Announcing the 2016 Amateur Championship
and Mid-Amateur Championship

West Lake Country Club
Augusta, GA
June 20 – 24, 2016

Tournament Information


Shown here from left are Nannie Ward of Aiken, S.C. and Helen Ferneyhough of Monroe, with WSGA President Audrey Songy of Huntsville, AL. The ladies were presented gifts for 25 years of service on the Southern board.

Shown here from left are Nannie Ward of Aiken, S.C. and Helen Ferneyhough of Monroe, with WSGA President Audrey Songy of Huntsville, AL. The ladies were presented gifts for 25 years of service on the Southern board.


Ohio State signee Alex Wright  captured the Womens Southern Golf Association 101st Amateur Championship with a 2 up win over University of Georgia sophomore Rinko Mitsunaga Friday morning.

Alex Wright

Alex Wright

The finals was a culmination of a great week of golf at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, GA. “Congratulations to all our champions,” said WSGA President Audrey Songy at the conclusion of play Friday. “West Lake Country Club has been a great host for our 2016 event. We would like to thank everyone who made this week a special one for all of us.”

Both players finished in the Top 10 in the qualifying round as Mitsunaga shot 71 and Wright posted a 73.  The champion’s wins en route to the title came over Cayla Smith in the first round, Hannah Mae Deems in the second round,  over Co-Medalist Janet Mao in the quarterfinals and over Fernanda Lira in the semifinals.

Capturing the Second Mid-Amateur Championship was local favorite/Augusta resident Laura Coble, who defeated Janie Carpenter of Garland, TX in the title match. Coble, a member of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, is the second player to hoist the coveted Betty Probasco Championship Trophy.

Janie Carpenter

Janie Carpenter

Laura Coble

Laura Coble

In the Championship Consolation match Lauren Waidner of Fleming Island, GA defeated fellow Georgian Manuela Carbajore of Athens Friday morning.

Manuela Carbajore

Manuela Carbajore

Lauren Waidner

Lauren Waidner

Winning the Championship First Flight was Clara Teixeira of Miramar, FL. She downed Lana Hodge of Monroe, LA in the finals Friday.

Clara Teixeira

Clara Teixeira

The First Flight Consolation award went to Jaelyn Tindal of Rock Hill S.C. She downed Taylor Thompson of Baton Rouge, LA in the finals of their bracket.

Anna Schultz

Anna Schultz

In the Mid-Amateur Consolation Championship match Texas Golf Hall of Famer Anna Schultz of Heath, TX defeated Nancy Gavin of Jackson Gap, AL. Schultz was a finalist for the Mid-Amateur Championship last year.


June 24th. End-of-Play Brackets

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The finals are set for the WSGA 101st Amateur Championship and the Second Mid-Amateur Championship being held this week at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, GA.

Facing off in the Championship match at 8:20 Friday morning will be University of Georgia sophomore Rinko Mitsunaga and Alex Wright of Midlothian, VA.

Vying to be just the second Mid-Amateur Champion will be #1 seed Medalist Laura Coble of Augusta and Janie Carpenter of Garland, TX, who has not only been playing awesome golf this week but also serving as WSGA secretary/president-elect. The Mid-Amateur Champion will be awarded the coveted Betty Probasco Championship Trophy. This match is set to get underway at 8:10 am.

The Championship Consolation prize will be a Georgia affair decided in a match featuring Manuela Carbajore of Athens against Lauren Waidner of  Fleming Island. This match is set to begin at 8:00 am.

Set to get underway at 7:50 am will be the Consolation Finals of the Mid-Amateur Championship. Playing in this match will be Nancy Gavin of Jacksons Gap, AL and last year’s Mid-Am finalist Anna Schultz of Heath, TX.

The Championship First Flight final will feature LSU senior Lana Hodge of Monroe, LA taking on Clara Teixeira of Miramar, FL. Match time will be 7:40 am.

The first match out Friday morning at 7:30 will be the Championship First Flight Consolation division. This match will pit Taylor Thompson of Baton Rouge, LA against Jaelyn Tindal of Rock Hill, S.C. Thompson’s match Thursday featured a hole-in-one on #8 in her victory over Victoria Huggins.

Also making it to the semifinals in the Championship Flight were Fernanda Lira of Mexico City, Mexico and Gabriella Coella of Venezuela.

Championship Consolation semifinalists were Elle Nachmann of Boca Raton, FL and Emily Brooks of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Championship First Flight semifinalists were Louise Olsson of Charleston, S.C. and Madison Barnett of Mableton, GA.

