PNGA Senior Women's Am: Shelly Stouffer defends her title with ease
Karen Madison (Pacific Northwest Golf Association Photo)
Karen Madison (Pacific Northwest Golf Association Photo)

Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Karen Madison of Spokane Valley, Wash. won respective titles this week at the 36th PNGA Senior Women’s and 11th Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championships.

The three championships were held concurrently this week, September 19-21 at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club in Federal Way, Wash.

Shelly Stouffer successfully defended her title in the Senior Women’s Amateur with a commanding 10-shot victory over the second-place finisher, Tomoko Ratzlaff of Sammamish, Washington. Stouffer finished 5-over par and posted consistent rounds of 74-74-73 to secure the victory, and she was the only player in the field to card three sub-75 rounds.

Stouffer is the reigning PNGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year, and this victory marks her second PNGA title. Last year, she won the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

In the Super Senior Women’s Amateur, Karen Madison won the championship by a single shot over the defending champion, Marcia Fisher of Molalla, Oregon. Madison entered the day one shot off the lead and was paired in the final group.

She fired a final-round 83 to card her third consecutive round under 85, clinching the victory. Madison displayed remarkable consistency throughout the week, shooting under 85 in all three rounds, making her the only competitor in the field to achieve this feat.

This marks the second time that Madison has won the Super Senior Women’s Amateur, previously claiming victory in 2015.

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ABOUT THE PNGA Senior Women's Amateur

The PNGA Senior Women's Amateur is flighted by age: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+. The field is filled by exemptions first, and then by date of receipt of entry. Players must be members of PNGA member clubs.

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