Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore., led virtually wire-to-wire and captured the 42nd annual California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship by seven strokes over Lynn Cowan of Rocklin on the Ranch Course at the Alisal in Solvang.
Tennant, who won the 2018 and 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championships and formerly was women’s head golf coach at the University of Oregon, led by five shots after one round and never looked back.
“The golf course was very generous and difficult, and we are just so happy to be competing at this point,” said Tennant, who carded seven birdies in her first round, when he was the only player to break par.
“I like to come from behind. So, being ahead, I didn’t feel uncomfortable, but I also wasn’t totally comfortable, if that makes sense. I just tried to play my own game, and play old man par.”
Tennant posted a score of 67-76-76—219, 3-over-par, while Cowan, who has won this tournament three times, finished at 72-80-74—226, while Jennifer Douglas of Granite Bay was third at 74-77-76—227.
Karen Garcia of Cool carded a score of 75-78-75—228 to tie for fourth with Shelly Haywood of Huntington Beach, who totaled 73-76-79—228, while defending champion and three-time tournament winner Corey Weworski of Carlsbad shot 75-77-77—229 to tie for sixth with Evelyn Orley of Cardiff, who wound up at 75-74-80—229.
Kathy Kurata of Pasadena totaled 72-75-83—230 to tie for eighth with Amy Ellertson of Free Union, Va., who finished at 76-76-78—230, while Patricia Cornett of Mill Valley shot 79-75-78—232 to tie for 10th with Itsuko Moridaira of Fairfield, who came in at 77-75-80—232.
Pat Cornett of Mill Valley, former Team USA Curtis Cup captain, claimed the Super Senior Division title with a score of 79-75—154.
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