Schlesinger & Wilson are Triumph in Bradenton
BRADENTON, Fla. – Lisa Schlesinger captured the Women’s Senior Amateur title at Bradenton Country Club. She carded a 5-over 147 for the Championship to win with a 6-shot lead over the rest of the field.
This victory marked Schlesinger’s second Senior Amateur win, after she won the championship in 2015 at Vero Beach Country Club.
Heading into the final round, the Fort Myers native was three shots off the lead in third place. She played the front nine at 1-under with three birdies, while finishing the Championship with a 2-over on the back nine. Schlesinger secured the win with a final-round 1-over 72, the low round of the day.
Marion Reid and Mary Jane Hiestand finished in a tie for second place at 11-over 153. Hiestand, who was leading after the first round, posted a 10-over 81 on Wednesday, while Reid carded an 8-over 79.
Janice Wilson won the Super-Senior Championship, posting a 19-over 161 for the Championship. Wilson was in a tie for second place heading into the final round, two strokes behind the leader. The Flagler Beach resident secured the Championship with an 8-over 79 on Wednesday.
Vilma Sapp took home second place in the Super-Senior division, while Nancy Chaffee and Sara Jane Rose tied for third place. Chaffee shot the round of the day for the Super-Senior division with a 2-over 74.
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The FSGA women’s schedule will continue with the Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion on May 4-5 at West Bay Golf Club in Estero, Florida.