Final Round Results and Story – 2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship

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EISWERTH WINS PLAYOFF IN PINEHURST DEBUT

University of North Florida women’s golf assistant coach Stephanie Eiswerth (Fleming Island, Fla.) felt confident teeing it up at Pinehurst No. 8 this week, despite it being her first time competing at the LPGA T&CP National Championship.

 With temperatures hitting the 90s at Pinehurst on Wednesday, 54-holes wasn’t quite enough for the final grouping of Eiswerth, two-time LPGA winner Jimin Kang (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Assistant Golf Professional at Winchester Country Club Seul-Ki Park (Winchester, Mass.).

A trio of pars on the first extra hole (18) took the playoff to the par-5 17th where Eiswerth stuck her third shot inside three-feet to finish out with a birdie and take the win in her debut.

“That was very exciting, but very stressful,” Eiswerth said. “I kept leaving putts short, the first time on 18 I blew the putt like 20 feet by and I made that one. Then again, on 18 the second time I left it short and so that was stressful. It was so much fun though. We all played really well, it was a battle the entire round. I’m obviously happy to go out on top in my first try.”

Eiswerth, maiden name Connelly, competed on the Symetra Tour collecting four top-10 finishes before she turned her attention to teaching where she now coaches for UNF and is a Class A LPGA teaching professional. Her one LPGA start came at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open, and she said is looking forward to a second try at the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

“It’s always a dream when you start playing as a little girl to have that major moment. That major feeling. To be able to have that opportunity, I’m very excited. It’s going to be a very good test, it’s going to be tough I’m going to have to put a lot of work into it to get ready. I want to perform when I get there.”

TICKETS PUNCHED TO HAZELTINE

The top-eight finishers in the Championship division all earned spots in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota: Eiswerth, Kang, Park, Alison Curdt (Reseda, Calif.), Ashley Grier (Springfield, Penn.), Wendy Doolan (Lakeland, Fla.), Nicole Jeray (Berwyn, Ill.) and Joanna Coe (Baltimore, Md.).

Curdt, a PGA Master Professional in Instruction and LPGA Class A Member, is excited to be making her third straight trip to the major championship, “It feels great,” she said. “I definitely wanted to go play that golf course, because it’s a notable one. I always want to try to make it back to KPMG each year. This is one of the toughest fields, the competition gets better and better each year, the golf courses are getting harder. It’s very challenging each year, so I’m really proud to persevere today.”

Curdt, Grier, Doolan and Coe all made appearances at the major championship in July at Kemper Lakes based on their finishes at last year’s National Championship.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION RESULTS

  Player To Par Score
1 Stephanie Eiswerth -2 73-72­-69—214

*won with birdie on second playoff hole

T2 Jimin Kang -2 72-71-71—214
T2 Seul-Ki Park -2 72-73-69—214
4 Alison Curdt +5 76-72-73—221
5 Ashley Grier +8 73-75-76—224
6 Wendy Doolan +9 76-74-75—225
7 Nicole Jeray +10 76-73-77—226
8 Joanna Coe +11 78-72-77—227

LOCAL HIRST GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN CHALLENGE DIVISION
Defending champion Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, N.C.) struggled on the front nine on Wednesday, but three birdies on the back nine were enough to blow away the Challenge division field with a final round 77. Hirst locked in back-to-back division wins beating out Joellyn Crooks (+22) (Fuquay Varina, N.C.) by 11 strokes.

“I’m very excited,” Hirst said. “My front nine was crazy, I was like a different person I didn’t swing well this morning at all. Then, I finally found my footing again on the back nine. So, it was very exciting to have hung in there on the front nine and come back and play well.”

Hirst is a Teaching Professional at the nearby Country Club of Whispering Pines and had her family and friends with her all week cheering her on to victory.

“It’s very special. We had a good time out there. I played well for three days, and I’m proud of myself for hanging in there. And to get the win at home is fantastic.”