Semifinalists in the Mid-Amateur Championship were Tanna Richard of Ft. Smith, AR and Lin Culver of Palm Coast, FL.

Mid-Amateur Consolation semifinalists were Joan Archer of Hot Springs Village, AR and Jewel Malick of Heath, TX.


June 23rd. End-of-Play Brackets

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Taylor Thompson of Baton Rouge, LA has a Hole-In-One on #8 Thursday morning in Quarterfinals of First Flight Consolation in Amateur Championship.

Taylor Thompson

Taylor Thompson


The Quarterfinals are set for the Womens Southern Golf Association Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships being held this week at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, GA.

Amateur Championship

Co-Medalists Janet Mao and Kathleen Gallagher both moved into the Round of 8 with their wins Wednesday morning. Mao, of Johns Creek, GA defeated Elsa Diaz while Gallagher, who hails from Greenwood, MS. downed Sarah Harris.

Joining the medalists in the next round will be #3 seed Rinko Mitsunaga of Roswell, GA, who beat Brenda Gonzalez in the Round of 16. Also moving on are #5 seed Fernanda Lira of Mexico, a winner over Ju Hee Bae, and #6 seed Delfina Acosta of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who defeated Eunice Yi. The other single digit seed advancing
is #8 Alex Wright of Midlothian, VA, who bested Hannah Mae Deems in a match-up of the 8 and 9 seeds.

Double digit seeds advancing are #20 Amanda Doherty of Atlanta, who downed the #4 seed Valerie Tanguay and #23 seed Gabriela Coella of Venezuela,, who beat Marisa Messana.

Thursday morning match-ups will have Mao taking on Wright and Doherty playing Lira in one side of the bracket. The other side will feature Gallagher playing Coello and Mitsunaga taking on Acosta.

Championship Consolation

Match-ups in the Round of 8 in the Championship Consolation will feature the low junior qualifier Elle Nachmann of Boca Raton, FL against Cayla Smith of Easley, S.C. and Manuela Carbajo Re of Athens, GA against Bailey Cocca of Myrtle Beach, S.C. in the top half of the bracket.

The bottom half of that bracket will pit Megan Woods of Spring Branch, TX against Emily Brooks of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Lauren Waidner of Fleming Island, GA against Meghan Nay of Canton, GA.

Championship First Flight

In the Amateur Championship First Flight the semifinal round Thursday will feature Madison Barnett of Mableton, GA taking on Clara Teixeira of Miramar, FL and Louise Olsson of Charleston, S.C. taking on Lana Hodge of Monroe, LA.

Mid Amateur Championship

There are familiar names headed to the Round of 8 in the 2016 Mid-Amateur Championship with local favorite Laura Coble of Augusta, the Medalist, leading the way. Coble will be taking on #8 seed Lea Green of McCalla, AL in Thursday morning’s quarterfinal round. The other match up on that side of the bracket will have #13 seed Tanna Richard of Ft. Smith, AR playing #5 seed Linda Jeffery of Prattville, AL.

The other side of the bracket in the Mid-Amateur quarters will have Lecia Alexander of Stafford, TX, the #13 seed taking on #23 seed Lin Culver of Palm Coast, FL and #3 seed Susan West of Tuscaloosa, AL playing #22 seed Janie Carpenter of Garland, TX.

(Tee times for all matches, including the Championship First Flight Consolation and the Mid-Amateur Consolation can be found on this website.)


June 22nd. End-of-Play Brackets

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The qualifying round is in the books for the WSGA 101st Amateur Championship and the 2nd Mid-Amateur Championship with match play set to begin Tuesday morning at 7:30.

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Kathleen Gallagher

Amateur players Kathleen Gallagher and Janet Mao shared Medalist honors as they both shot 70 Monday morning. Gallagher, a sophomore at LSU, hails from Greenwood, MS while Mao is from John’s Creek, GA.

Janet Mao

Janet Mao

Augusta’s own Laura Coble, the pre-tournament favorite in the Mid-Amateur Championship, earned Medalist honors with a round of 70.

Laura Coble

Laura Coble

Earning Low Junior Honors was Elle Nachmann of Boca Raton, FL. She shot a round of 75 today.

