Corey Weworski (CWAC photo)
Carlsbad resident Corey Weworski returned to one of her favorite events and rolled to another title.
The 57-year-old saved her best for last, posting a final round 3-under 69 Wednesday at par-72 Quail Lodge Resort to cruise to a 14-shot win over runner-up Sally Krueger. Weworski’s three-day total of 2-under 214 is the lowest 54-hole score in the 41-year history of the championship. From 2014-2018 the championship was a 36-hole event.
“I always love coming to this championship,” Weworski said. “When I turned 50 I was like, ‘Yay!'”
In the finale, Weworski posted four birdies to go against just one bogey. In Tuesday’s second round she carded four bogeys on the back-nine. Any potential further problems were quickly worked out.
“I struggled a bit yesterday (Tuesday) but figured it out on the range,” Weworski said.
Krueger, coming off a tie for low amateur honors at last week’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open, shot a 77 to finish at 228. Pat Cornett, who captained the 2012 USA Curtis Cup squad, was third at 237 after an 81.
Also champion in both 2016 and 2017, Weworski joined an illustrious group of five other players–Lynne Cowan, Sandy Woodruff, Barbara Stephan, Millie Stanley and Marianne Towersey (record 7-time champ) –who have won the event at least three times.
The 2019 championship marked the first event being held by the California Golf Association (CGA). Among the changes to the championship is a new format. The event is now a three-day, 54-hole Championship; Low 30 ties will make the cut after the second round.
“I really like that it’s now three days,” Weworski said.
In an agreement finalized last December, the CGA, which consists of the NCGA and Southern California Golf Association, added the annual California Women’s Amateur Championship and California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. The 2020 championship will be held in Southern California.
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ABOUT THE California Senior Women's Amateur
The California Senior Women’s Amateur
Championship started in 1979 and has been played
at Old Del Monte Golf Course, Laguna Seca, Carmel
Valley Ranch, Bayonet and Black Horse, Poppy Hills,
and Corral de Tierra Country Club. Age Limit: 50 and
over (Super Senior’s Flight:
and over), with Gross and Net flights
Format is 36 holes of Stroke Play.
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