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Miller Claims First-Ever TGA Title At Women's Senior Amateur

SEWANEE – Sue Miller has only been in Tennessee for a couple of years, but she is already leaving her mark on the state amateur golf scene.

 

Miller – the 2014 Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur champion who retired to Tellico Village – turned in two stellar round of golf this week to claim the 40th Tennessee Senior Women’s crown at The Course at Sewanee for her first TGA victory.

 

“It means a lot to win because there are so many good competitors,” Miller said.  “I had to play two really good rounds in order to win.  I played with Jean (Kraft) and Lynda (Wimberly), two really good competitors, so it felt good to win.”

 

Miller fired a round of two-over par 74 on Monday – the low round of the tournament – and followed that up with a 79 on Tuesday to finish at 7-over, 153.  She edged defending tournament champion Lynda Wimberly and Jean Kraft by two strokes.

 

Miller had a roller coaster of a tournament.

 

Her opening round featured three birdies, an eagle and six bogeys.  Her second-day card had two double bogeys, a triple and a birdie.

 

“I had a couple of funny numbers today,” Miller laughed.  “I kept my temperament intact.  I tried to stay calm.  I’ve been working on a few things in my game, and those things actually worked.”

 

Three-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Sarah Ingram finished fourth (80-80–160), followed by Karen Williams (76-85–161).

 

FIRST FLIGHT

 

Darlene Werhnyak (85-83–168) edged Karin Rader-Carson (86-83–169) and Georgia McCravey (87-82–169) by one stroke.  Shawn Anderson (87-83–170) and Julie Carlton (85-86–171) rounded out the top five.

 

SECOND FLIGHT

 

Diane Edmondson followed up her opening round of 90 with an 82 to win by four strokes over Debra Fanning (90-86–176) and Denis Pridemore (88-88–176).

 

Carol Massey (88-89–177) came in fourth, while Barbara Richards (90-88–178) and Gena Ridings (90-88–178) tied for fifth.

 

THIRD FLIGHT

 

Ann McKinney ran away with the third flight as she went 92-79–171 to win by seven strokes over Kathy Vaughn (91-87–178).  Patty Waszak (94-86–180), Hazel Davis (91-90–181) and Gail Fowler (91-93–184) rounded out the top five.

 

FOURTH FLIGHT

 

Rhonda Manous cruised to a 10-stroke victory in the fourth flight as she followed up a 95 with a solid final round 82. 

 

Judy Arnold finished runner-up at 96-91–187.  Lynn McGee (100-88–188) and Mary Kelly (98-90–188) tied for third.  Donna Robers (96-93–189) and Carol Hornstra (97-92–189) tied for fifth.

 

FIFTH FLIGHT

 

Vickie Smith (101-92–193) edged Deanna Woods (101-94–195) by two strokes.  Virginia Reedy (101-96-197), Gail Smith (104-95–199) and Dottie Dube (104-99–203) rounded out the top five.

 

SIXTH FLIGHT

 

Sydney Cooper won the sixth flight with a 110-105–215 total, four strokes better than Teresa Treadway (115-104–219). 

 

Elizabeth Rojas (111-110–221), Jan Watson (121-101–222) and Carol Medley (111-112–223) rounded out the top five.

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