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TEE TIMES: U.S. Senior Women's Amateur begins Friday
Lara Tennant shoots for her third straight U.S. Senior Women's Amateur title
Lara Tennant shoots for her third straight U.S. Senior Women's Amateur title

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 59th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship on Friday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 11, at The Lakewood Club’s Dogwood Course. The Dogwood Course will play at 5,846 yards and par 72 for the championship.

The U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur consists of 36 holes of stroke play on Sept. 10 and 11, after which the 132-player field will be reduced to the low 64 scorers. There will be six rounds of match play, starting Sept. 12 with the Round of 64. The Round of 32 and Round of 16 will be played on Sept. 13. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played on Sept. 14 and the championship will conclude with an 18-hole final on Sept. 15.

Groups to Watch

Lara Tennant, Ellen Port, Judith Kyrinis
This threesome has combined to win six previous U.S. Senior Women's Amateur titles. Two-time defending champion Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore. will begin her title defense on and will join a group of past champions including Ellen Port (2012-13, '16) of St. Louis and Judith Kyrinis (2017) of Canada.

Port comes into the tournament on a roll. Shortly after she tied for low amateur at the U.S. Senior Women's Open, she became the first women to win the Metropolitan Senior Amateur championship with a birdie on the fourth playoff hole. A few days after she beat the men, Port shot 72 and 65 to win the Senior Missouri Amateur. The seven-time USGA champion has won four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships as well as three U.S. Senior Women’s Amateurs, with the last coming in 2016. She is tied with Carol Semple Thompson for second among female USGA champions, trailing only JoAnne Carner (eight).

Kyrinis won the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship by defeating Terrill Samuel, 4 and 3, in the final at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore. She has competed in 18 USGA championships, including five Senior Women’s Amateurs.

Sarah Ingram, Carol S. Thompson, Patricia Cornett
Victorious Curtis Cup captain Sarah Ingram will be paired with the legendary Carol S. Thompson of Sewickley, Pa.; Patricia Cornett of Mill Valley, Calif. A two-time All-America selection at Duke, Ingram is a three-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion who also has represented the USA in three Curtis Cups.

Thompson is a World Golf Hall of Famer with seven USGA championship titles in 116 USGA championships played, tied for second-most among all women in victories with Ellen Port, one behind JoAnne Carner.

Cornett is no stranger to USGA championships, having played in more than 60, beginning with the U.S. Girls’ Junior in 1971. Her best finish is runner-up in the 1987 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. She is a four-time USGA championship semifinalist: 1976 and 1982 Women’s Amateur, and 1992 and 1999 Women’s Mid-Amateur. She also played on the USA Curtis Cup Team in 1978 and 1988, and captained the Team in 2012.

Karen Garcia, Mina Hardin, Terri Frohmayer

Garcia is the 2015 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion who didn't start playing golf until the age of 21. Hardin was the first Mexican woman to play on the LPGA Tour (1983-1989) and the first Mexican-born USGA champion when she won the 2010 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. A reinstated amateur since 1991, Hardin has played in 58 USGA championships, including six U.S. Women’s Opens. Frohmayer defeated Hardin to win the 2011 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur in Chattanooga, Tenn.

U.S. Women's Senior Amateur Tee Times (All times CT)

