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Tue. October 26, 2010 | Joey Knight | Email

On most days, Julia McQuilken's garish Goofy club cover is the most conspicuous item in her personalized golf bag.

"A whole bunch of my friends say (Goofy) describes me pretty well," the Riverview High junior  said.

Early last week, however, McQuilken's putter was drawing far more attention than any Disney-licensed accessory.

In the best competitive 18-hole round of her life, McQuilken needed only 26 putts to score an astounding 6-under-par 66 at Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club to win the Class 2A, District 11 tournament by two strokes. The round included eight birdies.

"I surprised myself a lot," said McQuilken, who shot an 83 on the same course at districts as a sophomore. "Everything just fell, and putts I didn't think I was going to make went in. It just boosted my confidence a lot."

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