Twenty-two ladies signed up to play in the SSWGA Championship at Northwood Hills GC in spite of the impending rain forecast….which was right on! On Day 1, October 27th, rain gear appeared on every cart and the day was “cover your clubs….uncover your clubs” on the cart-path-only rain-drenched course. Yep. It was a challenge.
Day 2 was a different story as the weather cleared and the cart was mostly accessible by cart, making for much better golfing conditions. In spite of all the rain, the course was as good as it could possibly be, and the Northwood ladies made everyone feel comfortable and “at home”.
The weather didn’t bother Debbie Magee of Stonebridge as she posted a really nice score of 86, winning the Medalist honors for Day 1, with Cathy Buckley of BWGA at Shreveport CC in second place, seven strokes behind her.
Day 2 was a flip for those two ladies. Cathy had an outstanding day, closing the gap between the two and needing to make the putt on Hole 18 to tie for a playoff. But Debbie made a dramatically long putt from just off the green into the hole and Cathy missed her shorter putt. Debbie Magee won the Senior Championship by one stroke with a total of 178. Congratulations Debbie! How exciting!
For the first time this year, there was a new Championship category for the Super Seniors. Eight ladies competed in this division and Jimmie Zey won the Medalist prize with her score of 96, but Joyce Middleton of Eastridge CC cut 13 strokes off her score on Day 2 and took home the new trophy with her scores of 99 and 86. Congratulations to Joyce!
OVERALL 2015 CHAMPION: Debbie Magee, 86/92= 178
1st Gross: Cathy Buckley, 93/86+ 1791st Net: Nancy Young (BWGA), 78/78= 156
2nd Gross: Donna Cobb (FRLGA), 96/94= 190
2nd Net: Martha Lawhorne (BWGA), 82/76= 158
1st Gross: Kyong Lee (BWGA) 101/101= 2021st Net: Bobbie Jo Almond (FRLGA) 79/76= 155
2nd Gross: Suzanne Patton (BWGA) 104/100= 204
2nd Net: Pam Crews (NHGC) 80/77= 157
OVERALL 2015 SUPER SENIOR CHAMPION: Joyce Middleton, 99/86=185
1st Gross: Jimmie Zey (NHGC) 96/100= 196
1st Net: Marge Snyder (NHGC) 83/78= 161
2nd Gross: Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) 103/95= 198
2nd Net: Barbara Offer (BWGA) 85/78= 163
Medalist: Debbie Magee – 86
Super Senior Medalist – Jimmie Zey – 96
Closest to Pin:#12 – Kyong Lee (BWGA) and Alyce Wyche (NHGC)
#16 – Barbara Offer (BWGA)
Accurate Drive – Pat Miller (BWGA)
Overall Low Putts: (tie) Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) and Pam Crews (NHGC)