Friday (Sept. 10), Hole #1 / Saturday (Sept. 11), Hole #10
7:30 a.m. / 12:15 p.m. – Susan West, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Lea Anne Brown, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; Julie Oxendine, Russellville, Ark.
7:40 a.m. / 12:25 p.m. – Sue Craven, Snohomish, Wash.; Brenda Pictor, Marietta, Ga.; Liliana Ruiz, Colombia
7:50 a.m. / 12:35 p.m. – Gretchen Gordon, Worthington, Ohio; Teresa Cleland, Syracuse, N.Y.; Carolyn Barnett, Kalaheo, Hawaii
8 a.m. / 12:45 p.m. – Lara Tennant, Portland, Ore.; Judith Kyrinis, Canada; Ellen Port, St. Louis, Mo.
8:10 a.m. / 12:55 p.m. – Sue Wooster, Australia; Terrill Samuel, Canada; Pamela Kuong, Wellesley HIlls, Mass.
8:20 a.m. / 1:05 p.m. – Sarah Ingram, Nashville, Tenn.; Carol S. Thompson, Sewickley, Pa.; Patricia Cornett, Mill Valley, Calif.
8:30 a.m. / 1:15 p.m. – Shelly Stouffer, Canada; Jennifer Hoyt, Horseshoe Bay, Texas; Cappy Mack, Portland, Ore.
8:40 a.m. / 1:25 p.m. – Louise Lyle, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mickey Burgess, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Carrie Langevin, Henderson, Nev.
8:50 a.m. / 1:35 p.m. – MK Thanos, Palm Desert, Calif.; Kerry Lareau, Little Rock, Ark.; Susan Curtin, Westwood, Mass.
9 a.m. / 1:45 p.m. – Ginny Burkey, Eugene, Ore.; Tina Jones, St. Louis, Mo.; Louella Kanew, Palm Beach, Fla.
9:10 a.m. / 1:55 p.m. – Itsuko Moridaira, Japan; Fay Chen, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Joanna Staton, McKinney, Texas

Friday (Sept. 10), Hole #10 / Saturday (Sept. 11), Hole #1
7:30 a.m. / 12:15 p.m. – Patricia Ehrhart, Birmingham, Ala.; Judy Penman, Oro Valley, Ariz.; Marianne Springer, Wellington, Fla.
7:40 a.m. / 12:25 p.m. – Hui Chong Dofflemyer, Belvidere, Ill.; Adrienne MacLean, Tequesta, Fla.; Jayne Pardus, Charleston, S.C.
7:50 a.m. / 12:35 p.m. – Lisa Morrissett, Indianapolis, Ind.; Kay Daniel, Covington, La.; Amy Kennedy, York, Pa.
8 a.m. / 12:45 p.m. – Karen Garcia, Cool, Calif.; Terri Frohnmayer, Meridian, Idaho; Mina Hardin, Mexico
8:10 a.m. / 12:55 p.m. – Sherry Herman, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Anna Schultz, Heath, Texas; Carolyn Creekmore, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
8:20 a.m. / 1:05 p.m. – Susan Cohn, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Jane Fitzgerald, Kensington, Md.; Alexandra Frazier, North Palm Beach, Fla.
8:30 a.m. / 1:15 p.m. – Angie Friedrich, Rancho Murieta, Calif.; Julie Massa, Holt, Mich.; Jen Holland, Guilford, Conn.
8:40 a.m. / 1:25 p.m. – Gigi Higgins, Cape Coral, Fla.; Donna Benford, Linden, Mich.; Sherry Wright, Oxnard, Calif.
8:50 a.m. / 1:35 p.m. – Shelly Liddick, Bellevue, Neb.; Sandra Turbide, Canada; Kimbra Benson, Leonardtown, Md.
9 a.m. / 1:45 p.m. – Betsy Aldrich, Minnetonka, Minn.; Debbie Johnson, Stamford, Conn.; Kristen Henderson, Auburn, Mass.
9:10 a.m. / 1:55 p.m. – Brenda Williams, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Shelly Haywood, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Laura Leszczynski, Saint Mary's, Iowa

