Kurata Wins SCGA Women’s Senior Amateur Title for the Fourth Time

Kathy Kurata of Pasadena captured the Southern California Golf Association Senior Women’s Amateur Championship for the second straight year and the fourth time overall by three strokes over Mary Budke of Rancho Mirage and Monica Ledes of Indio on the Legends Course at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad.

Kurata claimed the title in 2017 and 2018, when she capped a streak of three straight victories in SCGA tournaments and was named SCGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year. She finished second to Jamie Hoffman of Escondido in the 2019 SCGA Senior Women’s Amateur.

“I’ve been very fortuunate,” said Kurata, who also won the 2018 SCGA Women’s Tournament of Club Champions. “I always just come out here to do my best.

Budke held a two-stroke lead after the first round of the SCGA Senior Women’s Am and still was ahead before making a quadruple bogey-7 on the 12th hole on the second day. That opened the door for Kurata, who sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the fifth hole, followed with nine straight pars and added a birdie at No. 16 to go with two bogeys.

Kurata posted a score of at 79-73—152, 6-over par, while Budke finished at 77-78—155 and Ledes wound up at 81-74—155, and Shelly Haywood of Huntington Beach shot 81-77—158 to tie for fourth with Glenda Alexander of Long Beach, who totaled 85-73—158.

Wendy Ohlmeyer of Ladera Ranch shot 79-81—160 to tie for sixth with Soran Lim of Villa Park, who finished at 77-83—160, and Fay Chen of Huntington Beach, who wound up at 79-81—150, while Akemi Nakata Khaiat of Los Angeles totaled 81-80—161 to tie for ninth with Jesse Smith of Ladera Ranch, who came in at 79-82—161.

Kathy Kurata of Pasadena captured the Southern California Golf Association Senior Women’s Amateur Championship for the second straight year and the fourth time overall by three strokes over Mary Budke of Rancho Mirage and Monica Ledes of Indio on the Legends Course at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad.

Kurata claimed the title in 2017 and 2018, when she capped a streak of three straight victories in SCGA tournaments and was named SCGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year. She finished second to Jamie Hoffman of Escondido in the 2019 SCGA Senior Women’s Amateur.

“I’ve been very fortuunate,” said Kurata, who also won the 2018 SCGA Women’s Tournament of Club Champions. “I always just come out here to do my best.

Budke held a two-stroke lead after the first round of the SCGA Senior Women’s Am and still was ahead before making a quadruple bogey-7 on the 12th hole on the second day. That opened the door for Kurata, who sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the fifth hole, followed with nine straight pars and added a birdie at No. 16 to go with two bogeys.

Kurata posted a score of at 79-73—152, 6-over par, while Budke finished at 77-78—155 and Ledes wound up at 81-74—155, and Shelly Haywood of Huntington Beach shot 81-77—158 to tie for fourth with Glenda Alexander of Long Beach, who totaled 85-73—158.

Wendy Ohlmeyer of Ladera Ranch shot 79-81—160 to tie for sixth with Soran Lim of Villa Park, who finished at 77-83—160, and Fay Chen of Huntington Beach, who wound up at 79-81—150, while Akemi Nakata Khaiat of Los Angeles totaled 81-80—161 to tie for ninth with Jesse Smith of Ladera Ranch, who came in at 79-82—161.

Moine Kim of La Canada shot 76-72—148 to tie for the SCGA Women’s Amateur Net Championship with Gilliam Mendoza of Industry Hills, who finished at 71-77—148.

For complete results, visit https://scga-2021scgaseniorwomensamateurchampion.golfgenius.com/pages/2774010

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