USGA Senior Women's Amateur: 2nd rd will finish tomorrow

RYE, NY (September 18, 2005) -- Seven-time USGA champion Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickley, Pa., carded a seven-over-par 79 in the second round of stroke play Sunday at the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur to lead those who finished the second round of stroke play at the Apawamis Club.

Her two-day total of 7-over-par 151 (72-79), was a stroke better than the 152 posted by Diane Lang, 50, of Weston, Fla. Twenty-seven players were still on the golf course when darkness halted play. They will resume their second round at 7:45 a.m. Monday.

“What’s important to me is to make it into the match play round,” said Semple Thompson, 56, who is playing in her 102nd USGA championship. “I’ve achieved that objective.

“Match play can be fickle. You have to be a bit lucky to make it through six rounds of match play.”

Semple Thompson, who has won four Senior titles, had the low round on Saturday over the 5,796-yard layout with a 72, but Lang’s 74 was the lowest on Sunday.

“I didn’t putt well at all,” admitted Lang, who had 37 putts in her round of 74. “On the bright side, I hit the ball really well today. This is a very tough course, and the yardage is very deceiving.”

Ginny Burkey, 50, of Fircrest, Wash., who played in Semple Thompson’s group, shot 79 and was two strokes back with two-day total of 153 (74-79).

“I settled down after bogeying my first hole,” said Burkey, who rattled off eight straight pars before double-bogeying the 472-yard, par 5 10th hole. “I had a squirrelly shot on the 10th hole, even using my ‘safe’ club.

“It’s like lawn darts out there. Hit the ball and it sticks where it lands.”

Intermittent rains for the past two days softened the course and caused delays of more than three hours over the weekend.

Other notables sure to qualify for match play include Toni Wiesner, 58, of Fort Worth, Texas, at 154 (76-78), playing in her 50th USGA championship. She was runner-up in 2000 to Semple Thompson.

Alone at 155, was Natalie Easterly, 51, of Richmond, Va., who followed up her first round 75 with a round of 80. She is the daughter of the late Harry Easterly, former president of the USGA, who passed away in June.

“I was wild off the tee a couple of times, which doesn’t instill much confidence,” Easterly noted. “I kept getting in my own way today.”

Betts “Boodie” McGurn, 51, of Richmond, Va., had a pair of 78s to get in at 156 (78-78). She was one of four at that total.

“I felt beat-up today,” she said. “The way I judge my round is whether or not I did something stupid. I didn’t do anything real stupid but I left some shots out there.”

Cecilia Mourgue D’Algue, 59, of France, the five-time Senior Women’s European champion posted a 156 (79-77).

Defending champion Carolyn Creekmore, 53, of Dallas, Texas, posted an 80 Sunday for a two-day total of 163. She will be among those who will advance to match play.

Following 36 holes of stroke play, the low 64 scorers will advance to match play which starts after the completion of the second round of stroke play on Monday morning.

Among those still to complete their second round of stroke play is 71-year-old Marlene Streit of Canada, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. She had a 79 for her first round score. Rye, N.Y. – Scores for golfers completing the second round of stroke play Sunday at the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, played at the 5,796-yard, par 36-36—72, Apawamis Club (Twenty-seven golfers will complete their second round at 7:45 a.m. Monday. Play was halted due to darkness on Sunday):

