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Preview: 17th Carolinas Women's Senior

17th Carolinas Women's Senior Championship Preview
Pat Brogden chases fifth Women's Senior title in seven years

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 17th Carolinas Women's Senior Championship at Hendersonville Country Club in Hendersonville, NC on September 21-22, 2015.

Defending champion Pat Brogden (L) with
runner-up Dr. Angela Stewart
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In last year's championship hosted by Governors Club, Pat Brogden of Garner, N.C. completed a wire-to-wire win for her fourth Carolinas Women’s Senior Amateur trophy. Dr. Angela Stewart of Greenville, N.C. finished in second, two-shots back. Stewart missed a four-foot par putt on the final hole that could have forced a playoff.

Earlier this month, Stewart earned medalist honors at a qualifier for the 2015 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur. Brogden is an alternate. 

86 players, including those mentioned above in last year's final round theatrics, are expected to compete in this year's championship.

 

Other notable players in the field:

  • Patty Moore of Charlotte, N.C. - seven-time Carolinas Women's Senior champ, 17-time overall CGA champion.

  • Kim Briele of New Bern, N.C. - 2015 North Carolina Women's Senior champion.

  • Lea Anne Brown of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - 2015 Women's South Carolina Senior champ, 2004 Carolinas Women's Amateur champion.

This will be the first CGA championship contested at Hendersonville Country Club. One of Donald Ross' signature jewels, Hendersonville Country Club is home to a par 70, 18-Hole course. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hendersonville Country Club is one of the best private clubs, not only in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but also throughout the entire Southeast.

The championship is conducted at 36 holes of stroke play (no cut). All players, regardless of Handicap Index, have the option to play in the "Championship Division" or the "Tournament Division".

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has reached her 50th birthday by September 21, 2015, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club that does not exceed 40.4.

Defending Champions:
Senior Champion: Pat Brogden of Garner, N.C.
Super Senior Champion: Peggy Yountz of Denver, N.C.

    
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About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

Now in its 106th year, the CGA annually conducts 43 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 140 One-Day (net and gross) events and qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed more than $1,500,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

For more information about the CGA, visit www.carolinasgolf.org.

 

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