Tennessee Women's Senior: Durham maintains lead

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2011) -- Debbie Durham, local from Signal Mountain, who was tied forthe lead after the first round, carded a second round 81 for a two-day total of157. That was enough to hang onto the lead for a second day. Not far behindDurham is defending champion, Maggie Scott and 2009 champion GeorgiaMcCravey (Chattanooga), both with two-day totals of 160, three shots back.

The course played longer, and tougher for the championship field today, and thescores reflected the changes to the course. Scores were on the rise as thetemperature fell throughout the afternoon on top of the mountain.

Play begins tomorrow for the final round with a shotgun start at 9 AM. Afterround three, the 2011 Women’s Senior Amateur Champion will be crowned atSignal Mountain Golf and Country Club.

ABOUT THE Tennessee Women's Senior & Mid-Am

Eligibility: Open to all female amateur golfers with the following requirements: (1) meet the USGA policy on transgender individuals, (2) have an active GHIN Handicap Index from a TGA member club or course, (3) have a Handicap Index of at least 36.0 at the time of entry, and (4) are at least 50 years of age on the first day of the championship.

Format: Play will be contested at 36-holes of stroke play (this includes the first 18-hole qualifying round).

Qualifying Round: The first round of stroke play will be the qualifying round. After all qualifying scores are posted, the field will be divided into flights with all like scores in the same flight--the number of flights will be determined by the total number of participants (for a full field, there will be a total of 8 flights). The remaining round will be contested within each flight. The Tennessee Women's Senior Amateur Champion will come from the Championship Flight only.

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