March 27, 2017

Women's Senior Amateur Heads to South FL

Fort Lauderdale Country Club to host the top women senior amateurs

The top women senior amateur golfers in Florida will be teeing it up April 4-5 at Fort Lauderdale Country Club to compete for the coveted Women’s Senior Amateur Championship title. The top super-senior amateur golfers will also be competing for the Super-Senior Championship title come Tuesday. The field is stacked with previous Women's Amateur, Women's Senior, and Women's Super-Senior Champions as well as past Women's Amateur and Women's Senior Players of the Year.  

Some past credentials for those competing in the 2017 Women’s Senior Amateur Championship include:

  • Five Past Senior Amateur Champions – Mary Jane Hiestand (2016, 2014, 2013), Lisa Schlesinger (2015), Lynda Case (2012), Diane Lang (2006, 2010 & 2011), and Taffy Brower (2008)    

  • Three past Women’s Super-Senior Champions – Patricia Hughes-Gelardi (2016), Nancy Chaffee (2015), and Tinker Sanger (2014)

  • Three Past Women’s Amateur Champions – Mary Jane Hiestand (2007) and Taffy Brower (2003, 2002, 2000)

  • Two Past Women's Senior Match Play Champions - Mary Jane Hiestand (2016 & 2014) and Lisa Schlesinger (2015)

  • One Past U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Champion – Diane Lang (2005, 2006 & 2008)

  • Three Past Women Amateur Players of the Year – Mary Jane Hiestand, Diane Lang (2 time) and Taffy Brower

  • Four Past Women Senior Players of the Year – Gigi Higgins, Tama Caldabaugh, Mary Jane Hiestand, and Diane Lang

In its 90th year, Fort Lauderdale Country Club will be hosting its first Championship for the Florida State Golf Association. The club was established in 1926 making it the oldest private country club in Broward county. The Championship will be played on the North Course, built in 1957 by Red Lawrence with the influence of a classic Dick Wilson design. The layout challenges players with undulating greens and unique bunkers, offering the perfect course to test this championship field.

The Championship format is 36-holes of individual stroke play. Participants must be 50 or older to participate in the Championship, and 65 and older to compete in the Super-Senior Division. Spectators and media are invited to watch the state’s best senior amateur golfers compete at Fort Lauderdale Country Club. 

Round 1 Pairings | Round 1 Alpha List

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