For the second consecutive year, former University of Cincinnati golfer Hillery Wilson Sence, a Hudson graduate, is set to play in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

The major tournament will be June 29-July 2 at the Olympia Field Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Sence, 31, qualified for the tournament after tying for fifth at the 2016 LPGA T&CP National Championship at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

With the top eight finishers earning a KPMG qualifying spot, Sence carded a three-round, even-par 216, including a final round 71.

In this year's KPMG, more than 150 golfers will compete with the top 70 making the cut for rounds three and four.

With 72 holes of golf spread over four days, the winnings' purse is $3.5 million.

The 6,588-yard Olympia Fields course will play at a par of 71. The tournament is one of the LPGA Tour's five majors.

At the 2016 KPMG, Sence missed the cut following rounds of 82 in both the first and second rounds.

Sence enjoyed a strong career at the University of Cincinnati, with nine wins in four years.

She earned All-Big East honors in 2007 and was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team in 2005. As a junior, Sence recorded a career-low round of 68, which at the time was a program record.

Play at the PGA Championship will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel June 29 and 30 and on NBC July 1 and 2.

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