Final Results – 2016 LPGA T&CP National Championship

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Reunion Resort
Kissimmee, Florida
Final-Round Notes
August 31, 2016

Lisa Grimes Wins LPGA T&CP National Championship
Susan Fasoldt wins Challenge Division, Lori Atsedes claims Senior Division title

Lisa Grimes (Alexandria, Minn.), needed only a 1-under par 71 to claim her first LPGA T&CP National Champi­onship at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. Grimes finished five shots clear PGA Professional Karen Paolozzi (Atlanta, Ga.). Her three-day total of 8-under par 208 gave the former LPGA Tour member the win after several close calls in previous event and the $11,000 winner’s check.

Four-time winner, Jean Bartholomew (Palm Beach gardens, Fl.) and Kristin Walla (Newport Beach, Ca.) finished tied for third with a three- day total of 1-under par 215.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                                      R1       R2      R3              To Par                             Purse

Lisa Grimes                            68        69       71                    -8                                 $11,000
Karen Paolozzi                       69        70       74                   -3                                 $ 8,000
Jean Bartholomew                70        75       70                   -1                                 $ 5,250
Kristin Walla                          73        73       69                    -1                                 $ 5,250

TICKETS PUNCHED FOR OLYMPIA FIELDS

The top-8 finishers in the Championship Division all earned spots in the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club:

Lisa Grimes                            (Alexandria, Minn.)
Karen Paolozzi                        (Atlanta, Ga.)
Jean Bartholomew                  (Palm Beach gardens, Fl.)
Kristin Walla                            (Newport Beach, Ca.)
Jessica Carafiello                    (Stamford, Ct.)
Hillery Sence                           (Maryland Heights, Mo.)
Amanda McCurdy                   (Mansfield, Tx.)
Wendy Doolan                        (Lakeland, Fl.)

 FASOLDT TAKES HER CONSECUTIVE TITLE IN CHALLENGE DIVISION

Susan Fasoldt ((Sarasota, Fl.) came into this week at Reunion Resort trying not to think about her title defense in the Challenge Divi­sion but rounds of 72-67-71 on the Palmer Course got the job done however it took a two-hole playoff to do it.

Fasoldt birdied the second hole of the playoff to edge first-round leader Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, NC.).  Hirst tied Fasoldt with a 3-under par 69 for a three-day total of 6-under par 210.

“No it really wasn’t on my mind,” said Fasoldt. “I wasn’t trying to win; I thought that would be too much pressure.” She took home $6,000 for her victory.

 CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                                      R1       R2       R3               To Par                             Purse

Susan Fasoldt                         72        67        71                 -6                              $6,000
Charlaine Hirst                      68        74        69                 -6                             $4,000
Teresa Ishiguro                      72        72        72                 +2                             $3,000

ATSEDES TAKE TITLE IN SENIOR DIVISION IN A PLAYOFF

In the Senior Division, Lori Atsedes (Goodyear, Az.) shot a 4-under par 68 to tie third round leader Barbara Scherbak (West Palm Beach, FL).  Atsedes won the playoff with a par on the first playoff hole.  This was Atsedes first win in the Senior Division which earned her $7,000.

Both Scherbak and Meyers finished with a final round 1-over par 73 which open the door for Atsedes.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                          R1       R2       R3              To Par                                          Purse

Lori Atsedes                76        69        68               -3                                             $7,000
Barb Scherbak            72        68        73                -3                                             $5,000
Carolyn Hill                 72        72        70               -2                                             $3,500
Susie Meyers              68        74        73                 -1                                             $3,000

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats, But We Can’t Row It Alone – Carol Preisinger

Carol PreisingerAs we all navigate through the tidal waters of our golf industry, sometimes we encounter smooth sailing and other times rough waters. Some say, “that’s life”, and some say, “that’s golf”. No two days are ever the same, and our ability to adjust to this random environment of life and work is critical. All you can do is the absolute best that you can do. Especially in this digital age, which is supposed to make us more efficient, right? I don’t normally get personal in this platform, but since my 3 terms as SE Section President is almost completed, I want to share this with every Apprentice and New Member of our Section, and the T&CP.

Now, more than ever, we need to stay connected to each other, How do YOU stay connected with your Section and T&CP membership?
Visiting the T&CP Extranet?
Reading the Monday Morning Memo’s through email?
Opining on the LPGA Social Media pages…
Or, dare I say it…
Attending a T&CP National Event or a Section Meet and Greet?