CHALLENGE DIVISION RESULTS

  Player To Par Score
1 Charlaine Hirst +11 76-74-77—227
2 Joellyn Crooks +22 78-81-79—238
3 Liz Cooper +23 82-77-80—239
4 Susan Fasoldt +24 82-77-81—240
5 Christie Quinn +26 80-81-81—242

MOXNESS MASTERS NO. 8 AND WINS SENIOR DIVISION

It’s been six years since Barbara Moxness (Edina, Minn.) won the Senior division at the 2012 LPGA T&CP National Championship, but in her first time playing Pinehurst No. 8 she was firing on all cylinders. Moxness, who played on the LPGA Tour between 1978 and 1986, had just one bogey on the card in her final round 69 to finish with the lowest 54-hole total across all three divisions a 4-under par 212.

“I hit it close today, so I could make some putts,” Moxness said. “You have to on these greens. If you get long putts you feel fortunate to two-putt, because the greens are just so difficult. It feels great to win. I won it in 2012, but it feels better this time I actually played very well and I’m happy with that.”

Moxness, an LPGA T&CP Life member and founder/owner of the Moxie Golf Academy, topped 2017 Senior division champion Cathy Johnston-Forbes (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) by 11 strokes. Both ladies will be teeing it up at the 2018 and 2019 Senior LPGA Championship at French Lick Resort, and Moxness is looking forward to her trip to French Lick, Indiana, “It’s a really good event,” she said. “A good golf course and a great competition. It’s going to be wonderful.”

The top five finishers in the Senior division qualify for the 2019 Senior LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort as well as any competitors over the age of 45 who finish in the top 10 in the Championship division.

SENIOR DIVISION RESULTS

  Player To Par Score
1 Barbara Moxness -4 72-71-69—212
2 Cathy Johnston-Forbes +7 73-77-73—223
T3 Barbara Scherbak +10 79-74-73—226
T3 Laurie Rinker +10 76-75-75—226
T5 Teresa Ishiguro +13 74-76-79—229
T5 Joy Bonhurst +13 73-78-78—229
T5 Donna Andrews +13 75-77-77—229

NOTABLE QUOTES

Stephanie Eiswerth, on her win:

“It’s exciting to be out here, I don’t play much anymore now that I’m coaching. So, it’s fun to be back in to competition with the excitement and stress of it. It’s cool, I appreciate being able to be out here. And it was nice to have my husband [Adam] on the bag keeping me calm.”

Eiswerth, on being a mentor to her UNF players:

“I hope to be a good example and play well. I’m kind of feisty, so it makes me take a step back and remember to take it one shot at a time, which is what I tell them all the time. I hope that they’re proud of me, and that I did a good job for them and represented UNF well.”

Charlaine Hirst, on her celebration plans:

“The family will probably go and have a bite to eat out to celebrate, I’m not cooking tonight.”

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Second Round – 2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship

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Pinehurst No. 8 | Pinehurst, N.C. | Aug. 27-29, 2018

Second-Round Notes – Aug. 28, 2018

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LPGA WINNER KANG ON TOP AT PINEHURST

Through two rounds at the 2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship, a familiar face is on top of the leaderboard. Two-time LPGA winner Jimin Kang (Scottsdale, Ariz.) fired a one-under par 71 at Pinehurst No. 8 on Tuesday and holds a one-shot lead in the Championship division over Seul-Ki Park (Winchester, Mass.) and Stephanie Eiswerth (Fleming Island, S.C.).

After being misdiagnosed and over-medicated for moderate allergies, Kang was forced to take time away from golf in 2013 and has been slowly mounting a comeback to the LPGA Tour while also working on her LPGA Class A teaching certification.

Kang’s first taste of LPGA golf in 2018 was at the Monday qualifier for the Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Phoenix, she missed qualifying by two strokes but left with a lot of confidence.

“I wasn’t really ready, but it was down the street, so I was like alright let me see if I can do something. Then, all the sudden I’m trying to get back on the Tour. It wasn’t really like I planned it, but then I saw myself and I could shoot low out there and I was like I know what I need to work on: consistency.”

