Anna Schultz leads Texas Women's Senior Stroke Play
Anna Schultz <br>(TXGA Photo)
Anna Schultz
(TXGA Photo)

AMARILLO, TX (October 2, 2016) -- Anna Schultz of Rockwall leads after the first round of the Texas Women's Senior Stroke Play Championship hosted at Amarillo Country Club. Schultz carded a one-over par 72 to lead by 5 over Carolyn Creekmore.

Schultz is the 2014 Senior Stroke Play Champion, a two-time winner of the Women’s Four-Ball Championship and a member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Even with green speeds approaching 13 feet, her steady round featured 15 pars and two birdies offset by a lone bogey on the 5,291 yard layout. Carol Turnage from Anna, TX is in third place after a seven-over par 78.

Three of the five players who have pledged to play 100 Holes of Women's Competition in support of the Breaking 100 program also competed. Karen Northcutt (The Woodlands) shot an 83, Chris Meadows (Dallas) shot 89 and Waco’s Nannette Wheelis shot a 96.

In 1966 and 1967, Amarillo Country Club hosted the Amarillo Ladies Open, and LPGA event which was won by Texas and World Golf Hall of Fame members Kathy Whitworth and Sandra Haynie respectively. The club also previously hosted the 1979 WTGA State Amateur Championship which was won by Martha Lang.

The second round will begin tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. The field will be broken into three flights following tomorrow’s round. An Overall Champion will be crowned following Tuesday’s final round along with a Super Senior (65 and older) and a Super Super Senior (71 and older) Champion.

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ABOUT THE Texas Women's Senior Stroke Play

Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with a certified GHIN Handicap Index, and who are 50 years of age or older by the first round of the Championship.

Player Field: The starting field will consist of 96 players. In the event the championship becomes over-subscribed, entries will be accepted in order of handicap index.

Format: The championship will be a 54 hole stroke play championship. Upon completion of Round 2, the field will be broken into flights based on 36-hole scores.

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