September 11, 2012

Brower Advances to Round of 16

Taffy Brower defeats Barbara Pagana 4&2 to advance to afternoon matches

Taffy Brower has once again used her competitive experience to defeat her Tuesday morning opponent.  Brower defeated Barbara Pagana of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 4&2 Tuesday morning.  Her win advanced her to the afternoon Round of 16 Matches where she will face Jane Fitzgerald of Kensington, Maryland. 

Brower's seventeen time participation in the US Senior Women's Amateur Championship is by no means her only accomplishment.  Taffy Brower has had a total of ten career wins in Florida's Women's Amateur Championships.  She has a resume that includes the following accomplishments:

  • Four-time State Women's Amateur Champion (1999, 2000, 2002, & 2003)
  • State Senior Women's Amateur Champion (2008)
  • Two-time State Women's Stroke-Play Amateur Champion (2002 & 2009)
  • Two-time State Women's Four-Ball Stroke Play Amateur Champion (2004 with Mary Ann Plunkett, & 2009 with Tama Caldabaugh)
  • State Four-Ball Women's Four-Ball Match Play Amateur Champion (2002 with Cathy Schaefer)

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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