Kang’s big personality was evident as she sat down to sign her scorecard after posting the low round of the day, and took a sigh of relief and said, “I don’t know what I shot, but progress!” If Kang keeps it rolling on Wednesday, she’ll have a chance to play in her first LPGA major since the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open.

The top eight finishers in the Championship division will go on to represent the LPGA T&CP in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, one of five major championships on the LPGA Tour, which will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.

2017 Championship division winner, Wendy Doolan (+6) (Lakeland, Fla.) got things back on track on Tuesday with a 2-over par 74 to sit in a tie for seventh heading into the final round. Ashley Grier (Springfield, Penn.) is looking to qualify for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for a second-straight year and is in good position to do so at 4-over par through two rounds.

“I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing,” Grier said, “and not think about anything different. It’s just one more round. I’m going to try to keep the exact same mindset, it’s been working so far.”

After 36-holes the field was cut to the top 70 players and ties.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Jimin Kang -1 72-71­—143
T2 Seul-Ki Park +1 72-73—145
T2 Stephanie Eiswerth +1 73-72—145
T4 Ashley Grier +4 73-75—148
T4 Alison Curdt +4 76-72—148
6 Nicole Jeray +5 76-73—149
T7 Joanna Coe +6 78-72—150
T7 Wendy Doolan +6 76-74—150

COE HOPES TO QUALIFY BACK-TO-BACK

Joanna Coe (Baltimore, Md.) had a busier Summer than usual after she Monday qualified into the ShopRite LPGA Classic outside her hometown in June. Coe, a PGA Professional at Baltimore Country Club, then played a few weeks later at the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes in July, thanks to her runner-up finish at the 2017 LPGA T&CP National Championship.

This week, Coe is playing for the first time at Pinehurst No. 8 and is drawing motivation from her experiences over the Summer to stay in the top eight.

“It was so cool to Monday qualify in my hometown,” Coe said. “Then I played in KPMG two weeks later, I felt like I was back on Tour with two LPGA events in June so that was super cool. I always like to test my game against the best in the world. Got to get one more good round in tomorrow and see what happens.”

LOCAL LOOKING FOR BACK-TO-BACK CHALLENGE DIVISION WINS
Defending champion in the Challenge division, Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, N.C.) may have only played her fourth round of golf all year on Tuesday, but any rust she had wore off quickly as she posted a 6-over par 150 36-hole total. Hirst holds a nine-stroke lead over Liz Cooper (Woodbridge, Va.), Joellyn Crooks (Fuquay Varina, N.C.) and Susan Fasoldt (Sarasota, Fla.).

Hirst is a Teaching Professional at the nearby Country Club of Whispering Pines, and with her busy schedule doesn’t get to play a lot of golf but every year she relishes the opportunity to play the LPGA T&CP National Championship.

“I just love to compete, and this is my one time a year I do it,” Hirst said. “I don’t really get to prepare for it, but no matter where this event is it’s the one time I get to come travel and play tournament golf again. When I work with my students I have something to draw on and can speak from experience, not just that I played way back when.”

CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Charlaine Hirst +6 76-74—150
T2 Liz Cooper +15 82-77—159
T2 Joellyn Crooks +15 78-81—159
T2 Susan Fasoldt +15 82-77—159
T5 Stephanie Peareth +17 83-78—161
T5 Christie Quinn +17 80-81—161

FORMER SENIOR DIVISION CHAMP ENJOYING PINEHURST TEST

Barbara Moxness (Edina, Minn.), who played on the LPGA Tour between 1978 and 1986, is playing Pinehurst No. 8 for the first time this week and is finding it to be a really fun challenge as she holds a five-shot lead over Kelley Brooke (Belle Harbor, N.Y.).

“I didn’t miss a green today,” Moxness said. “Just trying to figure out where to land it and what it’s going to do is the key, because these greens are really difficult.”

Moxness, an LPGA T&CP Life member and founder/owner of the Moxie Golf Academy, has good memories at French Lick Resort as it was the site of her 2012 Senior division win, and thanks to a T3 finish at this event in 2017 she is set to compete at the 2018 Senior LPGA Championship.

