PNGA Senior Women's: Little by four

SALEM, Ore. (Oct. 7, 2008) – Jackie Little of Port Alberni, BC carded a final round even par 73 to capture the 23rd PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, played at Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Oregon.

In arguably one of the nation’s strongest fields in senior women’s amateur championship golf, Little, the 2008 Canadian Senior Women’s Amateur Champion, outlasted a Hall of Fame field finishing at 2-over par 148, four strokes better than the rest of the field. This was Little’s first year of eligibility for the PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur.

Little, 50, is also the BCGA Senior Women’s Amateur Champion, making her one of the leading candidates for the PNGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year.

Local golfer, Terri Frohnmayer of Salem, Ore. finished runner-up in the championship. Four-time Canadian Senior Women’s Amateur Champion, Alison Murdoch of Victoria BC finished third.

The 2008 field included four PNGA Hall of Famers and a list of accomplishments that included; four-time Canadian Senior Women’s Amateur Champion, three-time Irish Senior Women’s Amateur Champion (Alison Murdoch), the current Canadian Senior Women’s Amateur Champion (Jackie Little), a USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Runner-Up (Anne Carr), a U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion (Mary Budke), and a seven-time PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Champion (Joan Edwards-Powell). To be eligible for the Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, contestants must have reached their 50th birthday by the first day of the championship and also carry a handicap index/factor of 27.1 or less. The championship consisted of 36-holes of stroke play.

--Courtesy PNGA

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