Hershey, PA (Sports Network) - Lisa Schlesinger struggled to a 5-over 79 on
Sunday, but still earned medalist honors at the USGA Senior Women's Amateur
Schlesinger finished the stroke-play portion of the championship at 1-over-par
Ellen Port, a 4-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion, posted a 2-over 76 to
end in second at plus-2. Three-time winner Diane Lang shot 4-over 78 and ended
alone in third at 4-over-par 152.
Both the first and second rounds of stroke play were completed on Sunday.
There was a weather delay that last nearly three hours on Saturday at Hershey
Country Club and that pushed the completion of the first round into Sunday
Schlesinger played the back nine first on Sunday. She dropped a shot at the
11th, but erased that mistake with a birdie on No. 13. Schlesinger bogeyed the
14th, then faltered to a triple-bogey at 15.
She came back with a birdie at 16, but tripped to another bogey at 17. She
made the turn at 4-over for the day.
Schlesinger carded her final birdie at the first. She bogeyed the fourth and
ninth, but managed to hang on for medalist honors.
Defending champion Terri Frohnmayer shot 4-over 78 on Sunday and finished tied
for 22nd at 11-over-par 159.
There will be an 8-for-5 playoff in the morning with Lynda Case, Maggie Leef,
Teresa Cleland, Susan Beaupied, Barbare Byrnes, Denise Desilet, Nancy Kromar
and Susan Stewart trying to get one of those last five spots in the match-play
portion of the championship.
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