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Women's Mid-Amateur Quarterfinalists

September 28, 2010

Robin Burke, 48, Houston, Texas

Reached the 1995 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur quarterfinals. … finished in second place in 1995 at the USGA Women's State Team Championship. …in 1997 was the U.S. Women’s Amateur runner-up …. reached the 2000 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Quarterfinals … was a semifinalist in the Women’s Mid-Am in 2005. … says that the late Harvey Penick and her father are the two people who influenced her the most. … She wrote in her bio that when I first met my husband, Jack, he bet he could out-putt me around the clock on the putting green for nine holes with his shoe and I could use my putter. He did in fact beat me. The lesson was to learn how to put a "roll" on the ball and not to put a "hit" in my stroke. It took me a long time to roll my ball but I understand it now. It wasn't too funny at the time.

Laura Coble, 46, Augusta, Ga.

1999 - Women's Mid-Amateur - second round, match play; and played in the USGA Women's State Team. … 2000 Women's Mid-Amateur - second round, match play. … 2001 Women's Mid-Amateur - first round, match play. … played in the U.S. Women's Open but missed the cut. … 2002 Women's Mid-Amateur – failed to qualify. … 2003 Women's Mid-Amateur – failed to qualify. … 2004 Women's Mid-Amateur - first round, match play. … 2003 USGA Women's State Team. … 2005 Women's Amateur - failed to qualify. … 2005 Women's Mid-Amateur – quarterfinals. … 2005 Women's State Team. … 2006 Women's Mid-Amateur – quarterfinals. … 2008 Women's Amateur - failed to qualify. … 2009 Women's Amateur - failed to qualify. … 2009 Women's Mid-Amateur - runner-up. … 2009 Women's State Team.

She said her most memorable moments are watching the 2002 Curtis Cup Matches and winning the 2005 and 2009 USGA Team Championship while representing her state.

Carolyn Creekmore, 58, Dallas, Texas

Started playing competitively at 24. … 1997 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur – quarterfinalist; lost to Caryn Wilson, 5 & 4. … Played for Texas in the 1995, ’97, ’99, ’05, ’07, ’09 USGA State Team Championships (team finished T7th in 1997 and 2nd (one shot behind victorious Pennsylvania team) in 1995; 3rd place in 2005…. 2004 Won the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur – defeated Liz Haines, 1 up. … 2008 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur – quarterfinals (defeated medalist Wendi Patterson-Golden in third round). … Will be inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame - October, 2010.

Carol Robertson, 27, Virginia Beach, Va.

Assistant golf coach at Old Dominion. …Has played in the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur and the 2007 Women's State Team Matches. … started playing golf at 15. … was the 2001 Carolina Classic Champion, 2002 Colonial Athletic Conference Champion and 2006 Virginia State Amateur Champion. … she got engaged on the Great Wall in China. … her husband, Jason Robertson, qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Meghan Stasi, 32, Oakland Park, Fla.

Has played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur five times but has failed to qualify for match play cut all five times. … Has won the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur twice – in 2007, defeating Kerry Postillion, 1 up, at Desert Forest G.C. in Carefree, Ariz., and in 2006, defeating Thuhashini Selvaratnam, 5 and 4, at Old Waverly G.C. in West Point, Miss. … Played in the 2007 and 2009 U.S. Women’s Opens and missed the cut. … Member of victorious USA Curtis Cup Team. While at St. Andrews, she and fiancé, Danny Stasi, became engaged on the Swilcan Bridge at the 18th hole after the Curtis Cup. He served as her caddie at the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Eugene (Ore.) C.C. in August. She served as women’s golf coach at the University of Mississippi from 2003-2007. She was 23 at the time of her hiring, making her the youngest Division I coach in the nation.

Sydney Wells, 49, Menominee, Mich.

USGA Women’s Amateur qualifier in 1982. … U.S. Women’s Mid Am qualifier in 2003, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, 2010. …Survived until the sweet 16. … Said that her parents, Nancy Lopez and Annika Sortenstam influenced her. … Four time Varsity S winner at Michigan State University 1979 – 1983. … Won 5 individual Medalist titles while at MSU. … Spartan team won seven team titles over her career. … Inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. Wisconsin State Golf Association Player of the year 2004, 2006, 2007. … Wisconsin State Golf Association player of the year Runner up 2003

Huge Packers fan but wishes Brett Favre would retire once and for all and hang up his purple jersey. Although she technically lives in Michigan, she plays most of her competitive golf in Wisconsin.

Corey Weworski, 48, Carlsbad, Calif.

Won the 2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and played in the 2006 Copa los Americas. … Said her most memorable moment came when she won the 2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. … Her 20-year-old son, Tyler, plays golf at Texas Tech. … her lowest competitive score is 65.

Brooke Williams, 27, Fort Worth, Texas

Graduated from Louisiana State University in 2005… . an NCAA All-American in 2005. … Her only hole-in-one was at a college tournament in 2002. It was in Greenville South Carolina at a tournament hosted by Furman University. She used a 7-wood from about 185 yards.

ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

The U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur originated in 1987 to provide a national competitive arena for amateurs 25 and older. Besides the age restriction, the event is open to those with a USGA Handicap Index of 9.4 or lower. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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