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Brogden Wins NC Senior Women's Am in Record Fashion


WILSON, N.C. (April 19, 2017) -- Final results of the Carolinas Golf Association's 14th North Carolina Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Wilson Country Club in Wilson, N.C. on Wednesday, April 19th (Par 36-36--72, 5563 Yards, Course/Slope Rating 73.3/124).

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Pat Brogden of Garner converted four birdies
in Wednesday's final round to set a championship scoring record

Last year's runner-up, Pat Brogden of Garner made a memorable mark Wednesday on North Carolina Senior Women's history, posting the tournament low round of four-under 68 to set a championship scoring record at two-under 142. "68 was not on my mind this morning," said the 62-year-old Brogden. "But it certainly was fun!"

Beginning the final round with a two shot lead over Angela Stewart of Greenville, Brogden avoided making a single bogey. Instead, three birdies on the outward nine catapulted her well in front of the field. She grinded-out pars on the back nine to maintain her bogey-free round, making a handful of par-saving putts over four feet. After converting one such putt on the penultimate hole, Brogden let loose a volley of fist pumps.

"It was important to me to avoid bogey all day," said Brogden after setting the women's course record at Wilson Country Club. Only missing three greens on Wednesday, she also managed to avoid three putts the entire championship. Her fourteen stroke winning margin is another championship record.

Defending champion Patty Moore of Charlotte, who had previously held the championship scoring record at 143, finished alone in second place at 156.

Pat Brogden claims her fourth
NC Senior Women's Amateur

A three time winner of this event, Brogden had not won the championship since 2012. In recent years she battled injuries which kept her out of competition. "I've always respected this tournament," Brogden said, now holding eleven overall CGA titles. "My goal is always to win it if I play."

2005 champion Dianne Yelovich of Pinehurst, won both the Carolinas Division and low Super Senior award (65+) with a two-day total of 158. 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). Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has reached her 50th birthday, is a legal resident of North Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the CGA and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club.

The Carolinas Golf Association wishes to thank the staff and members of Wilson Country Club for their hospitality. The club has hosted nearly all of the CGA's major championships and we appreciate the support of General Manager Reid Hill, Josh Price and their staff.



14th North Carolina Senior Women's Amateur Championship
Final Results | Wilson Country Club | Wilson, N.C. | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Championship Division - Championship Flight
1   Pat Brogden, Garner, N.C. - 74-68--142
2   Patty Moore, Charlotte, N.C. - 77-79--156
T3   Angela Stewart, Greenville, N.C. - 76-81--157
T3   Debbie Adams, Asheville, N.C. - 81-76--157
5   Kathy Binkley, Cornelius, N.C. - 81-78--159
6   Kim Briele, New Bern, N.C. - 80-83--163
7   Susan Beaupied, Pittsboro, N.C. - 85-82--167
T8   Lori Teague, Taylorsville, N.C. - 83-WD--WD
T8   Melissa Sage, Charlotte, N.C. - 86-WD--WD
Championship Division - Second Flight
1   Julie Shore, Raleigh, N.C. - 78-87--165
2   Betty Zvarich, Fayetteville, N.C. - 86-83--169
3   Katherine DeVore, High Point, N.C. - 88-91--179
4   Patch Wilkinson, Wilson, N.C. - 85-96--181
5   Therese St. Peter, Pittsboro, N.C. - 93-91--184
6   Maria Malone, Greensboro, N.C. - 92-96--188
7   Beth Rhyne, Wilson, N.C. - 105-102--207
8   Linda Bissonnette, Durham, N.C. - 98-117--215
Carolinas Division - First Flight
1   Dianne Yelovich, Pinehurst, N.C. - 76-82--158
2   Carole Jones, Hillsborough, N.C. - 82-77--159
3   Cynthia Curry, Charlotte, N.C. - 86-77--163
T4   Barbara Munnett, Winston Salem, N.C. - 84-81--165
T4   Cathy Garris, Lucama, N.C. - 80-85--165
6   Pam Congelosi, Vass, N.C. - 80-87--167
7   Clate Aydlett, Elizabeth City, N.C. - 84-85--169
8   Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown, N.C. - 84-87--171
9   Peggy Yountz, Denver, N.C. - 89-85--174
10   Ellen Ollett, Sanford, N.C. - 89-86--175
11   Carmen Andia, Whitsett, N.C. - 85-91--176
Carolinas Division - Second Flight
1   Carolyn Hinton, Rocky Mount, N.C. - 88-82--170
2   Libby Neil, Wilmington , N.C. - 87-85--172
3   Mary Rhodes, Greensboro, N.C. - 83-91--174
4   Shelly Canals, Raleigh, N.C. - 87-89--176
5   Jamie Denton, Nashville, N.C. - 92-92--184
6   Jackie Edmunds, Greensboro, N.C. - 94-92--186
T7   Mary Sutton, Goldsboro, N.C. - 92-96--188
T7   Shirley Baker, Wilson, N.C. - 96-92--188
9   Carol Kelly, Wallace , N.C. - 98-92--190
10   Priscilla Brewer, Wilson, N.C. - 96-97--193
11   Claudie Wallen, Sanford, N.C. - 102-109--211
12   Lisa Wohland, Denver, N.C. - 101-WD--WD

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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