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Alexandria's Lisa Grimes had to battle the elements and a tough course as she competed in the U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin recently. (Echo Press file photo)

Grimes battles tough venue at U.S. Open

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Alexandria's Lisa Grimes wasn't really ready for the call she got from the United States Golf Association (USGA) asking her to be a part of the field at the 67th LPGA U.S. Open.

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Grimes had finished second at the U.S. Open qualifying tournament in Wayzata earlier this summer. That made her a first alternate if a spot opened up in the weeks leading up to the Open tournament.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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