Senior Women Advance Into Match Play


USGAMarianne Towersey shot 70 Sunday at the Allegheny Country Club to finish with medallist honors at 2-under 144 in the USGA Senior Womens Amateur Championship.
Towersey, a golf coach at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, Calif., will now advance into the match play portion of the tournament, which will begin Monday and wrap up with the championship match on Thursday.
So will the rest of the field who finished in the top-64.
Included in that list is Carol Semple Thompson, a Pennsylvanian and amateur golf legend who has won the last two of these championships.
Competing on her home course this week, she is a favorite once again this year.
I think Ive been putting a lot more pressure on myself than Id realized, Semple Thompson said after her second round of 79. I think I was just trying so hard, and I couldnt do too many things right. But I played well enough and I get to play again.
While Towersey was the only woman to shoot under par for the two days, Peggy Woodard was the 64th slot to advance. She ended at 22-over-par 168.
The USGA Senior Womens Amateur is one of 13 championships conducted by the United States Golf Association. Open to non-professional women over 50 years of age, it is in its 40th season.
*The following players advanced into match play at the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur, played at the par-73 Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley, Penn.:
Marianne Towersey, Newport Beach, Calif., 74-70--144
Barbara Berkmeyer, St Louis, Mo., 75-74--149
Gayle Borthwick, Canada, 76-74--150
Toni Wiesner, Fort Worth, Texas, 80-73--153
Bonnie Tyler, Boca Grande, Fla., 76-77--153
Mary Ann Bierman, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 76-78--154
Carol Semple Thompson, Sewickley, Pa., 77-79--156
Marylou Henderson, Canada, 79-78--157
Dot Bolling, Salem, Va., 84-73--157
Rachel Hallgarth, Bedford, N.H., 82-76--158
Karen Mabli, Palos Verdes East, Calif., 82-77--159
Cecilia Mourgue-D'Algue, France, 81-78--159
Sandy Woodruff, Santa Cruz, Calif., 76-84--160
Sharon Gonsalves, Tampa, Fla., 79-81--160
Marlene Streit, Canada, 77-83--160
Nettie Morrison, Bend, Ore., 82-79--161
Connie Shorb, York, Pa., 81-80--161
Roberta Bolduc, Springfield, Mass., 80-82--162
Chris Epperly, Newport News, Va., 81-81--162
Helene Gosse, Pittsburgh, Pa., 79-83--162
Cathy Schaefer, Ft Myers, Fla., 82-80--162
Ann Swanson, Woodinville, Wash., 80-84--164
Nancy Harris, Minnetonka, Minn., 86-79--165
Bonnie George, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., 84-81--165
Rebecca Uritus, Columbus, Ohio, 80-85--165
Gloria Sinclair, Canada, 81-84--165
Rae Higdon, Newburgh, Ind., 82-84--166
Brigid Shanley Lamb, Mendham, N.J., 85-82--167
Anne Carr, Renton, Wash., 86-81--167
Salley Wessels, Mt Morris, Ill., 81-86--167
Jeanne Beaith, Canada, 82-85--167
Sandra Wood, Orlando, Fla., 79-89--168
Peggy Woodard, Virginia Beach, Va., 84-84--168
*Failed to Advance:
Sandy Szczerbin, Livermore, Calif., 87-81--168
Kate Johnson, Sleepy Hollow, Ill., 80-88--168
Cookie English, Avon, Ind., 83-85--168
Anne Sander, Seattle, Wash., 80-88--168
Regina Drysdale, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 84-85--169
Betty Pfahler, Llano, Calif., 82-88--170
Mary Hill, Winston-Salem, N.C., 83-87--170
Caroline Ramsey, Bridgeport, W.Va., 84-86--170
Laurayne Conway, Land O'Lakes, Wis., 83-88--171
Mary Gale, Worcester, Mass., 85-87--172
Peggy Williams, Crystal Lake, Ill., 87-86--173
Carol Strobel, South Salem, N.Y., 85-88--173
Ellen McGowan, Wicomico, Va., 85-88--173
Karen Price, Vacaville, Calif., 89-85--174
Catharine Sibel, Gwynedd Valley, Pa., 82-92--174
Yoshiko Mizuno, Greenville, S.C., 87-88--175
Melanie Gleason, Colorado Springs, Colo., 84-91--175
Katherine Tensley, Reno, Nev., 88-88--176
Maggie Brady, Washington, D.C., 91-85--176
Marlane Robertson, Canada, 85-91--176
Eleanor Walker, Greensboro, N.C., 90-86--176
Bernice Gallagher, Cincinnati, Ohio, 88-88--176
Janice Albert, Bryn Mawr, Pa., 94-82--176
Ann Moran, Raritan, N.J., 89-88--177
Jane Ward, San Diego, Calif., 86-92--178
Ann Kerwick, Chicago, Ill., 85-94--179
Dottie Farmer, Middletown, Del., 89-91--180
Noreen McKay, Canada, 89-91--180
Ellen O'Hara, Mesa, Ariz., 87-93--180
Kathleen Cox, Englewood, Colo., 89-91--180
Marian Curtis, Vista, Calif., 91-91--182
Debra Matthews, Fallbrook, Calif., 87-96--183
Cynthia Clough, Hunt Valley, Md., 94-96--190