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Brogden Blasts into Carolinas Sr. Women's Lead

Pat Brogden of Garner, N.C. holds a three-stroke lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (September 26, 2017) -- First round results of the 19th Carolinas Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Greensboro Country Club's Irving Park Course on Tuesday, September 26th (37-35--72, Championship Division: 5,438 yards, Course Rating 72.0/126)

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When the North Carolina Senior Women's Championship was held at Irving Park in 2012, Pat Brogden of Garner, N.C. edged Patty Moore of Charlotte, N.C. by one stroke. On Tuesday, Brogden's even-par 72 on the Donald Ross layout provided a three-stroke cushion over Lea Anne Brown of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. in the 19th Carolinas Senior Women's Amateur Championship.

The championship is conducted at 36 holes of stroke play (no cut). All players, regardless of Handicap Index, have the option to play in the Championship Division or the Carolinas Division, which plays a shorter course.

The top-ranked senior women's golfer in the Carolinas, Brogden mixed three birdies with three birdies in her opening round. "I hit the ball close all day and was just never in a good position to make a birdie putt," said Brogden, who won the North Carolina Senior Amateur in April. "If I had made some putts today, I could have gone pretty low." A five-time Carolinas Senior Women's champion, Brogden held a share of the 18-hole lead last year before finishing runner-up to Kim Briele of New Bern, N.C.

Playing on her 58th birthday, Brown recorded four bogeys and one birdie in search of her first Carolinas Senior Women's title. This year the fourth ranked senior women's golfer won the Women's South Carolina Golf Association's Senior Championship and qualified for match play in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur.

In the Carolinas Division, Sook Hee Yang of Jamestown, N.C. notched four birdies en route to a one-under 71. Carole Jones of Hillsborough, N.C. and Diane Yelovich of Pinehurst, N.C. share the lead for the Low Super Senior award in the Carolinas Division at seven-over-par 79. The award is given to the lowest score in the Carolinas Division (shorter course) who is over the age of 65.

Greensboro Country Club member Candace Cummings of Greensboro, N.C. used a 5-wood to make her first career hole-in-on on the 145-yard 16th hole. 

The final round will begin with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. This year's champion will be awarded the newly minted Patty Moore trophy, honoring the seven-time event winner.

Entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has reached her 50th birthday by the first day of the championship, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club that does not exceed 40.4.

19th Carolinas Senior Women's Amateur Championship
Greensboro Country Club (Irving Park) | Greensboro, N.C.

First Round Results

Championship - First Flight
Pat Brogden, Garner, N.C.   37-35--72  (Even)
Lea Anne Brown, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.   40-35--75  (+3)
Kathy Binkley, Cornelius, N.C.   38-39--77  (+5)
Kim Briele, New Bern, N.C.   41-40--81  (+9)
Leigh Coulter, Hopkins, S.C.   43-39--82  (+10)
Patty Moore, Charlotte, N.C.   46-36--82  (+10)
June Wang, Huntersville, N.C.   42-41--83  (+11)
Linda Daniel, Huntersville, N.C.   43-41--84  (+12)
Terrie Allemang, Hilton Head, S.C.   46-40--86  (+14)
Chrissie Spidell, Anderson, S.C.   45-42--87  (+15)
Championship - Second Flight
Anne Washington, Conway, S.C.   40-38--78  (+6)
Leigh Armentrout, Greensboro, N.C.   42-40--82  (+10)
Kim Clarke, Newton, N.C.   48-37--85  (+13)
Therese St. Peter, Pittsboro, N.C.   43-42--85  (+13)
Kendra Muir, Pinehurst, N.C.   45-43--88  (+16)
Libby Neil, Wilmington , N.C.   48-41--89  (+17)
Katherine DeVore, High Point, N.C.   47-43--90  (+18)
Robin Gallagher, Hillsborough, N.C.   46-45--91  (+19)
Karen Brookshire Brookshire, Asheboro, N.C.   WD-WD--WD  (WD)
Carolinas - First Flight
Sook Hee Yang, Jamestown, N.C.   38-33--71  (-1)
Donna Tanner, Pinehurst, N.C.   39-37--76  (+4)
Bonnie Montgomery, Jamestown, N.C.   39-40--79  (+7)
Carole Jones, Hillsborough, N.C.   41-38--79  (+7)
Dianne Yelovich, Pinehurst, N.C.   39-40--79  (+7)
Kelly Whitley, Greensboro, N.C.   40-40--80  (+8)
Barbara Munnett, Winston Salem, N.C.   41-40--81  (+9)
Nancy Cooper, Burlington, N.C.   41-40--81  (+9)
Maria Malone, Greensboro, N.C.   41-41--82  (+10)
Carole Stone, Blythewood, S.C.   47-38--85  (+13)
Clate Aydlett, Elizabeth City, N.C.   45-41--86  (+14)
Jackie Edmunds, Greensboro, N.C.   47-42--89  (+17)
Carolinas - Second Flight
Mary Rhodes, Greensboro, N.C.   45-37--82  (+10)
Carmen Andia, Whitsett, N.C.   42-44--86  (+14)
Candace Cummings, Greensboro, N.C.   49-43--92  (+18)
Cathy Martin, Huntersville, N.C.   50-43--93  (+21)
Kathy Reynolds, Hickory, N.C.   48-45--93  (+21)
Bonnie Hanly, Pinehurst, N.C.   48-47--95  (+23)
Dollie Watson, Lexington, North Caro   47-48--95  (+23)
Jean Burns, Irmo, S.C.   49-47--96  (+24)
Jackie Meyer, Pinehurst, N.C.   44-53--97  (+25)
Kate Fogel, Conover, N.C.   52-45--97  (+25)
Carol Boles, Madison, N.C.   48-50--98  (+26)
Stephanie Cuomo, Durham, N.C.   59-45--104  (+32)


Defending Champions:
Senior Champion: Kim Briele of New Bern, N.C.
Super Senior Champion: Brenda Frye of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Competition Schedule:
Tuesday, September 26
Round 1 – 18 holes stroke play
(tee times begin 8:00 a.m.)

Wednesday, September 27
Round 2 – 18 holes stroke play
(shotgun start 9:00 a.m.)
Lunch and awards immediately following play for players

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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