“Absolutely, I’m looking forward to playing. That’s a great event at French Lick, it’s one of the most difficult courses we play.”

The top five finishers in the Senior division will qualify for the 2019 Senior LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort as well as any competitors over the age of 45 who finish in the top 10 in the Championship division.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Barbara Moxness -1 72-71—143
2 Kelley Brooke +4 74-74—148
T3 Kathleen Ricci +6 73-77—150
T3 Cathy Johnston-Forbes +6 73-77—150
T3 Teresa Ishiguro +6 74-76—150
T6 Joy Bonhurst +7 73-78—151
T6 Laurie Rinker +7 76-75—151

NOTABLE QUOTES

Jimin Kang, on her second round:

“All the instructors always say, ‘take it one shot at a time.’ I think that’s what I did today. I won’t say that I listened to my own advice, but I think that’s what happened.”

Charlaine Hirst, on playing close to home:

“I love this course, it’s one of my favorites in the area. Being local I’ve got a lot of friends in the area, and people that I work with and give lessons to so it’s fun to have them come out and watch me play. Being at home is always fun, sleeping in my own bed and getting to relax at home at the end of the day is always nice.”

Joanna Coe, on her second-round play:

“Definitely happy with the way I played today. I hit it so much better today, and I actually made some pretty good par saves. I hit it well, I probably could’ve shot a couple under, but you have to protect some of these putts you could slam some by that you don’t mean to. It’s hard to make birdies out here.” 

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2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship First-Round Notes

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Pinehurst No. 8 | Pinehurst, N.C. | Aug. 27-29, 2018
Aug. 27, 2018

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 BERMINGHAM ON TOP THROUGH FIRST ROUND

The first-round of the 2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship got off to a hot start on Monday at Pinehurst No. 8, with afternoon temperatures hitting the 90s. The heat was no problem for Long Beach, California native Jennifer Bermingham as she was the only player across all three divisions to shoot under par on Monday with a one-under 71. Bermingham holds a one-shot lead in the Championship division over Jimin Kang (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Seul-Ki Park (Winchester, Mass.).

“I hit it really good, I putted really good,” Bermingham said of her first round. “It’s nice to be here. I really enjoy being a T&CP member and to be playing at the National Championship means a lot to me, so I’m really happy to be here and it gives me some extra motivation to play well.”

The top eight finishers in the Championship division will go on to represent the LPGA T&CP in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, one of five major championships on the LPGA Tour, which will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.

Bermingham qualified for the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship where she made the cut and said she has been itching to play in the major championship again. “I want to qualify,” Bermingham said. “I want to be in the top eight.”

The LPGA T&CP National Championship was originally organized in 1983 to provide additional playing opportunities for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals. The three-day competition has since grown to become recognized as the premier tournament for women golf professionals in the world. The tournament features three divisions: Championship (6,292 yards), Challenge (5,972) and Senior (50+, 5,710 yards). The field will be cut to the Top 70 and ties after 36 holes.

The 54-hole, stroke-play Championship is being held on the Tom Fazio-designed Pinehurst No. 8 course for the third-time in event history and the first since 2008.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Jennifer Bermingham -1 71
T2 Jimin Kang E 72
T2 Seul-Ki Park E 72
T2 Maggie Will E 72
T4 Ashley Grier +1 73
T4 Lisa Grimes +1 73
T4 Stephanie Eiswerth +1 73

KANG MAKES LPGA T&CP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DEBUT

Two-time LPGA Tour winner Jimin Kang (Scottsdale, Ariz.) is no stranger to competition, however she was a newbie on Monday playing in her first-ever LPGA T&CP National Championship. Kang was two-under on the front nine at Pinehurst No. 8, with one slip-up double bogey on No. 16 she finished even par and just one shot off the first-round Championship division lead.

In 2013, Kang was forced to take time off from golf and she summarized her experience simply on Monday: “I was misdiagnosed, and I was over-medicated. I couldn’t even talk or walk. I almost died.”

