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NORTON, Massachusetts – In what will mark the final USGA Championship of the calendar season, the Bay State will have five competitors in the field at the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship being contested at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Florida from October 6-11.
The 2018 Championship Proper, the 57th of its kind, will feature 132 competitors from six countries, respectively, where Massachusetts residents will look to wrap up what has been a remarkable season for locals on the national golf stage.
Coming off the September 12 sectional qualifier at Osterville’s Wianno Club in which three local competitors were among the six to advance to the Championship Proper, Massachusetts will have five total players in the field. Auburn’s Kristen Henderson, Lexington’s Sharon Hayes and Ashburnham’s Joanne Catlin all advanced from the 18-hole qualifier while Worcester’s Mary Gale, originally an alternate, was recently informed that she had been selected to compete.
The quartet will join Wellesley Hills resident Pam Kuong, one of 21 competitors who are exempt into the field based on previous USGA success. The 57-year old Kuong was the runner-up in the 2015 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, falling to Karen Garcia 1 up at Hillwood Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee.
She also advanced to the match play portion of both 2016 and 2017 championships.
57th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
Stroke Play Tee Times (EST)
Pam Kuong (Wellesley Hills, Mass.)
Round 1: Tee 1 – 12:55 p.m. | Round 2: Tee 10 – 8:10 a.m.
Kristen Henderson (Auburn, Mass.)
Round 1: Tee 10 – 1:05 p.m. | Round 2: Tee 1 – 8:20 a.m.
Sharon Hayes (Lexington, Mass.)
Round 1: Tee 10 – 2:15 p.m. | Round 2: Tee 1 – 9:30 a.m.
Joanne Catlin (Ashburnham, Mass.)
Round 1: Tee 1 – 8:10 a.m. | Round 2: Tee 10 – 12:55 p.m.
Mary Gale (Worcester, Mass.)
Round 1: Tee 1 – 1:45 p.m. | Round 2: Tee 10 – 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6 (Stroke play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Oct. 7 (Stroke play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Oct. 8 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Oct. 9 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Oct. 10 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Oct. 11 (Championship Match, 18 holes)
Mass Golf will provide coverage for its competitors playing in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Visit MassGolf.org and follow @PlayMassGolf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest information. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #MassGolf and #USSrWomensAm.