An award-winning group of competitors, including 5 former champions are among the 100 players who will tee it up September 19-21 in the Thirty-Second Annual Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Championship.
Headlining the field is defending champion Julie Harrison of Baton Rouge, who is excited about getting the chance to defend her title at the historic Cascades Course at The famed Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. Harrison won last year’s event at The Club at Hammock Beach Conservatory Course in Palm Coast, FL.
Harrison is joined in the stellar field by 4 two-time winners of the senior title: Taffy Brower of Boynton Beach, FL (2004 and 2012); Patty Moore of Pinehurst, NC (2000 and 2009); Carolyn Creekmore of Dallas, TX (2008 and 2015) and Anna Schultz of Heath, TX (2006 and 2007).
Brower is also the two-time defending Super Senior Champion (2015 and 2016) and is joined in the field by former Super Senior winner Cynthia Curry of Charlotte, NC (2012 and 2013).
The low handicapper in this year’s field is Lisa Schlesinger of Gaithersburg, MD, who sports a +2.9 index. Schlesinger played basketball at the University of Maryland and is a former competitive power lifter. She represented Maryland 4 times in the USGA Team Championships and was a quarterfinalist in the 2016 USGA Senior Championship and a two-time medalist in that event in 2011-2012.
Once again Texas leads the field in players with 25 ladies traveling from the Lone Star State to compete. Host Virginia is next with 17 competitors followed by neighboring North Carolina with 13. Bringing a contingent of 8 players each are Tennessee and Florida.
Eleven of the players in the field are also competing in the USGA Women’s Senior Championship which is being contested September 9-14 at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore.
Regarded as the finest mountain course in the country, The Cascades Course at The Homestead offers challenging links set against the backdrop of Virginia’s breathtaking Allegheny Mountains. This fabled course has the honor of being ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest.
Players will begin gathering at The Homestead for a practice round on Monday, September 18. The 54-hole stroke play event will begin Tuesday, September 19 and conclude on Thursday, September 21.