HAPPY VALLEY, Pa. - Madison's Amanda Detmer fired a one-over 73 on Wednesday to put herself in contention at the American Junior Golf Association event in Happy Valley, Pa.

Detmer, a junior to be at Madison Consolidated High School, tied for the best round of the day with a round that included five birdies. She shot an 81 during Tuesday's first round and her two-round total of 154 places her tied for eighth, 14 strokes back of the leader Anna Zhou of Palo Alto, Calif.

"Amanda was in danger of not making the cut after the first round but she really played well today," Madison coach Doug Rusk said. "She worked herself back to eighth and nobody had a better score than her 73 today. The leader shot a 67 on Tuesday and a 73 today so that shows just how good Amanda's round was."

Detmer has made the IHSAA State Finals in each of her first two high school seasons and has been a regular on the summer circuit. She reached the championship flight of the Indiana Junior last week, but Rusk said that his star still hasn't played her best golf yet.

"She was real happy with her play today. She was putting really good," Rusk said. "We've been waiting for her to put everything together. She has struggled with her driver coming in but she used it well today."

The third and final round of the event will be held today at the Penn State University Golf Course.