WSGA Senior Championship Final Round Recap

Kim Keyer-Scott Wins Women’s Southern Senior Amateur Championship

Briefly:  Rainy weather and difficult conditions proved to be no match for Kim Keyer-Scott of Estero, Florida who posted two consistent rounds of 3-over par 75 to win the Championship Division of the Women’s Southern Senior Amateur Championship. Keyer-Scott finished at 6-over-par 150 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi.  In the Tournament Division, Maria Malone of Greensboro, North Carolina finished with a 27 hole score of 16-over-par 124 to win.

Beatriz Arenas of Wellington, Florida carded a 14-over 86 Final Round, finishing at 20-over-par 164 to win the Championship Division Super Senior title. Rhonda Haynes of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas posted a 27 hole score of 21-over-par 129 to claim the Super Senior title in the Tournament Division.

Final Results

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: A cool and overcast morning gave way to a breezy and partly sunny afternoon. Temperatures hovered around 55 degrees with wind blowing out of the West at 17 mph with gusts of up to 30 mph.

In Contention: Laura Coble of Augusta, Georgia, Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, Texas, Amy Ellertson of Free Union, Virginia, and Kelley Nittoli of San Antonio, Texas finished just 2 strokes behind Keyer-Scott with an 8-over-par total of 152.

In the Tournament Division, Lori Holibaugh of Marietta, Georgia posted a 27 hole score of 18-over par 126 just two strokes behind Malone. In third place, Lisa Horsley of Jackson, Mississippi finished with a 27-hole total of 19-over par 127. Cynthia Birch of Cypress, Texas claimed fourth place with a 27 hole 20-over-par 128.

What’s Next: The Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur & Mid-Amateur will be hosted at the Falls Club of the Palm Beaches June 7-10, 2021. The Women’s Southern Golf Association would like to extend our immense gratitude to the staff and members of Old Waverly Golf Club for hosting and making this event memorable for all who took part.

More Info: For more information on the WSGA Senior Championship, click here.


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.

Leaderboard:

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.


Updated WSGA Statement on COVID-19 (March 30)

Updated WSGA Statement on COVID-19 (April 9)

APRIL 9, 2020

Updated WSGA Statement on COVID-19 (April 9)

The Women’s Golf Association has been closely monitoring all information available regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19.  With the health and safety of our players and volunteers as our main concern, the WSGA Amateur/Mid-Amateur Championship, originally scheduled for June 1-4, 2020 at the Falls Club of the Palm Beaches in Lake Worth, Florida has been postponed to June 7-10, 2021. Participants registered for the WSGA Amateur/Mid-Amateur Championship will receive full refunds.  Refunds will be processed within the next 3 – 5 business days.  PLEASE DO NOT WITHDRAW ONLINE.

Thank you for your patience and continued patronage in this sensitive time. We wish you all good health during this challenging time.