Lynne Cowan (NCGA photo)
NCGA Hall of Famer Lynne Cowan
has done it again.
Cowan, a member at Sierra View Country Club in Rocklin, carded a final round even-par 72 to win the 44th annual California Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Santa Maria Country Club by a shot over runner-up Evelyn Orley. For Cowan, who finished with a 54-hole total of 3-over 219, it marks her fourth CWAC Senior crown.
"It was anyone's game," Cowan said. "State Ams are pretty cool. It's nice to add another one to my resume'. I really didn't have many expectations."
Having entered the final round tied at 3-over 147 with Orley, Lara Tennant and Karen Garcia, Cowan would be the only player to shoot par. Her clutch play included a bogey-free back-nine 33 that sealed the victory.
Over her three rounds, Cowan only three-putted once.
"I putted really well each day," Cowan said. "That and I didn't really make many mistakes."
Orley, a former pro who won on the Ladies European and Ladies Asian Tours, had a final round 73, while Tennant, who won the title in 2020, carded a 74 to take third at 221. Garcia, a former U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champ, placed fourth at 224 after a 77.
In the Super Senior Championship (ages 65-plus), NCGA Hall of Famer Marianne Towersey posted a final round 81 to come in at 25-over 241 for a four-shot victory over fellow NCGA Hall of Famer Pat Cornett.
Towersey, who holds the record for most CWAC Senior wins with seven, now has the most Super Senior titles as well with three. The Pebble Beach resident also won in 2017 and 2018. Cornett won the Super Senior in 2019 and 2020.View results for California Senior Women's Amateur
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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