Susan Stewart Goes Back-to-Back in Clark's Pump-N-Shop Women's Kentucky Senior Amateur
Susan Stewart successfully defends title with comeback victory in Elizabethtown.
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (September 14, 2022) – For the thirteenth time in the 42-year history of the Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Women’s Kentucky Senior Amateur, the title has successfully been defended. Susan Stewart of Louisville prevailed on Wednesday at Elizabethtown Country Club with a two-stroke triumph, making it back-to-back victories for her after winning in 2021 at The Woodford Club.
It was a two-horse race for the overall gross title between Stewart and 2020 champion Cynthia Powell. Stewart entered the final round trailing Powell by three strokes but utilized a superb finishing stretch on the front nine to assume the lead. Birdies on the 5th and 6th holes preceded an eagle on the par-four 9th to give the now two-time champion control of the tournament. The championship ended with Stewart two strokes ahead of Powell, who was the runner-up with eight shots of cushion in between her and Debbie Abshear who finished in third place.
Stewart’s overall victory highlighted the list of first-place prizes that were up for grabs in the event. The following trophies were also presented on Wednesday:
- Robin Brockman – Freshman, Gross
- Pamela Trimble – Freshman, Net
- Susan Stewart – Sophomore, Gross
- Beverly O’Bryan – Overall, Net & Sophomore, Net
- Cynthia Powell – Junior, Gross
- Beki Raymer – Junior, Net
- Sandra Hartmann – Senior, Gross
- Joan Waldrop – Senior, Net
- Mare Heicken – Super Senior, Gross
- Cathy Weil – Super Senior, Net
- The Woodford Club – Team Championship
Joan Waldrop was not just a winner on the basis of her 36-hole score, but also on the merits of recording a hole-in-one on the par-three 6th hole which highlighted the day’s proceedings.
The Kentucky Golf Association extends its thanks to Corey Stith, PGA General Manager and the entire staff at Elizabethtown Country Club for their assistance in hosting this tournament. The KGA also lends its appreciation towards each player who participated in the event.
This tournament marks one of the final events on the women’s golf calendar in Kentucky for the season. Next Friday, the final USGA qualifier for women will take place at Lexington Country Club when players seek spots in the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Also taking place at Lexington Country Club on October 17 is the more laid-back KGA Two-Person Scramble, which is currently accepting registrations.
About the Kentucky Golf Association:
The Kentucky Golf Association (KGA) is one of the three organizations encompassed under Golf House Kentucky, in addition to the Kentucky Golf Foundation (KGF) and Kentucky PGA Section (KPGA). The Kentucky Golf Association represents the amateur body of Kentucky’s golfers working in assistance with the United States Golf Association (USGA). The KGA provides a wide range of services, including handicapping, USGA course and slope ratings, and tournament management software to its Member Clubs. The KGA also operates the state’s premier amateur tournaments along with USGA National Championship qualifiers. Alongside the KGF and KPGA, the KGA strives to promote the benefits and enjoyment of golf while continuing to grow the sport across the Commonwealth.
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