Corey Weworski captures California Senior Women's Amateur
Corey Weworski all smiles after winning California Senior Amateur <br>(NCGA Photo)</br>
Corey Weworski all smiles after winning California Senior Amateur
(NCGA Photo)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA (May 17, 2016) - It’s been a long time coming.

Carlsbad resident Corey Weworski shot her second straight 2-over 74 Tuesday at par-72 Poppy Hills Golf Course to capture this week’s annual California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

The victory was Weworski’s first since her win at the 2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. That same year, Google introduced Gmail.

“It feels really good to win again,” said the now 54- year-old Weworski, who finished the two-day championship with a total score of 4-over 148. “I’ve been playing pretty well lately.”

Having entered the final round with a tight one stroke lead over two-time defending champion Lynne Cowan, Weworski never made any major mistakes. She’d card six bogeys, but offset those with a pair of birdies and an eagle on the par-5 9th after reaching the green in two with a 7-iron and sinking a 10-foot putt. In Monday’s opening round, she’d eagle the par-5 16th.

“I was pretty consistent. I played smart off the tee. When I did make an error, I just took my lumps and played to bogey,” said Weworski, who won the 1998 California Women’s Amateur Championship.

Cowan, who was looking to become the first three- peat winner since Marianne Towersey, just couldn’t get anything going. On the front-nine, the four-time CWAC winner had eights pars and a double-bogey (hole No.8). After the making the turn, she’d post a 38 with three bogeys and a birdie for a 76 and 151 total, three behind the winner.

“I just kind of lost my swing and stopped hitting greens,” said Cowan, who found herself in a bunker eight times during the round. “My swing was off a bit.”

In 2014, Weworski was runner-up to Cowan by three shots.

“I didn’t care how I played this year. I just wanted to beat Lynne,” quipped Weworski.

Towersey, a record seven-time winner of the Senior CWAC, placed third at 153 after posting a tourney- low 73. Mina Hardin was fourth at 157 following a 77.

In the Super Senior Championship (70-over), Judith Turco shot a final round 84 to come in at 178 and win the title.

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ABOUT THE California Senior Women's Amateur

Age Limit: 50 and over (Super Senior’s Flight: 70 and over)

USGA Handicap Index Limit for all Flights: 22.3

Format: 3-Day Stroke Play

Field Limit: Entries restricted to the 80 lowest Handicaps on April 1. No limit on residency

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