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Second Round Notes – 2016 LPGA T&CP National Championship

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Reunion Resort
Kissimmee, Florida
Second-Round Notes
August 30, 2016

The second round of the LPGA T&CP National Championship concluded on Tuesday with former LPGA Tour member Lisa Grimes (Alexandria, Minn.) sitting atop of the Championship Division leaderboard at 7-under par 137. Grimes matched the low round of the day with a 3-under par score of 69 and holds a two-shot lead over PGA Professional Karen Paolozzi (Atlanta, Ga.) who fired a 2-under par 70 today.

Amanda McCurdy (Mansfield, TX.) tied Grimes for the low round of the day both posting rounds of 3-under 69. McCurdy finished strong with a birdie on three of her last 5 holes.

The 36-hole cut was made with 35 players making it in the Championship Division (15-over 159), 22 players in the Senior Division (18-over 162) and 14 players in the Challenge Division (13-over 157).

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD
Player                              R1 R2 R3 To Par
Lisa Grimes                   68 69 – –     -7
Karen Paolozzi              69 70 – –    -5
Jessica Carafiello          71 72 – –    -1
Jean Bartholomew       70 75 – – +1
Hillery Sence                 73 72 – – +1

BATTLE OF THE TOP TWO
It almost looked to be de ja vu from last year’s Championship after Tuesday’s second round with Lisa Grimes and Karen Paolozzi battling it out. The duo has a 6 and 4 stroke lead over third place finisher Jessica Carafiello. Grimes has come close to winning this event on numerous occasions and should Paolozzi win she would be the first PGA Professional to take the title.

The top-eight finishers in the Championship Division after three rounds will earn spots in the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

DEFENDING CHAMPION MAKES HER MOVE
Defending Champion, Susan Fasoldt (Sarasota, FL.) moved to the top of the leaderboard with the lowest round of the Championship. Fasoldt shot a 5-under par 67 to take a two stroke lead over first-round leader Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, NC.). Hirst followed her opening round 68 with a 2-over par 74 today.

“I really felt relaxed today,” said Fasoldt. “Consistency was definitely key to my round.” Her round included 5 birdies and no bogies.

CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD
Player                       R1 R2 R3 To Par
Susan Fasoldt        72 67 – – -5
Charlaine Hirst     68 74 – – -4
Teresa Ishiguro     72 72 – – +2

In the Senior Division, Barbara Scherbak (West Palm Beach, FL) vaulted past first round leader Susie Meyers (Tucson, AZ.) with a 4-under 68 and sits atop the division leaderboard with a two shot lead. Scherbek hit every green during her round which included 5 birdies and one bogey. This is Scherbak’s second time competing in the Championship and first time competing in the Senior Division.

Meyers played well today other than one bad hole, a triple bogey on the short 7th hole which contributed to her 2-over par 74. This is Meyers first time playing as an LPGA member. Meyers competed last year as a PGA Member. “As a dual LPGA/PGA member, I am proud to be competing in this club pro championship,” commented Meyers. Meyers credits her improved play to her ability to stay in the present and take each shot one at a time.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD
Player                        R1 R2 R3 To Par
Barb Scherbak        72 68 – – -4
Susie Meyers          68 74 – – -2
Ann Marie Palli     71 73 – – E
Carolyn Hill          72 72 – – E

FINAL ROUND TEE TIMES
• First tee times will be at 7:30am ET
• Play is expected to finish at 2:00 pm ET

FIVE UNDER
There are 5-players under par after two days of play. Three in the Championship Division and two in the Challenge and Senior Divisions

QUOTABLE
“I made a 25-foot putt on hole #4 today that had 3 feet of break. It was my best putt of the day and was really like a 28-foot putt.”
Susan Fasoldt – Challenge Division Defending Champion – Sarasota, FL

 

 

 

 

Tarah Miller, LPGA Shares Her Junior Golf Best Practices

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MCG Academy Assistant Director of Instruction

Falls Road Golf Course

The MCG Golf Academy was formed in 2011 to create a more structured learning environment at our 9 golf courses in Montgomery County, MD. I was brought in at the beginning of the 2012 season as an instructor at Falls Road Golf Course. The first summer I worked at Falls Road, I observed the junior programming that was in place and how our different instructors taught their camps and clinics. At the end of 2012, our instructors met with the Director of Instruction to go over the best ways to add the needed structure to our junior programming. This way, our instructors could provide a similar message to the kids we teach. We were able to focus on four key areas in order to streamline our junior programming and make it as enjoyable as it is informative for our junior golfers. Continue reading

First Round Notes – 2016 LPGA T&CP National Championship

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 Reunion Resort
Kissimmee, Florida
First-Round Notes
August 29, 2016

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The first round of the LPGA T&CP National Championship kicked-off on the Palmer Course at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. on Monday and competitors were welcomed by high temperatures and typical afternoon summer storms. Play was suspended for nearly three hours in the afternoon due to dangerous weather in the area.  Play will resume at 7:30am tomorrow with 8 groups left to finish their first.

