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Pictor Captures Second GSGA Senior Women's Title

ELBERTON, GA (September 2, 2009)--Brenda Pictor of Marietta posted a 76 in the final round to hold off a charging field and capture the 12th annual GSGA Senior Women's Championship, which was played at Arrowhead Pointe at Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton, September 1-2. Cumming’s Patti Huxford, who entered the final day four shots behind Pictor, fired a three-over 75 but ended falling three shots shy of the champion’s pace.

Mary Riley of Perry climbed into third place overall at 160 after carding a final-round 73, the lowest 18-hole score of the event. Mary Helen McElreath of Augusta finished fourth after shooting 82 and 79, for a tournament total of 161. Chatsworth’s Sue King improved on her first-round score of 85 with a final-round 80 – good for fifth position. Two-time past champion Ginette Spinucci of Stone Mountain posted two rounds of 83 and finished tied for sixth with first-flight winner Liz Butler of Greensboro at 166. Four players tied for eighth at 167. They are defending champion Darlene Werhnyak of Lawrenceville, Lee Burton of St. Simons Island, Greensboro’s Ena Harvey and Jodie Shepard of Newnan.

Pictor, whose first GSGA Senior Women’s title came in 2007, entered the final round with a four-shot advantage. Pictor posted a double-bogey on the par-5 16th hole and a bogey on the 18th but had a sizeable enough lead to hold onto the victory.

Other flight winners include Betsy Butler of Atlanta (170) in the second flight, Macon’s Barbara Stuart in flight three at 177, Atlanta’s Nancy Freeman carded 168 in the fourth flight, Mal Elder of Athens in flight five with a 180, Julie Hebert of Marietta took flight six with a 184, Gwen Creswell of Americus (195) took the overall honors in the seventh flight, in the eighth at 198 is Bogart’s Ann Kohler and Rose Mary Dixon of Bainbridge took honors in the ninth flight with a 201.

The championship through third flights played the course as a par-72 and to approximately 5,659 yards and were eligible for the overall title. The fourth through ninth flights played the course at approximately 5,337 yards.

Entries were open to female amateur golfers who are GSGA members, Georgia residents, and age 50 and above as of September 1. The field of 118 was divided into flights based on handicap index.

Founded in 1916, the Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) received its official charter on June 24, 1924. Since that date, the GSGA has grown to one of the largest state amateur golf associations in the country, with over 355 member clubs and 85,000 individual members. With a mission to promote and preserve amateur golf in the state of Georgia, GSGA offers a computerized handicapping service, course rating and measuring, and annually conducts a full schedule of statewide competitions for men and women of all age groups. Other services include a summer-long junior sectional program, award-winning Golf Georgia magazine, membership recognition and rewards programs and a charitable foundation administering two college scholarship programs.

12th Annual GSGA Senior Women’s Championship
Arrowhead Pointe at Richard B. Russell State Park
Elberton, Georgia
September 1-2, 2009

Final Results

Top Ten Overall
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Brenda Pictor, Marietta 78 76 154
2 Patti Huxford, Cumming 82 75 157
3 Mary Riley, Perry 87 73 160
4 Mary Helen McElreath, Augusta 82 79 161
5 Sue King, Chatsworth 85 80 165
T6 Ginette Spinucci, Stone Mountain 83 83 166
T6 Liz Butler, Greensboro 87 79 166
T8 Darlene Werhnyak, Lawrenceville 84 83 167
T8 Lee Burton, St. Simons Island 85 82 167
T8 Ena Harvey, Greensboro 87 80 167
T8 Jodie Shepard, Newnan 85 82 167
Flight: Championship
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Brenda Pictor, Marietta 78 76 154
2 Patti Huxford, Cumming 82 75 157
3 Mary Riley, Perry 87 73 160
4 Mary Helen McElreath, Augusta 82 79 161
5 Sue King, Chatsworth 85 80 165
6 Ginette Spinucci, Stone Mountain 83 83 166
T7 Darlene Werhnyak, Lawrenceville 84 83 167
T7 Lee Burton, St. Simons Island 85 82 167
9 Rochelle Weaver, Resaca 88 91 179
T10 Elaine Carsel, Athens 82 WD WD
T10 Mary Holmes, Sautee 87 WD WD

Flight: 1
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Liz Butler, Greensboro 87 79 166
T2 Ena Harvey, Greensboro 87 80 167
T2 Jodie Shepard, Newnan 85 82 167
4 Ellen Connors, Sharpsburg 85 86 171
5 Gwen Young, Cochran 86 87 173
T6 Belinda Marsh, Alpharetta 87 89 176
T6 Dottie Farmer, Greensboro 91 85 176
8 Debra Hatcher, Evans 89 88 177
T9 Barbara Brown, Carrollton 84 94 178
T9 Donna Eaton, Greensboro 92 86 178
11 Rebecca Rocker, Eatonton 89 96 185
12 Jean Dawson, Suwanee 98 89 187

