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On to Round of 16 for Klasse at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur

October 9, 2018

 
 
  VERO BEACH, Fla. – Minnesota golf Hall of Famer Leigh Klasse, who is making her ninth consecutive appearance at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, took an early 2-up lead against Amy Ellertson early Tuesday and never trailed in her Round of 32 match, earning a 2 and 1 victory to advance to the Round of 16 at Orchid Island Beach and Golf Club.
 
Klasse, from Cumberland, Wis., took control against Ellertson by winning the second and fourth holes before Ellertson struck back by winning the sixth with a par. Winning the par-3 eighth hole, Klasse regained a 2-up lead and carried it to the back nine.
 
Taking advantage of a Klasse bogey at the par-4 10th, Ellertson cut Klasse’s margin in half before the two traded blows again at the 13th and 14th holes. A bogey by Ellertson at the 17th would give Klasse the victory, 2 and 1.
 
Klasse will face Corey Weworski, from Carlsbad, Calif., in the Round of 16 during Tuesday’s afternoon matches, scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. 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
 
 
TUESDAY’S ROUND OF 32
LEIGH KLASSE, CUMBERLAND, WIS., def. Amy Ellertson, Free Union, Va., 2 and 1
 
 
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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