Elle Nachmann

Elle Nachmann

Coble will be out in the first match Tuesday morning when she takes on Carolyn Martin of Stillwater, OK.  Other matches involving the top Mid-Amateur seeds are second-seeded Susan Rheney of Greenboro, GA  taking on LauraDeCillis of Irmo, S.C. in the 8:42am match. Third seed Susan West of Tuscaloosa, AL plays Dawn Young of Douglasville, GA and fourth seed Julie Harrison of Baton Rouge, LA will match up against Joan Archer of Hot Springs Village, AR.

In the Amateur Championship Gallagher will take on Megan Woods of Spring Branch, TX in the 12:18pm match while Mao will be opening against Katy Harris of St. Simons Island, GA in the 11:06am match.

Qualifying results and a complete list of Tuesday’s matches can be found here on the website.

Sandra Smith
WSGA Publicity Director
ssmith2454@hotmail.com


Golfers from throughout the South will be gathering at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, GA this weekend  in preparation for the 101st Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur Championship and the 2nd Mid-Amateur Championship.

Qualifying Rounds for both tournaments are set to begin Monday, June 20 with the first tee time at 7:30AM. Match play gets underway Tuesday morning and continues throughout the week with the Championship matches set Friday, June 24. Practice rounds and registration are scheduled on Sunday at West Lake.

“The WSGA is excited about being in Augusta and hosting our Championships at West Lake Country Club,” said President Audrey Songy this week. “We have an outstanding field of competitors and should see some great golf. Thank you to West Lake and the Host Club Committee for all their hard work preparing for this year’s event.”

This year marks the second time the WSGA has played with its new format. The decision was made two years ago to divide into two Championships with those choosing to play in the Amateur playing approximately 6,200 yards. Any player under 25 years of age must play in the Amateur event. The Mid-Amateur will be contested from about 5,700 yards.

Competition in both Championships will be wide open as neither past champion is back to defend her title. Forty-eight players will be competing in the Amateur with 32 teeing it up in the Mid-Amateur.

A stellar field in the Amateur features exactly half the competitors sporting a plus handicap. Leading the 15 players from Georgia will be Rinko Mitsunaga, a sophomore from the University of Georgia, with a +4.5 handicap. Joining her will be Amanda Doherty of Atlanta with a +4.3.

The most celebrated junior player in the field is Yujeong Son of Norman, OK with a +4.2 handicap. She has over 50 wins to her credit.
Among the returning players who performed well in last year’s event at Sara Bay Country Club are Katy Harris of St. Simons Island, GA, who was a Championship flight semifinalist last year. Also back is junior player Elle Nachmann of Boca Raton, FL, a Championship Consolation semifinalist.

LSU sophomore Kathleen Gallagher comes in fresh off winning the Mississippi Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship last week. This was Gallagher’s second MWGA amateur title. Kathleen is the daughter of Golf Channel analyst/former Ryder Cup player Jim Gallagher and Cissye Meeks Gallagher, who played on the LPGA tour. She is a native of Greenwood, MS.

Headlining the field for the Mid-Amateur are two ladies who are in the Hall of Fames in their respective states.  Augusta’s own Laura Coble, the 2005 WSGA Amateur Champion and Georgia Golf Hall of Fame member, sports the low handicap in the Mid-Amateur field with a +1.8.  Perenniel contender Anna Schultz, who made it to the Championship Match last year, is also among the favorites. Schultz, a member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, won back-to-back WSGA Senior Championships in 2005-06.

Other notable returnees are Danielle Davis of  St. Simon, GA, the Consolation Championship winner last year and Tanna Richard of Ft Smith, AR, a Consolation semifinalist. Last year’s inaugural medalist Therese Quinn of Jacksonville, FL is also among the favorites.
Texas leads the way in numbers in the Mid Amateur with 10 competitors followed by host state Georgia with 8. Alabama will have 4 players, Florida and Arkansas 3 each, Louisiana 2 and Oklahoma and South Carolina 1 each.

Sandra Smith
WSGA Publicity
Ssmith2454@hotmail.com


WSGA Mid-Amateur Players to Watch

Anna Schultz

Anna Schultz

Anna Schultz

Anna Schultz is definitely a Player to Watch in the 2016 WSGA Mid-Amateur as she was a finalist in the inaugural event held last summer at Sara Bay Country Club. Schultz, who hails from Rockwall, Tx. is a member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. She won back-to-back WSGA Senior Championships in 2006-2007.

Laura Coble

Laura Coble

Laura Coble

Augusta’s own Laura Coble is definitely one of the favorites in this year’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Coble, who was a 2013 inductee into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, has a WSGA title to her credit as she won the 2005 WSGA Amateur Championship.

