Wooster Defends Women’s State Senior Stroke Play Championship
Brandon Genson, AGA Communications Manager
RIO VERDE- Three days of stroke play at Tonto Verde Golf Club ended with Sue Wooster (+2) atop the leaderboard for the second year in a row. Wooster’s title defense was dominant, as she won the tournament by an impressive 12-stroke margin.
Wooster shot the tournament’s best rounds one and two scores (73-73) and had a four-stroke lead over second place finisher, Robin Krapfl, headed into the final round. Krapfl struggled in round three (+8), as Wooster shot the only even par score of the tournament to secure the victory.
Wooster’s championship win on Friday afternoon caps off a magnificent stretch of play over the last two months. At the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Qualifier this past July, Wooster (-3) was the low scorer and amateur. She also qualified for the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur in Anchorage, Alaska, where she came up just short in the championship match.
In addition to Wooster’s overall championship, other golfers were honored various awards:
State Senior Field Flight (Gross) – Field Division: Susan Hartwell
State Senior- (Net) – Championship Division: Claudia Pilot
State Senior- (Net) – Field Division: Susan Hartwell
The Legends Championship Trophy (Gross) – Legends + Masters: Ardis VanDenbos
The Legends Championship Trophy (Net) – Legends + Masters: Carolyn Suttles
Mo Cruikshank Memorial Trophy: Shannon Kennedy, Sue O’Connor and Susan Wooster
Mary Lou Sauer Memorial Trophy: Linda Selegue, Molly Baker and Paula Lambkin
Dr. Ann Pittman Memorial Trophy: Jeannie Lallensack and Linda Selegue