Hiestand & Sanger Capture Senior Titles
Mary Jane Hiestand successfully defends her title to win the 2014 Women’s Senior Amateur Championship as Tinker Sanger captured the Super Senior Division at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, in Ocala on April 7-8.
Mary Jane Hiestand, of Naples opened up her title defense with the low round of the Championship on Monday, firing an even par round of 72. Hiestand would take a four stroke lead heading into the final round of play. Battling difficult and wet conditions during Tuesday’s final round, Hiestand stayed steady and continued her strong play to claim the 2014 Women's Senior Amateur with a round of 76, for a two day total of 148, which was good enough for an impressive seven shot victory.
Hiestand got off to a rough start in her final round making a double bogey on the first hole, but an impressive chip in for par on the par-3 sixth hole after she played her first shot from the water gave her momentum heading into the back nine. Hiestand capped off her title defense with a birdie on the 18th hole. Hiestand has been the Women’s Senior Amateur Player-of-the-Year for the last four years, and she is already off to a great start for the 2014 race. Lin McMillan, of Palm Coast finished alone in second place after rounds of 78-77 for a tournament total of 155. Past Champion, Taffy Brower, of Boynton Beach, and Therese Quinn, of Jacksonville, took home third place honors with a tournament total of 156.
In the Super Senior Division, Tinker Sanger of North Palm Beach also had a solid first day shooting a six over-par 78 to take the overnight lead. Sanger followed up her first round with a final day of 89 for a total of 167 to capture the Super-Senior Championship title by two strokes. Diane Armet, of West Palm Beach, posted rounds of 82-87 to finish alone in second place. Nancy Chaffee, of Avon Park and Kathie Westlund, of Fort Myers, finished tied for third place.
Gross Flight Winners
Senior Champion - Mary Jane Hiestand, Naples, FL 72-76--148
Super-Senior Champion - Tinker Sanger, North Palm Beach, FL 78-89--167
Senior Championship First Flight - Lynn Morrison, Zephyrhills, FL 86-74--160
Senior Championship Second Flight - Angie Whitley Coleman, New Castle, DE 89-81--170
Senior Field First Flight - Debbie O'Brien, Wellington, FL 85-87--172
Senior Field Second Flight - Luanne Zabytko, Port St. Lucie, FL 94-87--181
Super Senior Field Division - Charliene Lemon-Steiner, Sarasota, FL 86-94--180
Net Flight Winners
Senior Field First Flight - Mary Lou Edwards,Palm Harbor, FL- 74-78--172
Senior Field Second Flight - Karen Varner, Boca Raton, FL- 80-77--183
Super Senior Field Division - Linda Grubb, The Villages, FL- 72-75--181