Susan West

Susan West

Susan West

Susan West of Tuscaloosa, AL has definitely made the transition from the tennis court to the golf course and is now considered a Player to Watch every time she tees it up. West won her second consecutive Alabama Senior Women’s State Championship this spring. She earned spots and competed in both the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur in 2015. She made it to the quarterfinal round of the senior event.

Therese Quinn

Therese Quinn

Therese Quinn

Among the Players to Watch at this year’s Mid-Amateur Championship is last year’s medalist Therese Quinn of Jacksonville, Fl. Quinn was the top seed with her medalist score of 76. She also qualified for both the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and the Senior Championships in 2015.


PLAYERS TO WATCH / WSGA AMATEUR

Rinko Mitsunaga

Rinko Mitsunaga

Rinko Mitsunaga

University of Georgia sophomore Rinko Mitsunaga is definitely a player to watch in this year’s Amateur as she has a long list of credentials. She was on the winning team (with Mika Liu) in the inaugural USGA Women’s Four-Ball last year. This was one of 5 wins that Mitsunaga posted in 2015. Rinko is a 3-time AJGA Rolex All-American and has qualified for 2 U.S. Girls Amateurs and 3 U.S. Women’s Amateurs.

Katy Harris

Katy Harris

Katy Harris

Back to try to improve on her semifinalist finish last year is Georgia native Katy Harris, who is from St. Simons Island. Harris played her freshman year at Mercer but transferred to Ole Miss in the spring and will be playing for them in the Fall 2016. Harris had a stellar junior career with 12 wins, 23 Top-5’s and was a 3-time All-State high school player in Georgia.

Yujeong Son

Yujeong Son

Yujeong Son

Just added to the field of the 2016 WSGA Amateur Championship is Yujeong Son of Norman, OK., a highly decorated junior player with over 50 wins to her credit. The Oklahoma teenager was the youngest ever to win the Oklahoma State Women’s Amateur when she captured the title in 2014 at the age of 13.

Yujeong racked up 8 big wins in 2015 including her second straight Oklahoma State Women’s Amateur and the Girls Junior Championship. She also shot a second-round 65 in December to win the Tommy Moore Memorial Invitational in New Orleans over a strong junior field. She won the US Kids World Championship in 2012. A rising star in the amateur ranks, Yujeong Son will definitely be a Player to Watch in this year’s field.


WSGA Entry Deadline Extended

The entry deadline for the upcoming WSGA Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships has been extended to Friday, May 27 at 5 pm. Entry Chairman Susan Hall said Sunday that the Amateur Championship does have a full field of 48 but entries are still being taken for the wait list. “We traditionally do have withdrawals,” said Hall so those interested in playing are still urged to sign up. She reminded players that those who sign up for the Amateur and don’t get in will be issued a full refund.

There are currently a number of spots open in the Mid-Amateur Championship as 32 players are entered in the field which can take 48 competitors. The on-line entry forms for these events can be found on this website. “We encourage all of you Mid-Amateur players to get your entry in this week, “ said WSGA President Audrey Songy. “We are looking forward to an exciting event at beautiful West Lake Country Club in Augusta, GA and want you to be a part of it.”

Entry Chairman Susan Hall can be reached at wsgatournaments@gmail.com or by calling (918) 640-3914.


Entry deadline has been extended to: Friday, May 27th at 5:00 PM CDT


101st Playing of the Women’s Southern Amateur and the 2nd Women’s Southern Mid- Amateur at West Lake

Dates have been set for the 101st playing of the Women’s Southern Amateur and the 2nd Women’s Southern Mid- Amateur this summer in picturesque Augusta, GA.

The WSGA is excited to announce that the 2016 Amateur Championship and the 2016 Mid Amateur championship will be contested June 20-24 at West Lake Country Club in Augusta.

This will be the second year of the WSGA’s new format where the Amateur Championship is run concurrently with the newly-formed Mid-Amateur Championship. Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, FL is the 100th Amateur Champion, winning her title last summer at Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, FL. The inaugural winner of the Mid-Amateur title was Gigi Higgins of Cape Coral, Florida.

