This is the first year for the event.
Will Inbee Park defend her title?
LPGA Central Section Championship
Redstone Golf Club, Humble, Tex.
Denver, Colorado native Stefanie Ferguson edged out veteran player Sherry Andonian-Smith (Castle Rock, CO) in a sudden death play-off during the final round of the 2012 LPGA Central Section Championship. Ferguson fired solid rounds of 72-76 to tie for first, eventually taking the Championship title and earning a coveted exemption into the field of the 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship, an LPGA Tour major.
Elena King of Centennial, CO carded scores of 71-77, taking a seven-stroke lead over the field in the Masters Division (players ages 50+).
SC12 CN Final Results
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LPGA Southeast Section Team Championship
September 30 - October 1
Black Diamond Ranch, Lecanto, Fla.
SE Section Team Championship - Playoff Teams
l to r: Hull/Vaughn, Grant-Nyman/Hill, Preisinger/Roberson
Thank you to Carol Preisinger for the following excellent report stolen from her post on the T&CP facebook page!
Holly Vaughn and Gina Hull took the first round lead on Sunday in better ball format with a smokin' 66, chased by two teams tied at 68: defending champion Carolyn Hill playing with Kathy Grant-Nyman and Robyn Roberson with Carol Preisinger. Karen Jansen and Charlotta Sorenstam were in the hunt with a 69. Jansen and Sorenstam won the Pro-Am with amateurs Dee and Bob Reynolds.
On Monday, those top three teams finished tied for first with team score totals of 137. After an "illustrious display" of sudden death competition on the 18th hole, Carolyn Hill and Kathy Grant-Nyman kept their eye on the prize, making birdie to edge out Vaughn/Hull and Roberson/Preisinger, who tied for 2nd.
Lisa Grimes (Alexandria, MN) and Diane Daugherty (Carbondale, Ill.) successfully defended their titles during this year’s LPGA Midwest Section Championship, hosted at the beautiful Champions Golf Course in Columbus, Oh..
Grimes fired two back-to-back rounds of 72 to solidify her lead in the Championship Division, earning an exemption into the field of the 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship and edging out runner-up Hillery Wilson (78-78=156) of Farmington, Ark.
Diane Daugherty held on to her first-round lead, carding two back-to-back rounds of 76 to regain her Senior Division Champion title. Senior Division runner-up was Midwest Section Championship host and 2012 LPGA Midwest Section Professional of the Year, Fran Kocsis, who finished with scores of 79-79=158.Pictured: (Left to Right – Diane Daughtery, Hillery Wilson, Lisa Grimes, Fran Koscis)
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