While Kang is healthy now, it’s been a long road to recovery and she said she needs to get stronger to accomplish her goal of returning to the LPGA Tour. “This is one of the tournaments I wanted to play in to test myself. To see if my strength was there to do it. I need to get stronger still. I’m learning to listen to my body, but sometimes it’s hard.”

Kang has kept busy this season, playing in five LPGA Tour events, and she was clear about three goals she has for her future: play on the LPGA Tour again, finish in the top eight at the LPGA T&CP National Championship, and get her LPGA Class A teaching certification. She then noted, “my goal is to play decent golf first, and I know the result will come afterwards.”

 PINEHURST NATIVE LEADS WAY IN CHALLENGE DIVISION
Defending champion in the Challenge division, Charlaine Hirst (Pinehurst, N.C.) picked up where she left off on Monday with a 4-over 76 to lead the division by two strokes. Hirst is a Teaching Professional at the nearby Country Club of Whispering Pines and estimated she’s played just two rounds of golf all year, so was quite happy with the first day’s results.

 CHALLENGE DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Charlaine Hirst +4 76
2 Joellyn Crooks +6 78
3 Christie Quinn +8 80
T4 Janean Murphy +9 81
T4 Bobbi Salmon +9 81

REIGNING SENIOR DIVISION CHAMP OFF TO GOOD START

North Carolina native Cathy Johnston-Forbes (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) got off to a solid start in her title defense with a 1-over 73 on Monday morning, just one shot behind first-round co-leaders Barbara Moxness (Edina, Minn.) and Maggie Will (Richmond, Va.).

“It’s fun,” Johnston-Forbes said about returning as the defending champion. “I felt like I had good local knowledge being from North Carolina that helped me last year. I haven’t played this course though, just one time, so I knew I had a challenge today. It’s fun to come back to this event and feel like I have something new in front of me.”

In 2017, Johnston-Forbes won the Senior division, in her first time competing in the category. At the 2017 Senior LPGA Championship she finished T9 on The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort.

Marjorie Jones (New York, N.Y.) the Head Professional/Director of Instruction at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, had a hole-in-one on Monday at Pinehurst No. 8 on the par-3 fifth hole en route to a first-round 76.

The top five finishers in the Senior division will qualify for the 2019 Senior LPGA Championship at the French Lick Resort as well as any competitors over the age of 45 who finish in the top 10 in the Championship division.

SENIOR DIVISION LEADERBOARD

  Player To Par Score
1 Barbara Moxness E 72
T2 Cathy Johnston-Forbes +1 73
T2 Kathleen Ricci +1 73
T2 Joy Bonhurst +1 73
T3 Sherry Andonian-Smith +2 74
T3 Kelley Brooke +2 74
T3 Teresa Ishiguro +2 74

NOTABLE QUOTES

Jimin Kang, on her even par round:

“It’s been a while since I’ve played in competition. I really enjoyed it. It’s a learning process. At the same time, I was trying to figure out these greens during the round. I won’t complain about my round. If I can improve tomorrow, then it will definitely show that I learned something today.”

Ashley Grier, on playing in the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship:

“I was overwhelmed with all the messages I got leading up to it. I didn’t score great, but I feel like I hit the ball well, and I handled the difficulty of the course better than I expected. It gave me confidence knowing that I can still do it. This is a great event, it’s cool they give out the exemptions. I look forward to staying patient and making it back again.”

2017 Championship division winner, Wendy Doolan (+4), on her first experience at Pinehurst No. 8:

“The course is fantastic. It’s a great challenge to get the ball close to the hole. I’m looking forward to another opportunity tomorrow.”

Cathy Johnston-Forbes, on her strategy for Pinehurst No. 8:

“I played well, I hit a lot of good shots into greens. I didn’t drive the ball well, so I hit 3-wood most of the day, I had a few wayward drives. I really just tried to play smart.”