Friday (Sept. 10), Hole #1 / Saturday (Sept. 11), Hole #10
12:15 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. – Theresa Mahlik, Madison, Ala.; Wendy Ohlmeyer, Ladera Ranch, Calif.; Anita Venner, Vero Beach, Fla.
12:25 p.m. / 7:40 a.m. – Heather Penn, Northfield, Ill.; Joann Ferrieri, Lake Worth, Fla.; Nancy Beck, Dallas, Texas
12:35 p.m. / 7:50 a.m. – Kelly Morris, Franklin, Tenn.; Tracy Welch, Winchester, Mass.; Lin Culver, Palm Coast, Fla.
12:45 p.m. / 8 a.m. – Tara Fleming, Jensen Beach, Fla.; Kim Keyer-Scott, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Robyn Puckett, Australia
12:55 p.m. / 8:10 a.m. – Kathy Hartwiger, Birmingham, Ala.; Martha Leach, Hebron, Ky.; Lynne Cowan, Rocklin, Calif.
1:05 p.m. / 8:20 a.m. – Corey Weworski, Carlsbad, Calif.; Amber Marsh Elliott, Greensboro, N.C.; Tina Barker, Fairfield, Calif.
1:15 p.m. / 8:30 a.m. – Sylvie Van Molle, Belgium; Christine Petit Martin, France; Mary Jane Hiestand, Naples, Fla.
1:25 p.m. / 8:40 a.m. – Courtney Myhrum, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Lydia Shell, Danville, Calif.; Akemi Nakata Khaiat, Japan
1:35 p.m. / 8:50 a.m. – Lisa Ferrante, Discovery Bay, Calif.; Cindy Gilkeson, Sugarland, Texas; Tama Caldabaugh, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
1:45 p.m. / 9 a.m. – Patty Moore, Pinehurst, N.C.; Loraine Jones, Newtown Square, Pa.; Kim Eaton, Mesa, Ariz.
1:55 p.m. / 9:10 a.m. – Carrie Jacobson, Kirkland, Wash.; Angie Whitley Coleman, Wilmington, Del.; Lisa Mcgill, Philadelphia, Pa.

Friday (Sept. 10), Hole #10 / Saturday (Sept. 11), Hole #1
12:15 p.m. / 7:30 a.m. – Lea Green, McCalla, Ala.; Leslie Elkins, Roswell, Ga.; Kelley Nittoli, San Antonio, Texas
12:25 p.m. / 7:40 a.m. – Dori Eastwood, Lexington, Ky.; Adele Peterson, Eden Prairie, Minn.; Agnes Yamauchi, Hilo, Hawaii
12:35 p.m. / 7:50 a.m. – Joan Gardner, Alexandria, Va.; Stephenie Harris, Furlong, Pa.; Brenda Kuehn, Asheville, N.C.
12:45 p.m. / 8 a.m. – Laura Coble, Augusta, Ga.; Amy Ellertson, Free Union, Va.; Sally Krueger, San Francisco, Calif.
12:55 p.m. / 8:10 a.m. – Mimi Hoffman, Alexandria, Va.; Maria M Castillo Dolagaray, Spain; Suzi Spotleson, Canton, Ohio
1:05 p.m. / 8:20 a.m. – Marilyn Hardy, Magnolia, Texas; Maria De Orueta, Spain; Beatriz Arenas, Guatemala
1:15 p.m. / 8:30 a.m. – Martha Linscott, Mission Hills, Kan.; Shirley Vaughn, Canton, Ohio; Therese Quinn, Jacksonville, Fla.
1:25 p.m. / 8:40 a.m. – Sherri Buster, Lexington, Ky.; Edwina Mckay, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Pam Prescott, Piedmont, S.C.
1:35 p.m. / 8:50 a.m. – Maggie Leef, Pewaukee, Wis.; Rosie Cook, Bend, Ore.; Young Hwa Kim, Kaneohe, Hawaii
1:45 p.m. / 9 a.m. – Teresa A. Fisher, Eagle River, Alaska; Jamie Hoffmann, Escondido, Calif.; Anna Morales, Peru
1:55 p.m. / 9:10 a.m. – Colette Rosenberg, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Danielle Lee, Concord, Mass.; Andrea Miller, Keswick, Va.


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The USGA Senior Women's Amateur is open to female golfers with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 14.4, who will have reached their 50th birthday on or before the first day of the championship. It is one of 14 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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