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NC Women's Senior Amateur Preview

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- The Carolinas Golf Association's 12th North Carolina Women's Senior Amateur Championship will take place on April 14-15 at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro.


Two-time NC Women's Senior champion Melissa Sage. [+] Enlarge

The field for the 2015 championship is expected to consist of 60 players. Three-time champion Patty Moore of Charlotte will be looking for her 18th overall CGA championship. Other former champions competing this year include: Angela Stewart (2011) of Greenville and Melissa Sage (2006 & 2009) of Charlotte.

This will be the sixth Carolinas Golf Association championship hosted by Starmount Forest Country Club. Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek designed the original golf course and it was completed with consultation from Perry Maxwell. The course formally opened for play on Aug. 1, 1930. It was renovated in 1971 with consultation from George Cobb, and totally rebuilt in 1999 by architect Lester George.

Starmount Forest was the inaugural host for the Greater Greensboro Open (GGO) held in 1938. Sam Snead won that event at the age of 24. The club continued its involvement with the GGO, now formally known as the Wyndham Championship, until 1960. Starmount Forest hosted the 1947 Women's U.S. Open. Betty Jameson won with a score of 295, marking the first female golfer to score below 300 in a 72-hole tournament.

The North Carolina Women's Senior Amateur Championship is contested at 36 holes of stroke play with a Championship division and a Tournament division (shorter course). Players have the option to compete in either division.

Entry is open to any female golfer who has reached her 50th birthday by April 14, 2015, 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 a active GHIN® USGA handicap index at a CGA member club.

Championship Quick Facts

Event: 12th North Carolina Women's Senior Championship

Playing Dates: April 14-15, 2015

Host Site: Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro
5,650 yards (Championship), Par 36-36-72

Defending Champion: Patty Moore of Charlotte

Format: 36-holes stroke play.

Eligibility: Any female amateur golfer who has reached her 50th birthday by April 14, 2015, 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 14:      Round 1. 18 holes of stroke play (tee times).

Wednesday, April 15: Final Round. 18 holes of stroke play (shotgun).  Awards ceremony immediately following play.

Hole-by-hole scoring


The CGA will post any tournament delays or cancellations via our Twitter account. Follow @cgagolf1909.


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.    

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For more information contact:

Scott Gerbereux, CGA Director of Communications and Marketing
Phone: 910-673-1000

Carolinas Golf Association:
140 Ridge Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Web Site:
Twitter: @cgagolf1909

On-Site Championship Director:
Tiffany Priest, Director of Women's Golf and Membership Services
Phone: 910-673-1000

Host Site: 

Starmount Forest Country Club
1 Sam Snead Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410

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