with a degree in history. She has signed with IMG and will be managed by Matt Iofredo.