USGA Senior Women's Am: Mourque D'Algue is Medalist

St. Simons Island, Ga. (Oct 8, 2006) -– Cecilia Mourgue D’Algue of France recorded the only subpar round of the championship to earn medalist honors Sunday at the 2006 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur, being played at the 5,832-yard, par-71 Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club.

Mourgue D’Algue, 60, the runner-up at the 1999 championship, had four birdies and two bogeys en route to a 2-under-par 69, seven strokes better than her first-round 5-over 76.

“Yesterday morning I was out early and the wind picked up and it was quite cold,” said Mourgue D’Algue. “It turned around nicely. It was one of these days where I got the nice putts in. If I hit one putt a little bit hard, I managed to get the second one in. It was that kind of a day. It was very nice.”

It is the first USGA medalist honors for Mourgue D’Algue, a five-time International European Amateur Senior Ladies champion. At the 1999 Senior Women’s Amateur, she lost to seven-time USGA champion Carol Semple Thompson in 19 holes.

Mourgue D’Algue is no stranger to Sea Island. She also played in the 2000 championship held on the Seaside Course, where she lost to Thompson in the semifinals, and she and her family are long-time visitors to the resort.

“We used to come here for holiday for a week every year,” said Mourgue D’Algue. “This is my favorite course by far.”

Nancy Smith, 59, of North Port, Fla., recorded her second consecutive 3-over 73 to finish one shot back. She was disappointed not to earn medalist honors, but happy with her play overall.

“I was playing pretty well today and I thought maybe I’d do it,” said Smith. “But I made too many bogeys and not enough birdies on the back side. But I’m very pleased with myself.”

Carolyn Creekmore, 54, of Dallas, Texas, the 2004 Senior Women’s champion, and 2000 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur runner-up Anna Schultz, 51, of Rockwall, Texas, both finished three strokes back to easily advance. Defending champion Diane Lang, 51, of Weston, Fla., followed her first-round 8-over 79 with a 77 and also moved on to match play.

“I was happier but still not happy,” said Lang, who is trying to become the seventh repeat winner. “My irons were still not good. So I went back to the range and it feels a lot better. I think I figured something out.”

Thompson, 57, of Sewickley, Pa., who won four consecutive Senior Women’s Amateurs from 1999-2002, also advanced, as did four-time USGA champion Marlene Streit, 72, of Canada; 1972 U.S. Women’s Amateur winner Mary Budke, 52, of Eugene, Ore.; and 1989 U.S. Mid-Amateur winner Robin Donnelly, 53, of Lake Forest, Ill.

First-round leader Ann Lahey, 54, of Kentfield, Calif., who opened with a 1-over 72, had a tougher time Sunday, with an 11-over 83, but still easily advanced.

The 2006 Senior Women’s Amateur continues with the first round of match play Monday. The second and third rounds will be played Tuesday and the quarterfinal and semifinal matches are on Wednesday. The championship concludes with Thursday’s 18-hole final match.

The USGA Senior Women’s Amateur is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association each year, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Story written by Beth Murrison of USGA Media Relations. Contact her at bmurrison@usga.org with questions or comments.

St. Simons Island, Ga. – Results following Sunday’s second round of stroke play at the 2006 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at the 5,832-yard, par-71 Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club (*=in playoff, with scores listed):

