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Little, Horwood add titles at PNGA Women's Sr, Super Sr
Jackie Little and Holly Horwood won PNGA senior titles (PNGA photo)
Jackie Little and Holly Horwood won PNGA senior titles (PNGA photo)

Vancouver, B.C. – Jackie Little of Procter, British Columbia shot rounds of 72-81 to win the Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. This is her third title in this championship, having previously won in 2008 and ‘09.

In the Pacific Northwest Super Senior Women’s Amateur, Holly Horwood of Vancouver shot rounds of 73-80 to successfully defend her title. She won the championship last year, when it was held at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash. Horwood also won the 2012 Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur.

Both championships were held concurrently this week at the par-73 Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.

In Monday’s first round of the Senior Women’s Amateur, Little shot the only under-par round of the championship, a 1-under 72.

“Yesterday my ball-striking was really good,” she said. “It was probably the best ball-striking I’ve had in a very long time. Today, the conditions kind of got the best of me. I just couldn’t settle down when the wind picked up. But it’s been a good week. I love Shaughnessy.”

Last year, Little was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame. Earlier this summer, she won the British Columbia Senior Women’s Amateur, the sixth time she has won that championship.

After picking up her trophy this afternoon, Little immediately headed for the airport, where she is flying to compete in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.

In the Super Senior Amateur, Horwood got to collect the trophy on home turf.

“It’s an honor to win this championship on my home club,” Horwood said. “I’m grateful to Shaughnessy for having us here. There’s good things and bad things about playing on your home course. On the one hand you’re more familiar with it, but on the other you know where all the problems are.”

Horwood shot even-par in yesterday’s first round.

“But today the wind came up, and I felt some pressure from my opponents,” she said. “But I’m thrilled to win the Super Seniors. I’m just grateful there’s opportunity for women of my age to play competitively. It’s been a fun week, and wonderful to see everyone again.”

Phyllis Laschuk, also of Vancouver, began the day in second place, four shots behind Horwood, and finished second, five shots back. Past champions Karen Madison (2015) of East Wenatchee, Wash., finished third, while Beverly McGladery (2012) of Vancouver finished fourth.

Last year, Horwood was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame of British Columbia.

ABOUT THE PNGA Senior Women's Amateur

The PNGA Senior Women's Amateur is flighted by age: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+. The field is filled by exemptions first, and then by date of receipt of entry. Players must be members of PNGA member clubs.

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