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Brogden Blasts to NC Senior Women's Lead

Pat Brogden of Garner holds a two shot lead heading into Wednesday's final round

WILSON, N.C. (April 18, 2017) -- First round results of the Carolinas Golf Association's 14th North Carolina Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Wilson Country Club in Wilson, N.C. on Tuesday, April 18th (Par 36-36--72, 5563 Yards, Course/Slope Rating 73.3/124).

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Following Tuesday's first round of play in windy conditions at Wilson Country Club, Pat Brogden of Garner holds a two shot lead over Angela Stewart of Greenville. Brogden, a three time North Carolina Senior Women's Amateur winner, is seeking her first win in the championship since 2012. Her opening round two-over 74 was a product of managing her game. "This time of year, I am pleased with how I played," Brogden said. "I was able to avoid three putts, which is key on these greens."

Four bogeys without a matching birdie puts Stewart, the 2011 winner, at four-over 76. She will need the birdie putts to fall on Wednesday to make up the deficit.

Defending champion Patty Moore of Charlotte completes the final pairing. She trails Brogden by three after posting five-over 77.

It would mean a lot to Brogden if she could claim a wire-to-wire victory, "This event is always on my schedule," said the 2007, 2010, and 2012 winner. "You want to play in your state championship. I'm proud to be a North Carolina Senior Women's champion."

In the Carolinas Division, a 76 from Dianne Yelovich of Pinehurst's earned a four shot advantage over Cathy Garris of Lucama and Pam Congelosi of Vass. The Carolinas Division plays a shorter course.

The North Carolina Senior Women's Amateur Championship is contested at 36 holes of stroke play with a Championship division and a Carolinas division (shorter course). Players have the option to compete in either division. The champion of the tournament will be named from the Championship Division only.

Scoring will be provided by the CGA throughout the championship. Live updates will also be available on the CGA’s official Twitter, @cgagolf1909. Continue to visit the CGA website throughout this championship and all year long for complete championship coverage including scores, interviews, photos, and recaps.

14th North Carolina Senior Women's Amateur Championship
First Round Results | Wilson Country Club | Wilson, N.C. | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Championship Division - Championship Flight
1   Pat Brogden, Garner, N.C. - 38-36--74
2   Angela Stewart, Greenville, N.C. - 37-39--76
3   Patty Moore, Charlotte, N.C. - 39-38--77
4   Kim Briele, New Bern, N.C. - 43-37--80
T5   Debbie Adams, Asheville, N.C. - 39-42--81
T5   Kathy Binkley, Cornelius, N.C. - 39-42--81
7   Lori Teague, Taylorsville, N.C. - 44-39--83
8   Susan Beaupied, Pittsboro, N.C. - 44-41--85
9   Melissa Sage, Charlotte, N.C. - 43-43--86
Championship Division - Second Flight
1   Julie Shore, Raleigh, N.C. - 42-36--78
2   Patch Wilkinson, Wilson, N.C. - 43-42--85
3   Betty Zvarich, Fayetteville, N.C. - 43-43--86
4   Katherine DeVore, High Point, N.C. - 43-45--88
5   Maria Malone, Greensboro, N.C. - 45-47--92
6   Therese St. Peter, Pittsboro, N.C. - 48-45--93
7   Linda Bissonnette, Durham, N.C. - 48-50--98
8   Beth Rhyne, Wilson, N.C. - 56-49--105
Carolinas Division - First Flight
1   Dianne Yelovich, Pinehurst, N.C. - 37-39--76
T2   Cathy Garris, Lucama, N.C. - 44-36--80
T2   Pam Congelosi, Vass, N.C. - 41-39--80
4   Carole Jones, Hillsborough, N.C. - 41-41--82
T5   Barbara Munnett, Winston Salem, N.C. - 43-41--84
T5   Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown, N.C. - 42-42--84
T5   Clate Aydlett, Elizabeth City, N.C. - 43-41--84
8   Carmen Andia, Whitsett, N.C. - 42-43--85
9   Cynthia Curry, Charlotte, N.C. - 45-41--86
T10   Ellen Ollett, Sanford, N.C. - 48-41--89
T10   Peggy Yountz, Denver, N.C. - 45-44--89
Carolinas Division - Second Flight
1   Mary Rhodes, Greensboro, N.C. - 45-38--83
T2   Libby Neil, Wilmington , N.C. - 43-44--87
T2   Shelly Canals, Raleigh, N.C. - 47-40--87
4   Carolyn Hinton, Rocky Mount, N.C. - 45-43--88
T5   Jamie Denton, Nashville, N.C. - 47-45--92
T5   Mary Sutton, Goldsboro, N.C. - 48-44--92
7   Jackie Edmunds, Greensboro, N.C. - 48-46--94
T8   Priscilla Brewer, Wilson, N.C. - 45-51--96
T8   Shirley Baker, Wilson, N.C. - 49-47--96
10   Carol Kelly, Wallace , N.C. - 46-52--98
11   Lisa Wohland, Denver, N.C. - 50-51--101
12   Claudie Wallen, Sanford, N.C. - 53-49--102

About Wilson Country Club

Wilson Country Club was opened in May 1915 on the site that is currently known as Willow Springs Country Club. The club grew at a rapid rate following WWII and the size of the membership eventually grew too large for its initial home. Unable to expand the facilities, the club moved across town to its current site in 1973. Mr. William Byrd designed the new layout that we are so proud of today. Mr. Byrd designed and remodeled over 100 golf courses during his career which spanned nearly five decades. His Wilson Country Club design still receives rave reviews for its beauty and overall playability. The club has hosted nine Carolinas Golf Association majors including the 2010 NC Men’s Amateur.

Wilson Country Club underwent a renovation in 2005 to modernize the course and improve the putting surfaces. The renowned architect Mr. John Lafoy was chosen to do the renovation and work began in May, 2005. John Lafoy has redesigned over 100 golf courses throughout the country and has redesigned many classic layouts, including those of architects A.W. Tillinghast, Alistair Mackenzie, Seth Raynor, Charles Blair MacDonald and numerous Donald Ross designs. The redesign of Wilson Country Club has certainly made it one of the finest golf courses in North Carolina.

Championship Quick Facts

Event: 14th North Carolina Senior Women's Amateur Championship

Playing Dates: April 18-19

Host Site: Wilson Country Club, Wilson, N.C.
Approx 5,600 yards (Championship), Par 36-36--72

Defending Champion: Patty Moore of Charlotte, N.C.

Format: 36-holes stroke play.

Eligibility: Any female amateur golfer who has reached her 50th birthday by April 18, 2017, is a legal resident of North 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, April 18:      Round 1. 18 holes of stroke play (tee times).

Wednesday, April 19: Final Round. 18 holes of stroke play (shotgun).  Awards ceremony and luncheon immediately following play.

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.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as 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 nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.



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