Read more…


Announcing the 2016 Senior Championship Site
The Conservatory Course of Hammock Beach Resort

October 23-26, 2016 is the date to mark on your calendar for the 31st WSGA Senior Championship. The place is Palm Coast, Florida and the Course the Tom Watson master piece:  The Conservatory Course.  Take a preview by visiting the course hole-by hole on-line at: Hammockbeach.com. Pictured is the par three #8; the signature hole an island green.
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WSGA 2015 Senior Championship is Now Complete

Hot Springs Country Club
Arlington Course
Hot Springs, Arkansas
October 20-22, 2015
Practice round October 19th

Exciting results and releases posted below.  Click here to see the Senior Championship page for special action shots.


Tournament Information


Creekmore Recaptures the Senior Crown


Final Press Release

WSGA Senior Championship
The Arlington Course
Hot Springs Country Club
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Oct. 20-22.

54 holes of stroke play
36 hole qualifier for flights.
Field 112
Yardage; 5241
70.6/ 124

A Repeat Seven Years in the Making

Carolyn Creekmore of Dallas, TX was all smiles as she held the same pose with the Katherine Graham Senior Championship Trophy as she did in 2008. Creekmore faced the same difficult elevations changes seven years ago on the slopes of Lexington Country Club of Lexington, VA. “There is something about me and difficult hilly courses;” she said as she compared the two course after her second round. It was indeed that 70 written in red that launched her beyond reach of a very strong field.

Day three brought valiant charges from the field with all knowing that Creekmore could not post another subpar round with predicted winds. But, any respectable score from Creekmore would retain her lead. The Crown came with a 76; two better than her first round. Carolyn Creekmore who grew up in the State of Arkansas was totally thrilled to finally win a tournament in the state she still calls home.

The real race became a race for Runner-Up. While, Tanna Richard posted the Eagle of the 3rd round hoping it could stall the three “young guns” of the tournament: Gigi Higgins, Janet Miller and Susan West. But Janet Miller and Susan West playing in the same group were attacking the course like professionals feeding off each other. Miller of Catoosa, Oklahoma, leader of the first round, was determined not to stumble in this final round. Her 75-82-73 separated her from West and Richard by a mere stroke. Susan West from Tuscaloosa Alabama posted the low round of the day with an even par round of 72.

Excitement not only reigned in the Championship Flight but all six other flights as scores of flight winners proclaimed improvement each day. Lin Culver of Palm Coast, FL winner of the 2nd flight managed to improve her first round by an incredible 11 stokes. Culver also received a pin to record her tournament hole-in-one on the #17 par three from President Linda Carter.

The greatest improvement goes to a player from the (often ignored) last flight. This flight is full of club players, older seniors and those who love to travel in packs to play golf. They enter early to guarantee a spot in the 56 entries accepted by date of entry. Martha Lawhorne of Keithville, Louisiana improved her first round/second round score by 12 strokes to travel back to Louisiana with a silver bowl bigger than she.

Please don’t forget to check the Senior Championship section of the website to view all the flight winners and some select pictures.

Next year there will be flat lies and a sea breezes at the Hammock Beach Resort’s Conservatory Course in Palm Coast, FL. The date for the tournament is Oct. 23-26, 2016.


Press Release: Round 2 Results

WSGA Senior Championship
Oct. 21, 2015
Round 2 Press Release

Red Numbers Propel a Past Champion to a 7 Shot Lead

Not expecting sub par scoring for a senior event on the Arlington Course with its challenging elevation changes, undulating greens, penal bunkers, and narrow fairways, red numbers had not been set out by the scoring committee. A scoreboard supply box had to be rummaged to find red numbers. The wrong size font was hastily found and put up until the proper size could be uncovered.

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It was Carolyn Creekmore of Dallas, TX, the 2008 WSGA Senior Champion, that had the crowd gathered around the scoreboard awaiting the delivery of red numbers. Creekmore birdies on 4, 9, 11, 12, 14 were aided by a chat with her golf instructor whom she called after round 1 describing a problem that she felt in her swing. A phone fix resulted in a round Carolyn Creekmore described as “ the best round in a very long time”. Creekmore, who missed the 2014 Senior recovering from shoulder surgery, was all smiles knowing her hard work of recovery had paid off in a great score on a great course.

Three players with pedigrees of southern golf are tied at 155 for second. Arkansas’ favorite women’s senior golfer Tanna Richard of Fort Smith, Taffy Brower the two time WSGA Senior Champion from Boynton, FL and the reigning WSGA Mid-Amateur Champion Gigi Higgins of Cape Coral, Fl, all have the odds against them closing that 7 stroke gap.
But, scores today proved that one good round will drastically change the landscape of a tournament.