Carol Semple Thompson, Sewickley, Pa., 72-79--151

Diane Lang, Weston, Fla., 78-74--152

Ginny Burkey, Fircrest, Wash., 74-79--153

Martha Lang, Mandeville, La., 78-76--154

Patty Moore, Charlotte, N.C., 76-78--154

Taffy Brower, Boynton Beach, Fla., 75-79--154

Toni Wiesner, Fort Worth, Texas, 76-78--154

Natalie Easterly, Richmond, Va., 75-80--155

Boodie McGurn, Richmond, Va., 78-78--156

Cecilia Mourgue D'Algue, France, 79-77--156

Sharon Baerenklau, Heathrow, Fla., 78-78--156

Sheila Dagucon, Gaithersburg, Md., 79-77--156

Chris Spivey, Pell City, Ala., 80-77--157

Karen Ferree, Hilton Head, S.C., 80-78--158

Patricia Cornett, Mill Valley, Calif., 78-80--158

Alison Reifers, Dublin, Ohio, 77-82--159

Barbara Berkmeyer, St Louis, Mo., 81-78--159

Cynthia Friend, Lexington, Mass., 81-78--159

Elizabeth Haines, Gladwyne, Pa., 78-81--159

Karen Richardson, Georgetown, Mass., 74-85--159

Sandy Woodruff, Santa Cruz, Calif., 79-80--159

Connie Shorb, York, Pa., 82-78--160

Marianne Towersey, Pebble Beach, Calif., 77-83--160

Barbara Hulke, Basking Ridge, N.J., 80-81--161

Cheryl Brayman, East Hills, N.Y., 81-80--161

Marianne Springer, Wellington, Fla., 81-80--161

Cheryl Damphouse, Canada, 81-81--162

Marsha Butler, San Diego, Calif., 85-77--162

Robyn Puckett, Irvine, Calif., 84-78--162

Carolyn Creekmore, Dallas, Texas, 83-80--163

Mary Gale, Worcester, Mass., 83-80--163

Rae Higdon, Boonville, Ind., 79-84--163

Reggie Parker, Hobe Sound, Fla., 77-86--163

Carole Jones, Hillsborough, N.C., 83-81--164

Deborah Jamgochian, Greenwich, Conn., 79-85--164

Annette Gaiotti, Marstons Mills, Mass., 88-77--165

Barbara Paonessa, New Rochelle, N.Y., 83-82--165

Barbara Schmid, Grand Rapids, Mich., 81-84--165

Jean Mowry, Webster City, Iowa, 82-83--165

Jill Christiansen, Lagrange, Ill., 86-79--165

Linda Reese, Richmond, Calif., 84-81--165

Roberta Hunt, N Attleboro, Mass., 81-84--165

Ann Probert, New Vernon, N.J., 84-82--166

Anna Schultz, Richardson, Texas, 81-85--166

Anne Zahn, Minnetonka Beach, Minn., 82-84--166

Ashley Rose, Vienna, Va., 78-88--166

Diane Henry, Richmond, Texas, 81-85—166

Ena Harvey, Greensboro, Ga., 85-81--166

Karen Mabli, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., 87-79--166

Barbara Byrnes, Mesa, Ariz., 80-87--167

Ginny Orthwein, St Louis, Mo., 84-83--167

Jackie Rosart, Canada, 87-80--167

Lida Tingley, West Hartford, Conn., 82-85--167

Barbara Pagana, Selinsgrove, Pa., 82-86--168

Janice Albert, Bryn Mawr, Pa., 80-88--168

Alice Harcourt, Fallbrook, Calif., 84-85--169

Dianne Yelovich, Pinehurst, N.C., 82-87--169

Janet Weber, Gold Canyon, Ariz., 83-86--169

Peggy Williams, Omaha, Neb., 85-84--169

Rose Pagan, Kula, Hawaii, 85-84--169

Sue Raines, Florence, Ala., 82-87--169

Christine Giza, Gilbert, Ariz., 80-90--170

Judy Collins, Canada, 86-84--170

Marianne Ceriani, Golden, Colo., 86-84--170

Sharon Keil, Lady Lake, Fla., 84-86--170

Anne Sander, Pauma Valley, Calif., 84-87--171

Joanne Travis, Payson, Ariz., 85-86--171

Mary Eichhorn, Sea Girt, N.J., 81-90--171

Niki Bryan, Windermere, Fla., 86-85--171

Terry Ehrhardt, Waco, Texas, 84-87--171

Bonnie George, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., 89-84--173

Cynthia Curry, Charlotte, N.C., 85-88--173

Maggie Kril, Spencerport, N.Y., 90-83--173

Nannette Wheelis, Waco, Texas, 91-82--173

Renate Green, Alpine, N.J., 85-88--173

Sylvia Marlio, Marion, Mass., 89-85--174

Alice Adams, Green Valley, Ariz., 87-88--175

Donna Frank, Bakersfield, Calif., 82-93--175

Jackie Quinn, Kingston, N.Y., 86-89--175

Kathleen Cox, Englewood, Colo., 83-92--175

Salley Wessels, Mt Morris, Ill., 83-92--175

Arleene Wilkolaski, Menlo Park, Calif., 84-92--176

Deb Robert, Harrison Twp, Mich., 91-85--176

Sallie McCutcheon, Phoenix, Ariz., 86-90--176

Judy Miller, Tucson, Ariz., 89-88--177

Mary Fink, Elm Grove, Wis., 88-89--177

Ruth Vogt, Moraga, Calif., 90-87--177

Debbie Mooksang, Valrico, Fla., 89-89--178

Melanie McCaffery, Huntington Beach, Calif., 92-86--178

Sharon Falkner, Seattle, Wash., 86-92--178

Ann Cowan, Elk City, Okla., 86-93--179

Kate Johnson, Sleepy Hollow, Ill., 92-87--179

Kellie Magee, Mill Valley, Calif., 89-90--179

Robin Groom, The Woodlands, Texas, 87-92—179

Debra Matthews, Fallbrook, Calif., 89-91--180

Molly Price, Houston, Texas, 92-89--181

Nicole Tombs, Hooksett, N.H., 94-88--182

Carolyn Harvey, Old Lyme, Conn., 94-91--185

Joan Ash, Youngstown, Ohio, 91-94--185

Jacque Cooper, Heath, Texas, 96-91--187

Judy Dunlop, Lake Mary, Fla., 87-100--187

Iris Owings, Phoenix, Ariz., 100-88--188

Helen Stovell, Fairfield, Conn., 98-91--189

Sue Tucker, Atlanta, Ga., 97-92--189

Sara Goldberg, Scottsdale, Ariz., 91-103--194

ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Women's Amateur

The USGA Senior Women's Amateur is open to female golfers with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4, who will have reached their 50th birthday on or before the first day of the championship. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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