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Published: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 10:43 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 11:45 a.m. CDT

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Rylee Heryford of Newton won the 2014 Iowa PGA Golf Skills Challenge in Silvis, Ill., earlier this month. Heryford took first place in the 10-11 age division on Aug. 9 at TPC Deer Run, the site of the John Deere Classic. She reached the finals through a local qualifying round held at the The Principal Charity Classic in May and a regional round at Jester Park in July. For her efforts, Heryford was invited to attend the Wednesday Pro Am first tee festivities at next year’s John Deere Classic.

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