Lisa Grimes (Alexandria, MN) currently leads the field with a 4-under par 68. PGA Professional Karen Paolozzi (Atlanta, Ga.) shot a 3-under 69 and four-time winner of this Championship Jean Bartholomew is two shots behind with a score of 70 for the first round.

The top-eight finishers in the Championship Division after three rounds will earn spots in the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                                      R1       R2      R3              To Par

Lisa Grimes                            68        – –        – –           -4

Karen Paolozzi                       69        – –        – –           -3

Jean Bartholomew                70        – –         – –         -2

Jessica Carafiello                    71        – –         – –           -1


HOT START FOR HIRST

The 20 competitors in the Challenge Division were glad to get their rounds in on Monday before storms moved in for a second time at Reunion Resort but windy morning conditions proved tough for the field. First-round leader Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, NC.) finished with a 4-under 68 and leads defending Champion, Susan Fasoldt (Sarasota, FL.) and Teresa Ishiguro (Ione, CA.) by four shots.

Hirst, said she had to push through the final stretch to complete her round which included 6 birdies. Consistency was key to her round as Hirst hit every fairway and all but four greens.

Fasoldt on the other hand got off to a slow start as she was three over after her first three holes. From that point however, she birdied 3 out of the 4 par three’s and finished strong with a birdie on her final hole.

CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                                      R1       R2       R3               To Par

Charlaine Hirst                        68        – –         – –          -4

Susan Fasoldt                         72        – –         – –              E

Teresa Ishiguro                       72        – –         – –             E

Teresa Zamboni                      74        – –         – –           +2

Liz Cooper                              74        – –         – –              +2

Tina Tombs                             74        – –         – –             +2

SUSIE STARTS STRONG IN SENIOR DIVISION

In the Senior Division, Susie Meyers (Tucson, AZ.) grabbed the first-round lead after posting a 4-under 68 and sits atop the division leaderboard three strokes ahead of Ann Marie Palli (Scottsdale, AZ.) who was the only other player under par at 71.

Three-time winner and defending Champion, Carolyn Hill (St. Petersburg, FL), Janis Kleiman (McCordsville, IN) and Barb Scherbak (West Palm Beach, FL.) all shot respective rounds of even par 72 and are 4 strokes behind Meyers.

Meyers is no stranger to strong starts in this Championship. She said the day was a straight for­ward round and was able to convert on her birdie chances. Meyers had 7 birdies including a stretch of 4 in a row on holes 13 through 16.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD

Player                          R1       R2       R3              To Par

Susie Meyers              68        – –         – –           -4

Ann Marie Palli           71        – –         – –          -1

Carolyn Hill                 72        – –        – –            E

Janis Kleiman             72        – –         – –            E

Barb Scherbak            72        – –         – –            E

SECOND ROUND TEE TIMES

  • First wave tees off at 8:00am ET – (30-minute delay)
  •  Second wave tees off at 11:30am ET


QUOTABLE

“I waited three hours to make my final par putt of the day.”

Barb Scherbak on the rain delay at the National Championship

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2016 LPGA National Championship Titleist Pro-Am Results

Great day at the Reunion Resort for the LPGA National Championship Titliest Pro-Am. Great golf, great weather and great teams.  Thank you to all that participated.

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You Don’t Have To See It To Tee It! – Education Seminar

Logo USBGAWhat“You Don’t Have To See It To Tee It!”  Blind Golf will open your eyes!  PGA Life Member Tom Mirus & US Blind Golf Hall of Fame Member Joe McCourt let you experience blind golf and vision impaired golf with simulated eye diseases.  See the best blind and vision impaired players in the USA.  Meet Gus Andreone, oldest PGA Member

When:  Friday September 30, 12:00 PM

Where:  Palm Aire Country Club, Sarasota, FL

Host Professional:  Jay Seymour, PGA

Deadline to Register:  Friday September 23

Cost:  The USBGA is asking each professional to donate a foursome at their course for the USBGA to use in fundraising activities

Register by calling Jay Seymour at 941 355 9738 or email Golfpro@palmaire.net

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