Eleven Players Qualify for 2017 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
PORTLAND, ORE. – Eleven players advanced to the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship after qualifying was held Monday at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore., the site of this year’s Championship Proper.
Waverley, located in Southeast Portland on the banks of the Willamette River, will play host to its first U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship from Sept. 9-14, 2017. In total, this year’s championship will be the seventh USGA Championship that Waverley Country Club has hosted.
Marcia Fisher (Molalla, Ore.) earned medalist honors on Monday, firing a 6-over par 78. Her back nine included seven pars and just two bogeys, solidifying her position as the top qualifier by one shot.
Ten more players qualified for this year’s U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, including five more OGA members – Anita Wicks (Roseburg, Ore.), Lara Tennant (Portland, Ore.), Loree McKay (Portland, Ore.), Lisa Poritz (Portland, Ore.), and Debbie Friede (Washougal, Wash.). Leilani Norman (Eugene, Ore.) is first alternate after a playoff for the final qualifying spot.
Wicks, Tennant, and McKay all tied for second place after Fisher, with all three shooting 79 (+7) on Monday. Jackie Little (Procter, B.C., Canada) and Julie McMullin (Park City, Utah) finished at 80 (+8), while four players – Friede, Poritz, Holly Horwood (Vancouver, B.C., Canada), and Sandra Turbide (Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada) all tied for seventh place at 9-over par (81).
In the playoff for the final qualifying spot, Carolyn Creekmore (Dallas, Texas) defeated Norman on the first playoff hole after both players shot 82 (+10). Norman is the first alternate, while Catherine Allen (Bellingham, Wash.) is the second alternate.