Flight: 2
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Betsy Butler, Atlanta 89 81 170
2 Eleanor Kirkland, Stockbridge 87 86 173
3 Jan Cross, Evans 86 88 174
4 Ann Schuette, Clayton 86 90 176
5 Elaine Darnell, Gainesville 92 87 179
6 Alice Richardson, Alphareta 95 85 180
7 Sydney Dunning, Marietta 90 91 181
T8 Jean Davis, Kathleen 90 92 182
T8 Marilyn Nolan Johnson, Marietta 94 88 182
10 Gayle Gibson, Dacula 95 88 183
11 Donnie Faucette, Big Canoe 96 94 190

Flight: 3
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Barbara Stuart, Macon 90 87 177
T2 Sandra Moody, Waynesboro 88 92 180
T2 Sherry Huchet, Peachtree City 95 85 180
4 Jinna Wheeler, Canton 99 89 188
5 Kathryn Heriford, Hartwell 93 96 189
6 Sandra Lee, Perry 102 88 190
7 Lucky Mahler, Warner Robins 100 93 193
T8 Lurisa Waldron, Lavonia 98 96 194
T8 Yvonne Bailey, Lithonia 101 93 194
10 Phoebe Fulford, Meigs 102 93 195
11 Marion Currow, Augusta 101 102 203

Flight: 4
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Nancy Freeman, Atlanta 81 87 168
T2 Louise Beaudoin, Alpharetta 91 87 178
T2 Sally Boice, Atlanta 89 89 178
4 Suzn Stewart, Atlanta 90 89 179
5 Dana Seay, Duluth 89 91 180
6 June Marbutt, Douglasville 92 95 187
7 Deborah Leach, Clayton 91 97 188
8 Andrea Jackson, Winder 92 98 190
9 Brenda Escoe, Watkinsville 100 95 195
T10 Barbara Miller, Alpharetta 104 94 198
T10 Joanie Rogge, Alpharetta 107 91 198
12 Diane Lesley, Tiger 100 111 211

Flight: 5
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Mal Elder, Athens 88 92 180
2 Patty Hudspeth, Midland 92 89 181
3 Carole Cavanaugh, Sharpsburg 91 92 183
4 Anne Russell, Atlanta 90 96 186
5 Alicia Bartlett, Powder Springs 92 97 189
6 Betty Rich, Villa Rica 90 102 192
T7 Brenda Duke, Perry 97 98 195
T7 Ellen Keough, Roswell 97 98 195
9 Fran Coody, Perry 103 99 202
10 Clare Clark, Canton 97 108 205
11 Carol Boucher, Roswell 113 101 214

Flight: 6
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Julie Hebert, Marietta 94 90 184
2 Margaret Padgett, Calhoun 99 93 192
3 Joyce Garrett, Avondale Estates 96 97 193
4 Lou Gibson, Jasper 98 97 195
T5 Pamela Pangle, Leesburg 97 99 196
T5 Tina Hawkins, Macon 97 99 196
T7 Loma Young, Oxford 98 100 198
T7 Margie Williams, Rome 95 103 198
T9 Patti Dicus, Alpharetta 107 95 202
T9 Rhea Vezmar, Athens 103 99 202
11 Marian Almon, Carrollton 102 101 203
12 Rhonda Graybeal, Martinez 99 107 206

Flight: 7
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Gwen Creswell, Americus 95 100 195
2 Barbara Lewis, Rome 97 99 196
3 Billie Gibson, Warner Robins 103 97 200
4 Linda Hill, Roswell 103 100 203
5 Lorraine Kirby, Roswell 102 102 204
6 Vesta Cole, Dunwoody 105 100 205
7 Pat Cunningham, Clayton 105 104 209
T8 Ann McSpadden, Canon 112 100 212
T8 Beth Thurmond, Athens 104 108 212
10 Shirley McDaniel, Tucker 108 110 218

Flight: 8
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Ann Kohler, Bogart 100 98 198
2 Putzie Patterson, Juliette 98 109 207
T3 Brenda Evans, Fort Valley 107 101 208
T3 Ina Martin, White 103 105 208
T3 Janet Richards, Kathleen 105 103 208
6 Melinda Maguire, Roswell 104 105 209
T7 Cheryl Stafford, Kathleen 108 102 210
T7 Linda McDonald, Hawkinsville 108 102 210
9 Dianne Boatright, Bogart 107 105 212
10 Coni Yager, Hartwell 111 103 214
11 Carol Williams, Martin 113 113 226
12 Pat Frame, Hartwell 103 WD WD

Flight: 9
Rank Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total
1 Rose Mary Dixon, Bainbridge 102 99 201
2 Darla Stahl, Kathleen 101 104 205
3 Irma Johnson, Fort Valley 111 100 211
4 Mary Jo Adams, Warner Robins 103 109 212
5 Sally Stevens, Marietta 111 104 215
6 Caroline Johnson, Conyers 107 109 216
T7 Bobbie Lott, Carrollton 102 115 217
T7 Nita Bridges, Perry 108 109 217
9 Beverly Edmonds, Decatur 119 117 236
10 Pat Bowlin, Bonaire 130 WD WD
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