Cecilia Mourgue D'Algue, France, 76-69--145

Nancy Smith, North Port, Fla., 73-73--146

Anna Schultz, Rockwall, Texas, 76-72--148

Carolyn Creekmore, Dallas, Texas, 76-72--148

Joan Garety, Ada, Mich., 77-72--149

Boodie McGurn, Richmond, Va., 76-74--150

Mitsue Lewis, San Diego, Calif., 75-76--151

Therese Quinn, Jacksonville, Fla., 77-74--151

Robyn Puckett, Irvine, Calif., 75-77--152

Marianne Towersey, Pebble Beach, Calif., 78-75--153

Mimi Hoffman, Springfield, Va., 73-80--153

Taffy Brower, Boynton Beach, Fla., 76-77--153

Viveca Hoff, Sweden, 77-76--153

Carol S. Thompson, Sewickley, Pa., 79-75--154

Sue Raines, Florence, Ala., 75-79--154

Alison Reifers, Dublin, Ohio, 78-77--155

Ann Lahey, Kentfield, Calif., 72-83--155

Mary Budke, Eugene, Ore., 77-78--155

Toni Wiesner, Fort Worth, Texas, 76-79--155

Alison Murdoch, Canada, 77-79--156

Diane Lang, Weston, Fla., 79-77--156

Jan Phillips, Bonita Springs, Fla., 77-79--156

Judy Miller, Tucson, Ariz., 77-79--156

Pamela Clark Brown, Landenberg, Pa., 76-80--156

Elizabeth Haines, Gladwyne, Pa., 77-80--157

Kristine Berger, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 77-80--157

Mary Bea Porter-King, Lihue, Hawaii, 76-81--157

Patty Moore, Charlotte, N.C., 80-77--157

Annette Gaiotti, Salt Lake City, Utah, 79-79--158

Brenda Pictor, Marietta, Ga., 80-78--158

Robin W. Donnelley, Palm Beach, Fla., 79-79--158

Anne Zahn, Minnetonka Beach, Minn., 77-82--159

Barbara Byrnes, Mesa, Ariz., 83-76--159

Marsha Butler, San Diego, Calif., 78-81--159

Barbara Israel, New York, N.Y., 80-80--160

Sharon Keil, Lady Lake, Fla., 80-80--160

Chris Epperly, Lady Lake, Fla., 78-83--161

Linda Pearson, Glendale, Calif., 82-79--161

Lisa Smego, Olympia, Wash., 80-81--161

Maggie Scott, Charleston, Tenn., 77-84--161

Marlene Streit, Canada, 79-82--161

Mary Ann Beattie, St Louis, Mo., 77-84--161

Sherry Bowman, Manassas, Va., 79-82--161

Barbara Berkmeyer, St Louis, Mo., 81-81--162

Diana L. Schwab, Dayton, Ohio, 80-82--162

Donna Frank, Bakersfield, Calif., 80-82--162

Frances Gacos, Flemington, N.J., 76-86--162

Noreen Mohler, Bethlehem, Pa., 80-82--162

Cindy Corlett, Lexington, N.C., 82-81--163

Darlene Werhnyak, Lawrenceville, Ga., 84-79--163

Jennifer Adams, Bluffton, S.C., 82-81--163

Louise Kramer, Chicago, Ill., 84-79--163

Marianne Springer, Wellington, Fla., 84-79--163

Patricia French, Tulsa, Okla., 79-84--163

Shelley Savage, Alexandria, Va., 82-81--163

Deborah Anderson, Rancho Mirage, Calif., 75-89--164

Ede Rice, Edina, Minn., 82-82--164

Lynn Larson, Parker, Colo., 80-84--164

Sandy Woodruff, Santa Cruz, Calif., 88-76--164

Shirley Budden, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 84-80--164

Terry Ehrhardt, Waco, Texas, 87-77--164

*Reggie Parker, Hobe Sound, Fla., 79-86--165 (4)

*Angela Stewart, Greenville, N.C., 78-87--165 (4)

*Lou Hart, Meridian, Miss., 79-86--165 (5, 5)

Failed to Qualify

*Susan Dekalb, Leonardo, N.J., 82-83--165 (5, 6)

