September 07, 2012

Sweet Start at the Senior Women's Am

Ten top Florida women will tee it up at the US Senior Women's Amateur

Ten women will be representing Florida on Saturday at the 51st US Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.  The Championship is being conducted at Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pennsylvania, from September 8-13, 2012.

The Florida participants include Diane Bohl of Kissimmee, 17 time participant Taffy Brower of Boynton Beach, FSGA Senior Women’s Amateur champion Lynda Case of Fort Myers, Patsy Ehret of Stuart, 2011 quarterfinalist Mary Jane Hiestand of Naples, three-time US Women’s Senior Amateur champion Diane Lang of Weston, Kathi Lundstrom of Stuart, Lin McMillan of Palm Coast, Therese Quinn of Jacksonville, and 2011 quarterfinalist Nancy Smith of North Port.

The starting field of 132 players will play two rounds of stroke play Sept. 8-9, with the low 64 scorers advancing to match play.  The schedule is as follows:
Sept. 8 (Saturday) – First round of stroke play
Sept. 9 (Sunday) – Second round of stroke play
Sept. 10 (Monday) – First round of match play
Sept. 11 (Tuesday) – Second and third rounds of match play
Sept. 12 (Wednesday) – Quarterfinals and semifinals, match play
Sept. 13 (Thursday) – Championship match

Hershey Country Club (West Course) will be set up at 6,220/6,147 yards and will play to a par of 37-37—74.  The 2012 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur will be the first USGA competition conducted at Hershey Country Club.  The USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship is open to female amateurs who have reached their 50th birthday by Sept. 8 and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4.

Click here to view tee times, pairings, and results at USGA.org.


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