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2018 LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Mixed Team FINAL RESULTS

Pro-Am Team

1st Place   Nancy Henderson, Tucker Guisewite, Katarina Hodge, Dean Schneider
$350 Per Team

2nd Place  Teresa Zamboni, Rod Perry, Suzanne Byrne, Ron Byrne
$300 Per Team

3rd Place   Charlotta Sorenstam, David Hronek, Mark O’Neal, Gary Kindsfather
$250 Per Team

4th Place Andrea Knox, Billy Van Arsdale, Gary Lefler, Bob Malone
$150 Per Team


Mixed Team

Place LPGA/PGA Pro Score  Purse
1st Cindy Gschwind & Jerry Tucker 135 $1,500 Per Team
2nd Charlotta Sorenstam & David Hronek 138 $1,000 Per Team
3rd  Susan Fasoldt & Dan Olsen 140 $800 Per Team
4th Teresa Zamboni & Rod Perry 141 $400 Per Team

 

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LPGA Announces 2018 Pioneers, Pays Tribute to Their Trailblazing Spirit

Amy Alcott, Sandy LaBauve and Susie Maxwell Berning to be honored at Bank of Hope Founders Cup

Amy Alcott, Sandy LaBauve and Susie Maxwell Berning are being honored in March at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup as the LPGA’s ‘Pioneers’ of 2018, a tribute to their trailblazing spirit as well as their exemplary participation in the development and advancement of the LPGA Tour and women’s golf.

Each year, the Founders Cup returns to Phoenix to celebrate the LPGA’s past, present and future. The tournament at Wildfire Golf Club honors the 13 Founders of the LPGA, provides a stage for the best players of today from all over the world to showcase their talents and ‘plays it forward’ to the future of the game by raising money to benefit the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program.

The event also celebrates the ‘pioneering’ women who continued the efforts of the LPGA Founders to maintain the momentum and growth of the tour. With Alcott, LaBauve and Maxwell Berning being honored as Pioneers this week, please see below for some of their amazing accomplishments and contributions to the LPGA.

AMY ALCOTT

LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member Amy Alcott turned professional in 1975 at the age of 18 and claimed her first major championship title at the 1979 Peter Jackson Classic (later renamed the du Maurier Classic). She went on to win four more majors – the 1980 U.S. Women’s Open and the Nabisco Dinah Shore (in 1983, 1988 and 1991). She celebrated her triumph at the 1988 Dinah Shore with a leap into Poppie’s Pond, establishing a tradition which is now followed by every winner of that championship.

Alcott’s most successful season came in 1980 when she won four times and clinched the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average. She ended her LPGA Tour career with 29 victories and started working in golf course design. She was part of the architectural team which designed the golf course for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

SANDY LABAUVE

A passionate LPGA Teaching Professional and mother of two daughters, Sandy LaBauve founded LPGA-USGA Girls Golf in Phoenix in 1989. She was first introduced to golf by her parents, Jack and Sherry Lumpkin, who taught her the game by infusing fun drills and games into her golf lessons as a child. LaBauve used these childhood experiences to create the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program.

Beginning with just 10 programs, Girls Golf is now in more than 400 communities in the United States and expanding every day. Thanks to LaBauve’s vision, more than 500,000 girls have been introduced to golf since the program’s inception. LaBauve is a Class A member of the LPGA and the PGA, as well as an AWGA and EWGA member. She was inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame in 2010 and last year she was included in the LPGA Top 50 Best Teachers list presented by Women’s Golf Journal.

SUSIE MAXWELL BERNING

Susie Maxwell Berning turned professional in 1964 and joined the LPGA Tour that same year, a season that ended with her earning Rookie of the Year honors. She won her first LPGA Tour title at the 1965 Muskogee Civitan Open and her maiden major crown at the 1965 Women’s Western Open. In all, she triumphed 11 times on the LPGA Tour, with four of her victories coming at major championships. She was a three-time winner of the U.S. Women’s Open (1968, 1972 and 1973).

Maxwell Berning went on to become a well-respected teaching professional after joining the Nicklaus/Flick Golf School Division in January 1998. She was recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers.

