Final round set for tomorrow

2021 United States Senior Women’s USGA Amateur Championship underway at Lakewood

Point Clear, Ala. course hosting the 59th U.S. Championship

Joey Geske and Julia Pine for USGA.org
Posted 9/14/21

POINT CLEAR, Ala. – The 59th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship on the Dogwood Course is being held at Lakewood in Point Clear. See the results from the final rounds online at …

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Final round set for tomorrow

2021 United States Senior Women’s USGA Amateur Championship underway at Lakewood

Point Clear, Ala. course hosting the 59th U.S. Championship

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POINT CLEAR, Ala. – The 59th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship on the Dogwood Course is being held at Lakewood in Point Clear. See the results from the final rounds online at USGA.org.

Meet the Quarterfinalists

Susan Cohn, 58, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

  • 1162 in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Playing in her eighth U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Reached match play in all eight U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur starts
  • Her Round-of-16 win over Tama Caldabaugh, 7 and 5, is the largest margin of victory in the Round of 16 since 2017
  • Competed in the 1989 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst and the 1992 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur before waiting over two decades to return to a USGA championship in 2013
  • Runner-up to Ellen Port in the 2013 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.
  • Semifinalist in the 2015 and 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateurs
  • Won the 2020 Florida Women’s Senior Amateur Championship
  • Competed in the 2019 and 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Opens
  • Member of the University of North Carolina golf team from 1982 to 1985
  • Merchandiser for Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Road to the Quarterfinals

  • Shot 71-75—146 in stroke play to earn the No. 4 seed
  • R64: Def. Maria De Orueta, 5 and 4
  • R32: Def. Kim Eaton, 2 and 1
  • R16: Def. Tama Caldabaugh, 7 and 5

Kathy Hartwiger, 55, of Birmingham, Ala.

  • 1775 in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Playing in her second U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Won the 2002 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club, defeating Ellen Port, 2 up, in the final match
  • 10-time winner of the Alabama Women’s State Amateur (1999, 2002-2008, 2010-2012)
  • Holds the record for most Alabama Golf Association state tournaments won (21)
  • Won the 2020 Alabama Women’s State Senior Amateur and was runner-up in 2021
  • Runner-up in the 2021 North and South Senior Women’s Championship in Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Retired high school science teacher and middle school counselor
  • Her husband, Chris, is the director of the USGA Green Section’s Course Consulting Service

Road to the Quarterfinals

  • Shot 69-78—147 in stroke play to earn the No. 5 seed
  • R64: Def. Mina Hardin, 3 and 2
  • R32: Def. Mary Jane Hiestand, 3 and 2
  • R16: Def. Adrienne MacLean, 20 holes

Gigi Higgins, 58, of Cape Coral, Fla.

  • Not ranked in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Playing in her seventh U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • First time reaching the quarterfinals of the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • 2016 Florida State Golf Association Women’s Senior Player of the Year
  • Competed in the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Brooklawn C.C. in Fairfield, Conn.
  • Volunteers at her local hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital

Road to the Quarterfinals

  • Shot 74-69—143 in stroke play to earn co-medalist honors and the No. 2 seed
  • R64: Def. Jennifer Hoyt, 4 and 3
  • R32: Def. Maggie Leef, 1 up
  • R16: Def. Lynne Cowan, 3 and 2

Sally Krueger, 63, of San Francisco, Calif.

  • Not ranked in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Playing in her third U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Co-low amateur in the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., finishing in a tie for 29th
  • Quarterfinalist in the 2002, 2003 and 2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs
  • Winner of the San Francisco City Golf Championship women's title a record 10 times
  • Runner-up in the 2012 and 2014 California Senior Women's Amateur Championship
  • Runner-up in the 2018 Northern California Golf Association Senior Women's Amateur
  • Played in the 1996 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am as one of the first women to compete in the event
  • Two-time first-team All-American for Stanford University (1978 and 1979)
  • Competed in three U.S. Women’s Opens (1977, 1979 and 1980)
  • Inducted into the NCGA Hall of Fame in 2018

Road to the Quarterfinals

  • Shot 77-72—149 in stroke play to earn the No. 8 seed
  • R64: Def. Marianne Springer, 3 and 1
  • R32: Def. Sarah Ingram, 3 and 2
  • R16: Def. Susan Curtis, 3 and 2

Ellen Port, 59, of St. Louis, Mo.

