Sherry Wright of Oxnard captured the Southern California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship by five strokes over four-time champion Kathy Kurata of Pasadena and Shelly Haywood of Huntington Beach at South Hills Country Club in West Covina.
The 55-year-old Wright, who claimed the Ventura City Women’s Championship for the second time earlier this year and has won the Olivas Links Women’s Club Championship six times, posted a score of 76-76—151, 7-over-par, while Kurata wound up at 84-72—156 and Haywood finished at 77-79—156.
Kurata claimed the title in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021, and also won the 2021 California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.
“This is definitely a confidence booster,” said Wright, who will make her second appearance in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship next week on the South Course at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.
Monica Ledes of Indio shot 78-80—158 to tie for fourth with Akeim Nakata Khaiat of Los Angeles, who totaled 79-79—158, and Kelly Morris of Long Beach finished sixth at 76-84—160.
Cindy McConnell of Bishop was seventh at 75-86—161, followed by Robyn Puckett of Indian Wells at 84-78—162, while Sherry Soto of Chino Hills shot 83-83—166 to tie for ninth with Desiree of Thousand Oaks, who came in at 83-83—166.
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