Joan Higgins Looking to Make USGA History….Again

Just last week at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, WSCGA member, Joan Higgins from Glendora Country Club defeated Lynn Simmons of Phoenix, Arizona, 1 up, to become the oldest winner of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

Starting on Saturday at Tulsa Country Club, Joan will be looking to make history again as the only player to ever capture both the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in the same year. Higgins qualified to compete in the Senior Amateur by firing a 79 at Palos Verdes Golf Club on August 18, and was one of 10 qualifiers from that site.

The other Southern California qualifiers (all WSCGA members) include: Deby Anderson (Mission Hills), Marsha Butler (CC of Rancho Bernardo), Madelaine Campbell (Mesa Verde), Lynn Dahl-Kundin (Shadowridge), Liz Diamante (Industry Hills), Kate Grace (Rancho Santa Fe), Ann Lahey (PGA West), Cathy Lonegan (Las Posas), Karen Mabli (Palos Verdes), Linda Pearson (Oakmont) and Leslie Wilk (Woodland Hills). Also playing is former Santa Ana member and winner of many WSCGA Championships, Marianne Towersey, who now resides in Pebble Beach.

To follow the progress, visit the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur website. Good Luck to all!


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