Characteristics of LPGA Pioneers:

  1. One who ventures into unknown or unclaimed territory
  2. One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development
  3. Of, relating to or characteristic of early settlers: the pioneer spirit
  4. Leading the way; trailblazing
  5. To initiate or participate in the development and advancement of the LPGA

Previous Honorees

2017 – Sandra Post, Hollis Stacy

2016 – Sandra Haynie, Shirley Engelhorn, Jan Stephenson

2015 – Donna Caponi, Judy Rankin, Sandra Palmer

2014 – Kathy Whitworth, Renee Powell

2013 – Carol Mann, JoAnne Carner

2012 – Mickey Wright, Betsy Rawls, Barbara Romack, Peggy Kirk Bell

About the LPGA

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.

The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.

Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via www.LPGA.com. Join the social conversation at www.facebook.com/lpga, www.twitter.com/lpga and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo, and on Instagram at @lpga_tour.

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Final Round Summary – 2017 LPGA T&CP Team Championship

Place Golfer Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Total Purse
(per Team)
1 Dormann, Dana 67 59 126* $6,000
Hurst, Pat
2 Bartholomew, Jean 65 61 126* $5,000
Neumann, Liselotte
3 Bonhurst, Joy 70 58 128 $4,000
Grimes, Lisa
4 Ferguson, Stefanie 69 60 129 $3,000
Andonian-Smith, S.
T5 Umeck, Gina 71 59 130 $2,250
Curdt, Alison
T5 Johnston-Forbes, C. 71 59 130 $2,250
Palli, Anne-Marie
7 DePaulo, Lisa 69 62 131 $1,500
Alcott, Amy
8 Hennessy, Julie 70 62 132 $1,200
Jones, Marjorie
9 Jacobs, Mary 71 62 133 $1,000
Walla, Kristin
T10 Samp, Kristen 71 63 134 $ 850
Atsedes, Lori
T10 Cusimano, Dede 70 64 134 $ 850
Brower, Laurie
12 Finney, Allison 73 62 135 $ 700
Drew, Heather
T13 Preisinger, Carol 74 62 136 $ 550
Tombs, Tina
T13 Folquet, Malia 68 68 136 $ 550
Imrie, Kathryn
T15 Gustafson, Peggy 71 66 137 $134
Teno, Christa
T15 Cully, Jennifer 72 65 137 $134
Bozarth, Marci
T15 Salmon, Bobbi 75 62 137
Palmer, Sandra
18 Rule, Shelly 74 64 138
Fischer, Jamie
T19 Hill, Carolyn 72 67 139
Austin, Sally
T19 Davis, Marlene 72 67 139
Tyler, Laura
Place Golfer Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Total Purse
           
T21 Hanley, Shannon 75 65 140
Zamprelli, Debbie
T21 Kirsch, Peggy 74 66 140
Edelen, Cathy
T23 Bates, Dana 75 66 141
Lawrence, Mary
T23 Quayle, Jessica 74 67 141
Heinmert, Rebecka
T23 Holt, Jennifer 76 65 141
Lehmann Vatcher, C.
26 Spooner, Kelley 75 67 142
Ishiguro, Teresa
T27 King, Elena 76 67 143
Ritchie, Mary
T27 Davis, Beverley 73 70 143
Nevatt, Linda
T29 Milord, Rio 79 65 144
Nelson, Audrey
T29 Gatherum, Carol 74 70 144
Furst, Judy
T31 Quinn, Christie 76 69 145
Young, Loretta
T31 Bradley, Rebecca 76 69 145
King, Debby
T31 Schindler, Kiernan 80 65 145
Palacios-Jansen, K.
34 Zamboni, Teresa 76 70 146
Henderson, Nancy
35 Clark, Kerri 77 70 147
Arnold-Langley, Keri
36 Graham, Gail 81 70 151
Moore, Mindy
37 Eckes, Dixie 81 71 152
Szekely, Erin
T38 Marquis, Patti 80 74 154
Dunphy, Karyn
T38 Lynd, Julie 87 67 154
Chamberlain, Marge
T40 Coleman, Kimberly 80 77 157
Kern, Jennifer
T40 McCammon, Cherie 79 78 157
Hillyard, Laurie
42 Rundell, Rachelle 83 75 158
Jeffries, Nicola
43 Ekfeldt, An Marie 94 69 163
Katsumata, Mie

