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Klasse Wins Big to Open Match Play at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur in Florida

October 9, 2018

 
 
  VERO BEACH, Fla. – Winning by the largest margin during Monday’s opening round of match play, Leigh Klasse made quick work of Kim Eaton, 8 and 7, during the Round of 64 to advance at the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Orchid Island Beach and Golf Club.
 
Following a 36-hole total of 6-over par 150 Sunday, Klasse was seeded No. 15 for the match play portion of the championship, and wasted little time during her Round of 64 match against Eaton Monday, carding a birdie on the first hole to take the only lead she would need.
 
Klasse, a former University of Minnesota golfer from Cumberland, Wis., traded pars with Eaton at the second hole before Klasse won the next seven holes to take a considerable 8-up lead after just nine holes.
 
The two each carded pars at the 10th and Klasse would close out the match at the 11th with a par for the win, 8 and 7.
 
Klasse will face Amy Ellertson, of Free Union, Va., during Tuesday’s Round of 32 scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Ellertson earned medalist honors at sectional qualifying last month at Bent Creek Golf Club in Eden Prairie, Minn., shooting 1-over par 71, while Klasse earned the final qualifying position at 4-over par 74.
 
The Round of 32 of the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Orchid Island Beach and Golf Club.
 
 
 
2018 U.S. SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
ORCHID ISLAND BEACH & GOLF CLUB
VERO BEACH, FLA.
5,689 YARDS, PAR 72
 
 
MONDAY’S ROUND OF 64
LEIGH KLASSE, CUMBERLAND, WIS., def. Kim Eaton, Mesa, Ariz., 8 and 7
 
 
SUNDAY’S FINAL STROKE PLAY RESULTS
1. Pamela Kuong, Wellesley Hills, Mass., 74-69—143
2. Corey Weworski, Carlsbad, Calif., 72-73—145
T3. Judith Kyrinis, Canada, 70-76—146
T3. Ellen Port, St. Louis, Mo., 75-71—146
5. Sue Wooster, Australia, 73-74—147
T6. Terrill Samuel, Canada, 77-71—148
T6. Marilyn Hardy, Magnolia, Texas, 75-73—148
T8. Mary Ann Hayward, Canada, 79-70—149 
T8. Martha Leach, 69-80—149
T8. Lara Tennant, Portland, Ore., 75-74—149
T8. Lisa McGill, Philadelphia, Pa., 72-77—149
T8. Marie-Therese Torti, Canada, 75-74—149 
T8. Patricia Ehrhart, Honolulu, Hawaii, 72-77—149 
 
T14. LEIGH KLASSE, CUMBERLAND, WIS., 72-78—150
 
 
For complete tournament results go to: www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2018/u-s--senior-women-s-amateur.html#!scoring


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