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USGA Women's Mid-Am: Tuesday mid-day

RICHMOND, TX (September 13, 2005) -- Four former champions and the medalist have advanced to the third round of match play in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the 6,124-yard, par 72 course at Shadow Hawk Golf Club.

Medalist Kerry Postillion of Burr Ridge, Ill., advanced by defeating Anna Schultz of Richardson, Texas, 5 and 3. Defending champion Corey Weworski of Carlsbad, Calif., barely got by Lori Planos of Kapalua, Hawaii, winning on the 19th hole.

The 2002 champion, Kathy Hartwiger of Birmingham, Ala., defeated the 2004 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur champion, Carolynn Creekmore of Dallas, Texas, 5 and 4. The 1998 winner, Virginia Derby Grimes of York, Ala., defeated Wallace Hamerton of Bluffton, S.C., 4 and 3.

Those two victories assure a pairing of Hartwiger versus Grimes in the afternoon’s third round. Last year, Grimes defeated Hartwiger in the semifinals to advance to the final match, where Grimes lost to Weworski.

In the lower half of the bracket, just one former champion remains – Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickley, Pa., who won the Women’s Mid-Amateur in 1990 and 1997. The seven-time USGA titleholder defeated Gail Flanagan of Rye, N.Y., in the second round, 5 and 4.

One lone Texan carries hometown hopes into the third round. Robin Burke of Houston, Texas, defeated Michelle Doyle of Legrange, Ga., 3 and 2. In the world of golf, Burke and Doyle are bluebloods. Burke is the wife of two-time Masters champion and two-time PGA champion Jack Burke Jr. Doyle is the daughter of 2005 U.S. Senior Open champion Allen Doyle.

The Women’s Mid-Amateur is for women amateurs age 25 and older and is one of 13 national championships conducted by the United States Golf Association. Ten are strictly for amateurs.

Story written by Rhonda Glenn, Manager of Communications for the USGA. E-mail her with questions or comments at rglenn@usga.org.

Results

Richmond, Texas – Results of the second-round matches of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the 6,124-yard, par 72 course at Shadow Hawk Golf Club.

Round of 32

Upper Half

Kerry Postillion, Burr Ridge, Ill. def. Anna Schultz, Richardson, Texas 5 and 3

Sue Romano, Chesterland, Ohio def. Tracy Welch, Winchester, Mass. 1 up

Corey Weworski, Carlsbad, Calif. def. Lori Planos, Kapalua, Hawaii 19 holes

Jamie Hoffmann, Escondido, Calif. def. Sally Krueger, San Francisco, Calif. 1 up

Kathy Hartwiger, Birmingham, Ala. def. Carolyn Creekmore, Dallas, Texas 5 and 4

Virginia Derby Grimes, York, Ala. def. Wallace Hamerton, Bluffton, S.C. 4 and 3

Laura Coble, Augusta, Ga. def. Ivy Steinberg, Canada 4 and 3

Ellen Dempsey, St Simons Island, Ga. def. Mina Hardin, Ft Worth, Texas 2 and 1

Lower Half

Mary Jane Hiestand, Naples, Fla. def. Dawn Woodard, Franklin, Tenn. 19 holes

Robin Burke, Houston, Texas def. Michelle Doyle, Lagrange, Ga. 3 and 2

Mari Miezwa, Brooklyn Park, Minn. def. Marilyn Hardy, Houston, Texas 1 up

Carol Semple Thompson, Sewickley, Pa. def. Gail Flanagan, Rye, N.Y. 5 and 4

Thuhashini Selvaratnam, Sri Lanka def. Claudia Pilot, Austin, Minn. 1 up

Shannon Ogg, Seattle, Wash. def. Lynn Simmons, Phoenix, Ariz. 1 up

Mary Ann Lapointe, Canada def. Kareen Markle, Eagle, Idaho 4 and 2

Kelly Schaub, Greeley, Colo. def. Maggie Leef, Brookfield, Wis. 6 and 5

Pairings

Richmond, Texas – Pairings for the third round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the 6,124-yard, par 72 course at Shadow Hawk Golf Club. Afternoon starting times have been delayed 45 minutes by bad weather in the area.

Round of 16

Upper Half

1:30 p.m. Kerry Postillion, Burr Ridge, Ill. vs. Sue Romano, Chesterland, Ohio

1:40 p.m. Corey Weworski, Carlsbad, Calif. vs. Jamie Hoffmann, Escondido, Calif.

1:50 p.m. Kathy Hartwiger, Birmingham, Ala. vs. Virginia Derby Grimes, York, Ala.

2:00 p.m. Laura Coble, Augusta, Ga. vs. Ellen Dempsey, St Simons Island, Ga.

Lower Half

2:10 p.m. Mary Jane Hiestand, Naples, Fla. vs. Robin Burke, Houston, Texas

2:20 p.m. Mari Miezwa, Brooklyn Park, Minn. vs. Carol Semple Thompson, Sewickley, Pa.

2:30 p.m. Thuhashini Selvaratnam, Sri Lanka vs. Shannon Ogg, Seattle, Wash.

2:40 p.m. Mary Ann Lapointe, Canada vs. Kelly Schaub, Greeley, Colo.

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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