Kelly Burley

Kelly (Varty) Burley, 57, of Elk River, Minn., has been a part of the competitive women’s golf scene in Minnesota since the 1970’s. She claimed her first state title in 1976 at the Minnesota Junior Girls’ State Championship, and soon after established her Hall of Fame credentials with wins at the Minnesota Women’s Public Links and Minnesota Women’s State Amateur championships in 1979. She would win these two championships multiple times, including the Minnesota Women’s Public Links in 1980 and 1990-1991; and the Minnesota Women’s State Amateur in 1991-1993. She qualified for the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship three times advancing as far as the third round of match play in 1976 and 1977. In 1978 she lost in the second round, and a year later, she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, advancing to the second round of match play.  

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