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Pardus Reigns At Carolinas Senior Women's Amateur

 

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (August 25, 2021) -- Final results of the 23rd Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club, in Rutherfordton, N.C. on August 25, 2021. The Championship Division competed at 5,066 yards, while the Carolinas Division competed at 4,651 yards (35-36--71).

 

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In what was a hotly contested final round of the Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Jayne Pardus of Mount Pleasant, S.C. made her mark on the 23rd playing of this event with a two-shot victory.

 

“I really had to play to my strengths,” said Pardus. “I didn’t try to hit the driver on some short holes that could have gotten me in trouble. I was really just trying to set up each shot for a better opportunity and not put myself in too much trouble.” 

 

Pardus is not new to success in this event, as she has now won it two of the last three years, with her maiden victory of the Patty Moore Trophy coming in 2019. In 2021, her steady play over the two-day, 36-hole event was ultimately the difference maker. 

 

“This is extra special,” said Pardus. “The U.S. Senior is coming up and Pam [Prescott] who competed with me today, Patty [Moore] and I will be going so to be able to play and continue to play with these women is so special. Everyone wants to be able to win this so to be able to win this again is extra special.”

 

After a first round 3-over-par, 74, Pardus improved on her final round with a 1-over-par, 72 while playing in the final group alongside defending champion Pam Prescott of Piedmont, S.C. and Kerry Rutan of Daniel Island, S.C.

 

“I had some great competitors,” said Pardus. “It was wonderful to play alongside Pam. She's wonderful and a fantastic competitor and so is Kerry. I had an amazing group to play with today.”

 

Pardus absolutely exploded out of the gates in her opening nine on Wednesday, carding a bogey-free, 2-under-par, 33 with birdies on holes four and nine. While Pardus would drop a few shots early on in the beginning of her homeward nine, she stood on 18 tee at Cleghorn with a one-shot advantage over Prescott and Rutan. 

 

“I was really able to make some good birdies on the front,” said Pardus. “I rolled in some good par putts as well and I set myself up to get to the back nine.”

 

After smartly laying up to a short iron position on the tough finishing hole, that played as the hardest hole on the golf course this week, Pardus’ ball came out a little too hot, eventually coming to its resting place just over the green. After Rutan saved par, the pressure was on Pardus to roll in her five-footer for the win. Not backing down one moment, a good roll saw the ball fall in the center cup to give her the title. 

 

“The golf course demanded you to think on every shot,” said Pardus. “You just did not get a break. I feel like this course was a great challenge to me because sometimes I struggle with that. I was glad I could persevere through that.”

 

Rutan would earn runner-up, with a final round of 4-over-par, 75 cementing her at 6-over-par for the championship. Prescott, the first round leader, would finish in solo third with a two-day total of 8-over-par. Rounding out the top five is Pat Brogden of Garner, N.C. who finished in fourth with a two-day total of 10-over-par, while Carol Hammond came in solo fifth place with a score of 14-over-par over the two days.

 

In the Carolinas Division. Tammy Johnson of Taylorsville, N.C. never trailed and would come away with the victory. 

 

Johnson rebounded beautifully after a tough start to her final round. Beginning with a double-double start, she played the next seven holes of her opening nine in 1-under-par, carding a birdie on the Par-4, 15th. An eventual birdie on her last hole, the Par-4, ninth, would see Johnson card a 5-over-par, 76 to finish at 10-over-par for the tournament. 

 

Finishing in second place was Lee Heelan of Tryon, N.C. who carded a final round of 10-over-par, 81 to finish at 18-over-par for the championship. Rounding out the top three is Betty Armbruster of Simpsonville, S.C. who also finished with a final round of 10-over-par, 81 for a tournament total of 19-over-par. Armbruster would come away from this event with hardware, winning the low Super Senior award in the Carolinas Division. 

 

The Carolinas Golf Association would like to extend a sincere thank you to the excellent staff of Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club, especially, General Manager Dave Long and Head Golf Course Superintendent Daniel Fradley. 

 

23rd Carolinas Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club, Rutherfordton, N.C.