If Creekmore refuses to cool the swing of precision she found today, the real action in the final maybe a race for the title of Runner-Up.
The three at 155 have the new senior talent out of Oklahoma, Janet Miller and the two-time WSGA Senior Champion Anna Schultz of Texas just 2 back; both are very capable of making a dramatic charge.

The story line will be revealed as the sun begins its fall into the Quachita Mountain Range. The 30th WSGA Senior Champion will be crowned and her name will be recorded in the WSGA Senior record book forever.

Action starts at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start for the entire field. The public is invited to follow the final round of the 2015 WSGA Senior Championship.


Press Release: Round 1 Results

Karen Koerner
WSGA Publicity
kkamera@consolidated.net
Oct. 20, 2015

Oklahoma’s Janet Miller of Catoosa Sneaks under the Radar to Lead the Senior Championship at Hot Springs Country Club.

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With four former WSGA Champions in the field, the Inaugural WSGA Mid- Amateur Champion, a large group of USGA Women’s Senior Championship Qualifiers and a wagon train of talent from Texas, Oklahoma was not on the player watch grid. Now, there is a big scramble to identify, Janet Miller of Catoosa, Oklahoma as she leads with a three over 75. Who is this youthful and powerful golfer that took advantage of the dry fairways and drove the ball out of the spotters visual range? With an interrogation of Oklahoma’s WSGA Director Susan Hall, the story was revealed. Miller is the 2015 Oklahoma Senior Women’s Champion and also the 2015 Oklahoma Women’s Mid-Amateur. On top of that it seems her powerful swing played for OSU almost three decades ago.

Just one stroke back is a player always on the player watch, Taffy Brower of Boynton Beach, Fl. Taffy Brower has been flagged as contender for both the Senior and Super Senior Title. Brower’s golf game seems to never age as she won the WSGA Senior in 2004, then repeated eight year later in 2012. She also won the WSGA Amateur in 2004. And, you cannot leave out the fact that she has Florida States Golf Hall of Fame to her additional credit.

Just three strokes back of Miller are two players with outstanding WSGA credentials. Gigi Higgins of Cape Coral is the reigning WSGA Mid-Amateur Champion and Carolyn Creekmore is a former WSGA Senior Champion (2008) the 2004 USGA Women’s Senior Champion and an inductee into both the Arkansas and Texas Golf Hall of Fame.

Lucie King of Tuscaloosa, AL and Janie Carpenter of Garland, TX are two other players that have flown under the player watch radar just 4 back of the leader. Tanna Richard of Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame also shot a 79; but, Richard was properly flagged as a player to watch.

The Defending Champion Kelley Nittoli of San Antonio, TX as well as Runner –up Marlene Summers of Montgomery, TX have catching up to do with six and five stroke deficits. Since this is a 54-hole event tomorrows scores will be very important for positioning for the final press for the crown. All must not lose ground, be patient and hope for a string of putts to fall.

The excitement will be around the scoreboard in the late afternoon as the top players finish their rounds. All players will have eyes on the scoring as the flights for the final round will be determined by this 36-hole total score.

Make plans to gathering around the scoreboard as sun begins to sets on the Arlington Course.


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WSGA Publicity Press Release

Oct. 20, 2015
WSGA Senior Championship
The Arlington Course
Hot Springs Country Club
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Oct. 20-22, 2015
54 holes of stroke play
36 hole qualifier for flights.
Field 112
Yardage: 5241
73.6/ 127

WELCOMING AND PRACTICE OVER
TIME FOR PLAY AT THE 30 WSGA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Action starts today, Oct. 19th, as the first round of the WSGA Senior begins on the scenic hills of the Arlington Course at Hot Springs Country Club. Please visit the Senior Championship Section found above by clicking on the black strip with the senior label. Here you will find highlights of the welcome party as well as action shots taken as players practiced navigating a course carved out of the foothills of the ancient Ouachita Mountain range.

The final yardage has been set at 5241 making the Senior Championship comparable to most ladies country club tees. However there were tales of that being “ the longest 5200 yards” from players from the plain states. In actuality, all confessed it was the greens that added strokes to their practice not the climb uphill which they could adjust with the mental gymnastics of club selecting. One solid piece of information spread like a wildfire among players as they shared in the sisterhood of golf was: DO NOT BE ABOVE THE PIN.

This is a 54 hole event; so there is still time for the nuances of the Arlington Course to be conquered by this amazing field of southern talented senior golfers.