McCravey Clinches Tennessee Women's Amateur

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN (Sept. 28, 2011) --Georgia McCravey of Chattanooga was crowned the 33rd Champion of the Women’s Senior Amateur Championship at Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club Wednesday afternoon. A 79 in the final round for a three day total of 239 was enough to edge out Signal Mountain native and local favorite Debbie Durham and defending champion Maggie Scott (Charleston) for a one stroke victory. This is McCravey’s second Senior Amateur Championship victory as she also won the championship in 2009.

An emotional finish ended a day that was can only be labeled as the battle of the locals. Debbie Durham, Signal Mountain G&CC member, leading after both the first and second rounds, as well as defending champion Maggie Scott embraced McCravey on the 18th green after McCravey got up and down from the fairway to clinch the victory by a single stroke.

After accepting her award McCravey dedicated her victory to her late son Gus and was supported by her fellow competitors with a standing ovation.

The following women were 2011 flight winners:

First flight- Janet Horton (259)Second flight- Mary Kelly (271)Third flight- Kate Gerbitz (293)

For more information about the championship and complete results, please visit the website at www.tnwomenssenior.com.

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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