Final Round Results

Championship Division

Position Player City, State To Par R1 R2 Total 
1 Jayne Pardus Mount Pleasant, SC +4 74 72 146
2 Kerry Rutan Daniel Island, SC +6 73 75 148
3 Pam Prescott Piedmont, SC +8 70 80 150
4 Pat Brogden Garner, NC +10 76 76 152
5 Carol Hammond Bluffton, SC +14 78 78 156
T6 Lee Burton Orangeburg, SC +15 80 77 157
T6 Angela Stewart Greenville, NC +15 80 77 157
T6 Sandra St Onge Newland, NC +15 79 78 157
T6 Toni Notaro Pinehurst, NC +15 78 79 157
10 Renee Rezzetano Hilton Head Island, SC +16 78 80 158
T11 June Wang Huntersville, NC +18 80 80 160
T11 Ramona Jackson Wilmington, NC +18 77 83 160
T13 Sarah Phillips-Durst Pinehurst, NC +19 84 77 161
T13 Jeanie Atkinson Columbia, SC +19 79 82 161
T13 Natalie Huff Elgin, SC +19 80 81 161
T16 Kendra Muir Pinehurst, NC +20 82 80 162
T16 Kathy Binkley Cornelius, NC +20 80 82 162
18 Janis Romeo Charlotte, NC +23 85 80 165
19 Patty Moore Pinehurst, NC +25 82 85 167
T20 Lori Teague Taylorsville, NC +26 85 83 168
T20 Suzy Ellison Columbia, SC +26 81 87 168
22 Anne Washington Conway, SC +29 86 85 171
T23 Lisa Mooneyham Graham, NC +33 89 86 175
T23 Evelyn Larrimore Wingate, NC +33 87 88 175
T25 Jennifer Hjalmquist Cary, NC +35 91 86 177
T25 Marilyn Hays Durham, NC +35 89 88 177
27 Cathy Martin Johns Island, SC +37 90 89 179
28 Barbara Anderson Greenville, SC +38 89 91 180
T29 Julie Snider Columbia, SC +39 92 89 181
T29 Louise Givens Columbia, SC +39 94 87 181
31 Karen Sennett Stanley, NC +42 95 89 184
32 Sheila Ryan Laurinburg, NC +46 92 96 188
33 Suzann Bartley Columbia, SC +48 96 94 190
34 Ann Miller Chapel Hill, NC +49 96 95 191
35 Patricia Cuero Nielsen Charlotte, NC +53 100 95 195
36 Lucille Ray Rock Hill, SC +55 97 100 197
WD Kim Clarke Newton, NC - 86 WD WD

 

Carolinas Division

Position Player City, State  To Par R1 R2 Total 
1 Tammy Johnson Taylorsville, NC +10 76 76 152
2 Lee Heelan Tryon, NC +18 79 81 160
3 Betty Armbruster Simpsonville, SC +19 80 81 161
4 Julie Shore Raleigh, NC +23 81 84 165
T5 Karin Wu Charlotte, NC +27 91 78 169
T5 Lelia Reynolds Greenville, SC +27 87 82 169
T7 Frances Garber Florence, SC +29 87 84 171
T7 Kristen Rooke Greenville, SC +29 86 85 171
9 Heather Tapp Greenville, SC +34 85 91 176
10 Cynthia Andereck Mt. Pleasant, SC +36 87 91 178
11 Stephanie Cuomo Raleigh, NC +40 98 84 182
T12 Patricia Reid Greenville, SC +41 94 89 183
T12 Susan Vercauteren Charlotte, NC +41 88 95 183
14 Debe Schwedler Travelers Rest, SC +43 97 88 185
15 Carole Stone Blythewood, SC +50 96 96 192
16 Kathy McCurdy Spartanburg, SC +52 88 106 194
T17 Carol Gislason Hendersonville, NC +54 98 98 196
T17 Priscilla Hoffman Greenville, SC +54 94 102 196
T17 Dana Halliday Spartanburg, SC +54 92 104 196
20 Annette Ferrell Greenville, SC +64 102 104 206
21 Aloma Smith Greenville, SC +65 103 104 207
22 Lauren Dennis Mount Pleasant, SC +79 118 103 221
WD Louise Brunson Charleston, SC - WD   WD
WD Missy Crosby Mt. Pleasant, SC - WD   WD

 

 

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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