  • 833 in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Playing in her ninth U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Three-time U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion (2012, 2013, 2016)
  • Has a 28-5 match play record in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Four-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion (1995, 1996, 2000, 2011)
  • Her seven USGA championship titles is tied with Carol Semple Thompson for second among female USGA champions, trailing only JoAnne Carner (eight)
  • Won the 2021 Met Senior Amateur, the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association's premier senior men's championship, in a four-hole playoff to become the event’s first female champion
  • Co-low amateur and finished in a tie for 20th in the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Brooklawn C.C. in Fairfield, Conn
  • Member of the 1994 and 1996 USA Curtis Cup Teams and captain of the victorious 2014 USA Curtis Cup Team
  • Coached the women’s golf team at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., from 2015-2018
  • Member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame and the Missouri Golf Association Hall of Fame

Road to the Quarterfinals

  • Shot 73-72—145 in stroke play to earn the No. 3 seed
  • R64: Def. Angie Whitley Coleman, 5 and 4
  • R32: Def. Marilyn Hardy, 2 and 1
  • R16: Def. Therese Quinn, 19 holes

Shelly Stouffer, 51, of Canada

  • 2187 in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Playing in her first U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Won the mid-master and senior division titles at the 50th Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship earlier this month to earn an exemption into the field
  • Turned professional at age 26 and played in several majors, including the 2001 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club
  • Reinstated as an amateur in 2011
  • Won the 2016 and 2019 British Columbia Women’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master Championships
  • Won the British Columbia Senior Championship in 2020 and 2021
  • Kinesiologist for Dynamic Kinesiology in Nanoose Bay
  • Enjoys water skiing, wake surfing and hiking

Road to the Quarterfinals

  • Shot 73-78—151 in stroke play to earn the No. 10 seed
  • R64: Def. Maria M. Castillo, 2 and 1
  • R32: Def. Rosie Cook, 4 and 3
  • R16: Def. Patricia Ehrhart, 3 and 1

Lara Tennant, 54, of Portland, Ore.

  • 1732 in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Playing in her fourth U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Two-time defending champion is attempting to become the third back-to-back-to-back champion in U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur history
  • Won the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Country Club, defeating Sue Wooster in the final, 3 and 2
  • Won the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla., defeating Sue Wooster in the final, 3 and 2
  • Has won 15 consecutive U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur matches
  • Recorded the first hole-in-one in the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open when she aced the 163-yard, par-3 seventh at Chicago Golf Club
  • Competed in all three U.S. Senior Women’s Opens, finishing T-29th in 2021
  • Won the 2021 Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Won the 2020 California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Has five children, two boys and three girls, ranging from ages 20 to 25
  • Her sister, Cappy Mack, was also in this year’s field

Road to the Quarterfinals

  • Shot 72-71—143 in stroke play to earn co-medalist honors and the No. 1 seed
  • R64: Def. Tina Barker, 2 and 1
  • R32: Def. Judith Kyrinis, 19 holes
  • R16: Def. Kelley Nittoli, 2 and 1

Sylvie Van Molle, 50, of Belgium

  • 533 in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Playing in her first U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Four-time winner of the Belgian International Senior Championship (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Two-time winner of the International Austrian Seniors Championship (2020, 2021)
  • Runner-up to Lara Tennant in the 2019 R&A Women’s Senior Amateur Championship
  • Started playing golf at age 27 and had several mentors in Ontario, including 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion Judith Kyrinis

Road to the Quarterfinals

  • Shot 75-80—155 in stroke play to earn the No. 22 seed
  • R64: Def. Julie Massa, 2 and 1
  • R32: Def. Karen Garcia, 1 up

R16: Def. Tracy Welch, 22 holes