Senior Women Advance Into Match Play
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
Watch: All of Tiger's birdies in Rd. 3 of The Open
Tiger Woods started the third round of The Open at even par, having made seven birdies and seven bogeys over the first 36 holes at Carnoustie.
Following three pars to start on Saturday, Woods went on a birdie binge.
No. 1 came with this putt at the par-4 fourth.
No. 2 with this two-putt at the par-5 sixth.
No. 3 thanks to this 30-footer at the par-4 ninth.
No. 4 after nearly jarring his approach shot on the par-4 10th.
And No. 5 when he almost drove the green at the par-4 11th and two-putted, from just off the green, from 95 feet.
At 5 under for the day, and 5 under for the championship, he was one off the lead at this point.
Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship
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Rose's Saturday 64 matches Carnoustie Open record
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Rose needed to sink a 14-foot putt on the final hole Friday just to make the cut on the number at The Open.
Freewheeling when he came to the course Saturday, Rose tied the lowest score ever recorded in an Open at Carnoustie.
Entering the weekend nine shots off the lead, the world No. 3 carded a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to at least make things interesting. It won’t be known for several hours how many shots Rose will be behind, but his back-nine 30 gives him an opportunity, if the wind blows 25 mph Sunday as forecast, to challenge the leaders.
After all, Paul Lawrie was 10 shots back entering the final round here in 1999.
“I think the birdie on 18 last night freed me up, and I’m just very happy to be out on this golf course and not down the road somewhere else this morning,” said Rose, who is at 4-under 209. “So that might have been part of the shift in mindset today. I had nothing to lose from that point of view.”
Rose’s 64 matched Steve Stricker and Richard Green’s record score at Carnoustie (2007).
It also was Rose’s career-low round in a major.
Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage
NBC Sports and Golf Channel are showcasing nearly 50 hours of live coverage of the 147th Open. Missed anything? Well, you can catch up right here. Click on the links below for replays from Carnoustie, broken down into daily segments:
Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)
Friday, Day 2 (Times ET)
8:20AM-3PM (Watch): As the skies cleared on Friday afternoon, defending champion Jordan Spieth made a run to try and regain the claret jug. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
1:30-8:20AM (Watch): On a rainy Friday morning at Carnoustie, Rory McIlroy shot 69 to reach 4 under, while Zach Johnson fired a 67 for the early lead. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter and Cameron Smith.
Thursday, Day 1 (Times ET)
Noon-4PM (Watch): Tiger Woods was up and down in the afternoon, as winds picked up a little and no one could catch Kevin Kisner. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Woods, Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.
1:30-8:25AM (Watch): Defending champion Jordan Spieth got off to a good start, while Kevin Kisner (66) set the early pace. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Chris Wood.