The Alabama Golf Association’s 12 state championships begin on Wednesday with the 43rd annual Women’s State Senior Championship, which will be played April 22-24 at Glenlakes Golf Club in Foley.
This AGA championship is open to ladies who are 50 years old and above and features 54 holes of stroke play.
There have been eight multiple champions through the years, with this list led by Mary Isbell, who won the championship an astounding eight times between 1995 and 2003, winning every year in this torrid stretch except 2000.
The lady who broke that streak and won in 2000 was Chris Spivey, who has won it four times, as has Gloria Ellers.
June Mayson and Martha Lang have won it three times, as has defending champion Tami Green, with Sally Shertzer, Carolyn Smith and Ruth Garrison each having won it twice.
Green and Spivey, plus another former champion, Harriet Cauthen, are all in this year’s field, as is former State Four Ball champion, Lucie King, who won that title with Kathy Hartwiger.
Green won last year by three shots at Heron Lakes in Mobile.
Another player to look out for is Tuscaloosa’s Susan West, who played in both the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur championships last year. She advanced to the quarter finals of the U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur.
Wednesday’s tee times are from 7:30 – 9:27 off No. 1.
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