 

 

* One Hole Sudden Death Playoff – Dormann/Hurst won

 

 

First Round Summary – 2017 LPGA T&CP National Team Championship

Monday, December 4, 2017: Great start to the 2017 LPGA T&CP National Team Championship…  Leaders in the Clubhouse are the Team of Jean Bartholomew and Liselotte Neumann with a round of 65.

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Below is the complete First Round Summary:

Place Name

Front

Back

Total

1 Bartholomew, Jean

33

32

65

  Neumann, Liselotte      
2 Dormann, Dana

33

34

67

  Hurst, Pat      
3 Folquet, Malia

34

34

68

  Imrie, Kathryn      
T4 Ferguson, Stefanie

35

34

69

  Andonian-Smith, S.      
T4 DePaulo, Lisa

35

34

69

  Alcott, Amy      
T6 Cusimano, Dede

35

35

70

  Brower, Laurie      
T6 Hennessy, Julie

37

33

70

  Jones, Marjorie      
T6 Bonhurst, Joy

36

34

70

  Grimes, Lisa      
T9 Samp, Kristen

35

36

71

  Atsedes, Lori      
T9 Umeck, Gina

36

35

71

  Curdt, Alison      
T9 Gustafson, Peggy

37

34

71

  Teno, Christa      
T9 Johnston-Forbes, C.

37

34

71

  Palli, Anne-Marie      
T9 Jacobs, Mary

36

35

71

  Walla, Kristin      
T14 Hill, Carolyn

36

36

72

  Austin, Sally      
T14 Davis, Marlene

37

35

72

  Tyler, Laura      
T14 Cully, Jennifer

36

36

72

  Bozarth, Marci      
T17 Finney, Allison

36

37

73

  Drew, Heather      
T17 Davis, Beverley

37

36

73

  Nevatt, Linda      
T19 Rule, Shelly

37

37

74

  Fischer, Jamie      
T19 Preisinger, Carol

38

36

74

  Tombs, Tina      
T19 Quayle, Jessica

37

37

74

  Heinmert, Rebecka      
T19 Gatherum, Carol

38

36

74

  Furst, Judy      
T19 Kirsch, Peggy

36

38

74

  Edelen, Cathy      
T24 Bates, Dana

39

36

75

  Lawrence, Mary      
T24 Hanley, Shannon

39

36

75

  Zamprelli, Debbie      
T24 Spooner, Kelley

38

37

75

  Ishiguro, Teresa      
T24 Salmon, Bobbi

38

37

75

  Palmer, Sandra      
T28 Holt, Jennifer

38

38

76

  Lehmann Vatcher, C.      
T28 Quinn, Christie

38

38

76

  Young, Loretta      
T28 Zamboni, Teresa

37

39

76

  Henderson, Nancy      
T28 Bradley, Rebecca

39

37

76

  King, Debby      
T28 King, Elena

38

38

76

  Ritchie, Mary      
33 Clark, Kerri

42

35

77

  Arnold-Langley, Keri      
T34 Milord, Rio

42

37

79

  Nelson, Audrey      
T34 McCammon, Cherie

41

38

79

  Hillyard, Laurie      
T36 Marquis, Patti

39

41

80

  Dunphy, Karyn      
T36 Schindler, Kiernan

41

39

80

  Palacios-Jansen, K.      
T36 Coleman, Kimberly

40

40

80

  Kern, Jennifer      
T39 Graham, Gail

43

38

81

  Moore, Mindy      
T39 Eckes, Dixie

40

41

81

  Szekely, Erin      
41 Rundell, Rachelle

41

42

83

  Jeffries, Nicola      
42 Lynd, Julie

45

42

87

  Chamberlain, Marge      
43 Ekfeldt, An Marie

43

51

94

  Katsumata, Mie