Victoria, B.C. (Monday, October 2, 2006) – Anne Carr of Renton, Wash. set the early pace today by carding an opening round of 2-over par 74 at the 29th PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, being played at the historic Victoria Golf Club in Victoria British Columbia.
Carr leads the field of 108 by four strokes. Carr made four birdies today that were offset by three bogies and two double-bogies. Carr is arguably one of the best senior women amateurs in the state of Washington and in the Northwest. Carr was runner-up to Carol Semple-Thompson in 2001 at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and is a two-time winner of the PNGA Senior Women Player of the Year Award. Carr’s nearest competitors are Phyllis Laschuk of Vancouver B.C. and Ann Swanson of Woodinville, Wash., who both carded a 6-over par 78.
Past champion, Alison Murdoch did not play her typical championship golf today, carding an 8-over par 80 on her home course, leaving her six strokes from the lead. Last year, Murdoch came back to win the PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur by carding a 3-under par 69 at Yakima Country Club.
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