The first day was marvelous weather after much rain the day before, causing the ladies to use the “lift, clean, and replace” rule, with everyone teeing off with tee times on the first hole. When the day was done, a score of 81 won the Medalist trophy by KATHY DAVIS of Southern Trace. The Low Net Medalist was CATHY BUCKLEY of Shreveport CC with a net score of 70.
The second day was a scorcher and everyone teed off at 9:00am. About five hours later, a not-so-new Champion was crowned: MARY LYNN STUART of Eastridge CC, won for the second year in a row with scores of 84 and 80, beating the closest competitor, VICKI CELLA, by five strokes. But Vicki, of Shreveport CC, claimed the Net Champion trophy with her net scores of 71 and 68. Overall low putts for the two days went to Donna Cobb (SCC) with just 61 putts, inching out Vicki Cella who had 62.
A highlight of the championship this year was the involvement of the Heart of Hope Ministry who donated a 4-person team spot at their HOH Classic on September 22. The objective was to get more women involved in the tournament. To make it fair, interesting, and helpful to HOH, every person who has played in an SWGA event for the entire year had their name placed on a ticket for each event. In addition, they could buy extra chances, with that money going directly to Heart of Hope. This venture gave us a donation of over $300 to our SWGA Team benefactor.
Caryn Jenkins of the HOH, drew the lucky tickets. The rule was that if your name was drawn, you had to play yourself or give up the spot. Therefore, several backup tickets were also drawn. The four winners were drawn: Grace Ireland, Kathy Davis, Shirley Pettitt, and Martha Lawhorne. The alternates were, in this order: Kathleen McCoy, Jane Smith, Cathy Buckley. Grace declined to play, so the first alternate made the team. In addition to this donated team, another ladies team of SWGA members signed up, giving us a great showing at the tournament.
FIRST FLIGHTLow Gross: Kathy Davis 170
Low Net: Shirley Pettitt (SCC) 146
2nd Gross: Lillian Granger (STCC) 171
2nd Net: (tie) Debbie Magee (WGAS)/Carmen Leach (FRLGA) 159
Closest to the Pin: Vicki Cella
Most Accurate Drive: Carmen Leach
SECOND FLIGHTLow Gross: Cathy Buckley 184
Low Net: Donna Cobb 148
2nd Gross: Mary Coker (SCC) 194
2nd Net: Phyllis Ryan (ERCC) 154
Closest to the Pin: Cathy Buckley
Most Accurate Drive: Jimmie Zey (PCC)
THIRD FLIGHTLow Gross: Kyong Lee (SCC) 198
Low Net: Bobbie Jo Almond (PCC) 144
2nd Gross: Martha Lawhorne (SCC) 205
2nd Net: Tommye Engelcke (SCC) 153
Closest to the Pin: Martha Lawhorne
Most Accurate Drive: Martha Lawhorne
We want to extend our thanks to General Manager John Schurman and his entire staff for all the help and preparation for the tournament