Ashley Rose, North Augusta, S.C., 83-83--166

Char McLear, Mchenry, Ill., 86-80--166

Claudeen Lindberg, Atlanta, Ga., 82-84--166

Ginny Burkey, Fircrest, Wash., 79-87--166

Jeanne Beaith, Canada, 87-79--166

Jill Christiansen, La Grange, Ill., 82-84--166

Karin Gumpert, Germany, 83-83--166

Laurie Steenrod, Aurora, Colo., 86-80--166

Martha Lang, Birmingham, Ala., 81-85--166

Roberta Hunt, North Attleboro, Mass., 83-83--166

Kathie Westlund, Ft Myers, Fla., 87-80--167

Leslie Henry, Ennis, Texas, 84-83--167

Lynn Dahl-Kundin, Encinitas, Calif., 83-84--167

Nancy Baxter, Boulder, Colo., 86-81--167

Clate Aydlett, Elizabeth City, N.C., 84-84--168

Cynthia Friend, Lexington, Mass., 83-85--168

Sherry Jackson, Las Vegas, Nev., 85-83--168

Ena Harvey, Greensboro, Ga., 86-83--169

Ginny Marshall, Canada, 86-83--169

Lynda Milligan, Madison, Conn., 88-81--169

Julie Lenertz, Bloomington, Minn., 86-84--170

Mary Fink, Scottsdale, Ariz., 83-87--170

Rebecca Davis, Broken Arrow, Okla., 83-87--170

Sheila Haynes, Canton, Miss., 85-85--170

Ann Cowan, Elk City, Okla., 83-88--171

Ann Moran, High Bridge, N.J., 83-88--171

Bev Kim, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 84-87--171

Ann Probert, New Vernon, N.J., 84-88--172

Laura Carson, Lake Bluff, Ill., 88-84--172

Mary Gale, Worcester, Mass., 89-83--172

Peggy Williams, Omaha, Neb., 84-88--172

Barbara Paonessa, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 87-86--173

Christine Giza, Gilbert, Ariz., 89-84--173

Etsu Suzuki, Tucson, Ariz., 86-87--173

Ginny Zak, Gold Canyon, Ariz., 86-87--173

Kathleen Hunt, Buffalo, N.Y., 91-82--173

Kibbe Reilly, Providence, R.I., 91-82--173

Marsha Lutz, Walnut Creek, Calif., 90-83--173

Carol Clarey, Seekonk, Mass., 87-87--174

Gunilla Ekman, Sweden, 86-88--174

Joyce Buss, Scottsdale, Ariz., 89-85--174

Kathy Friday, Dallas, Texas, 89-85--174

Nadine Elliott, Bermuda Dunes, Calif., 94-80--174

Shirley Schaller, Boulder, Colo., 92-82--174

Diane Acosta, San Pedro, Calif., 86-89--175

Eva Ansgarius, Sweden, 85-90--175

Janet Weber, Las Vegas, Nev., 90-85--175

Debbie Franco, Upland, Calif., 83-93--176

Jane Welch, Winchester, Mass., 88-88--176

Connie Bousquet, Birmingham, Ala., 95-82--177

Jewell Malick, Rockwall, Texas, 87-90--177

Susan Allender, Minneapolis, Minn., 92-85--177

Deb Sanders, Houston, Texas, 86-93--179

Marlu Allan, Scottsdale, Ariz., 90-89--179

Nancy Ziereis, Englewood, Colo., 87-92--179

Jill Kirkpatrick, Denver, Colo., 90-90--180

Paula Page, Scottsdale, Ariz., 91-89--180

Susan Rampelberg, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 89-91--180

Lily Yao, Honolulu, Hawaii, 88-93--181

Michiko Kimura, Kapolei, Hawaii, 94-87--181

Anne Sander, Seattle, Wash., 88-94--182

Cindy Carroll, Celeste, Texas, 88-94--182

Sue Erredge, Zumbrota, Minn., 96-86--182

Daryl Nels, Beavercreek, Ohio, 89-94--183

Jan Ugale, Greenwood Village, Colo., 93-91--184

Maggie Gray, New York, N.Y., 96-88--184

Karen Oldham, Naples, Fla., 106-90--196

ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Women's Amateur

The USGA Senior Women's Amateur is open to female golfers with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4, who will have reached their 50th birthday on or before the first day of the championship. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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