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Preview: 21st Carolinas Senior Women's Amateur

 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (September 27, 2019) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 21st Carolinas Senior Women's Championship at Gaston Country Club in Gastonia, N.C. from October 1-2, 2019.

Related: Championship Web Site | Starting Times | Scoring | History

Players to watch:

  • Last Year’s Champion, Susan Beaupied of Pittsboro, N.C. is back to defend her title at the Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Beaupied won the weather-shortened event after being the only competitor in last year’s field to shoot even par with a hurricane looming. Beaupied finished T5 in this year’s N.C. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Chapel Hill Country Club.
  • Jayne Pardus of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. has had a record year with wins at both the WSCGA Senior Championship and the WSCGA Match Play Championship. She was the last Carolinian standing at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, making it to the Round of 32.
  • Kim Briele of New Bern, N.C. is the 2016 Carolinas Senior Women’s champion and current leader in the Carolinas Senior Women's Rankings. Top finishes for Briele this year include a T5 at the N.C. Women’s Amateur and T11 at the Canadian Senior Women’s Amateur. She finished in third place in the Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Championship last year. She also played in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Pine Needles.
  • Patty Moore of Pinehurst, N.C. has the most Carolinas Senior Women’s titles with seven. In 2017, the trophy for the Championship was named after Moore to honor her outstanding legacy in women’s golf in the Carolinas. 2019 has been a bittersweet golf year for Moore, as she was able to qualify for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Pine Needles but had to withdraw due to an injury. She also held the lead going into the final round at the N.C. Senior Women’s Amateur in April but finished in second place. A win this week would be redemption on a year of close calls.

 

  • Pat Brogden of Garner, N.C. was the eventual champion of this year’s N.C. Senior Women’s Amateur. She holds the second most titles in the Carolinas Senior Women’s Championship with six. A win this week would tie her for the most titles along with Moore.
  • Our reigning Carolinas Senior Women’s Player of the Year, Lea Anne Brown of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. is hoping to claim her first Carolinas Senior Women’s’ Championship title. Brown was the runner-up in 2017 and finished T5 in this event last year. She also finished T3 in this year’s WSCGA Senior Championship and seventh place at the South Carolina Women’s Open.
  • Brenda Kuehn of Asheville, N.C. is a newcomer to the Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur but she has a long resume in competitive golf. Kuehn, who was a first-team All-American at Wake Forest University, has qualified for nine U.S. Women’s Opens and 13 U.S. Women’s Amateurs. She competed in the 2001 U.S. Women's Open while eight months pregnant with her daughter Rachel, who now plays at Wake Forest. Kuehn was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

 

Past Champions and Runners-Up in this Year’s Field

Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Champions (5): Cynthia Curry (2000), Patty Moore (2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013), Carole Jones (2005), Pat Brogden (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), Kim Briele (2016)

Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Runners-Up (6): Clate Aydlett (2000, 2002, 2003), Patty Moore (2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016), Melissa Sage (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), Pat Brogden (2011, 2016), Angela Stewart (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018), Lea Anne Brown (2017)

The championship is contested at 36 holes of stroke play with a Championship Division (approximately 5,378 yards) and Carolinas Division (approximately 4801 yards). Players have the option to compete in either the Championship Division or Carolinas Division. Players are pre-flighted within their division based on Handicap Index.The overall champion can come from any flight within the Championship division. The Carolinas division plays a shorter course and is ineligible for the overall championship.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has reached her 50th birthday by October 1, 2019, maintains a residence in 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. 

 

Schedule of Rounds:

Tuesday, October 1
Round 1 – 18 Holes of Stroke Play
Double tee start at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, October 2
Round 2 – 18 Holes of Stroke Play
9:00 am shotgun start
Lunch and awards ceremony immediately after play

 



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