2020 WSGA Senior Championship Round 1 Recap

Hardy, Malone, Holibaugh lead after Round 1 of Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Championship

Briefly: After the first round of the Women’s Southern Senior Amateur Championship, the leaderboard at Old Waverly Country Club features some of America’s top players.  Sitting solo at the top of the Championship Division is Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, Texas with a score of 3-over-par 75.  Play was suspended due to darkness with one group remaining in the Tournament Division who will complete their round Wednesday morning.  As of now, in the Tournament Division, Maria Malone of Greensboro North Carolina and Lori Holibaugh of Marrieta, Georgia hold the lead with a score of 10-over-par.


Championship Division:

1)   Marilyn Hardy            Magnolia, TX            75

T2)   Kim Keyer-Scott       Estero, FL                76

T2)   Kelly Nittoli               San Antonio , TX      76

Tournament Division:

T1) Maria Malone       Greensboro, North Carolina   82

T1) Lori Holibaugh      Marrieta, Georgia                   82

T3) Debra Fanning      Cordova, Tennessee               84

T3) Lisa Horsley           Jackson, Mississippi                84

T3) Debbie Magee      Bossier City, Louisiana            84

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Pairings

Golf Course: Old Waverly, founded in 1988 and sitting on 360 acres, is one of the most unique private clubs in the nation. The club, right in the heart of the Mississippi Black Prairie, was created as a result of the vision of the George and Marcia Bryant family, who sought to create a world class destination for hospitality and golf; the club is now well acknowledged by many “Best Of” lists. Old Waverly was crafted and designed by US Open winner, Jerry Pate and designer Bob Cupp; they didn’t skip a beat on this masterpiece.

Weather: Consistent temperature in the low 70s and high 60s throughout the day. Slight variable breeze blowing northeast at about 3mph with a visibility of about 5 miles. A foggy morning gave way to a humid afternoon.

In Contention: Kim Keyer-Scott of Estero Florida and Kelley Nittoli of San Antonio, Texas posted rounds of 4-over-par trailing Hardy, who is only holding onto a one stroke lead heading into the second round. The tight leaderboard means we are in for an exciting finish in the Championship division. With only two shots to make up on the leaders, Debra Fanning, Lisa Horsley and Debbie Magee are all in great position to chase the lead in the Tournament Division.

What’s Next: Round 2 starting times begin at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at beautiful Old Waverly Golf Club.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Championship, click here.