Yang Claims Moore County Women's Am Title

The Moore Country Women’s Amateur returned to The Country Club of North Carolina as a success on every level. There was a capacity field featuring the largest championship division since the tournament was retooled in 2013.  

Soo Kee Yang from the Colonial Country Club posted a two-day total of 157, winning by three strokes over Alexis Jarrel, who is currently on the UNCW women’s golf team, and Jessica Kitttelberger, a CCNC resident and recent graduate from Dartmouth College.

Sherry Bowman from Mid South led the Friendship Division (shorter tees) with a stellar 77-76—153.

The field had competitors from 24 different clubs with the largest contingents from Pinehurst Country Club and Pinewild. As always, the true winner of this tournament is Friend to Friend, the Carthage-based women’s shelter serving thousands of women fleeing from abuse.

With the generous donation from the sponsors, especially the title sponsor Leith Aberdeen, plus the raffle donations, $6,680 was raised. Additionally, each entry fee includes a $10 donation. Many of the players upped the ante resulting in $2,570. The total donation to Friend to Friend this year is $9,250 — a new record for this event.

Since 2013, the Moore County Women’s Amateur has raised close to $45,000 in cash. Over the years, the players have also donated “shoe boxes” filled with the necessary and caring items a new arrival at the shelter needs. The MCWA continues to be the event that features “Women Helping Women.”

Great thanks go to the host club, The Country Club of North Carolina for its quality service, excellent merchandise, delicious lunch and magnificent golf course. The Dogwood is rated in the top 10 in the state for a good reason.

The “luck of the golfer” was certainly in play in Tuesday. After the awards luncheon and all the photos were taken, the skies opened up. Perfect timing.

Full Results

Championship Division: flight 1 — Sook Hee Yang, Colonial CC 157; Alexis Jarrell, Northstone CC 160; Jessica Kittelberger, CCNC 160; Donna Tanner, Pinehurst  161; Kendra Muir, Pinehurst 163; Ellen Connors, Pinewild 165; flight 2 — Therese St. Peter, Pine Needles 160; Julie Shore, Lonnie Poole 170; Bonnie Montgomery, Deep Springs 173; Tess Kirkman, Colonial CC  178; Tanya Kozlowski, Wakefield Plantation 180; Sally Means, Pinehurst 183; Margit Elo, Pinehurst 185

Friendship Division: flight 1 — Sherry Bowman, MidSouth 153; Nancy Cooper, Bryan Park 155; Jean Grieshaber, Pinewild 157; Paula Fritzpatrick, Pinewild 163; Tricia Williamson, Pinehurst 168; Donna Rotondo, Pinewild 169; Maria Malone, Starmount Forest 173; JoAnn Sluder, Pinewild 174; flight 2 — Ann White Watkins, Pinehurst 164; Debbie Smith, CCNC 170; Charlene McKay, Pinewild 174; Nancy New, Pinehurst 174; Becky Parr, Seven Lakes  178; Carolyn Lyman, Wildwood Green 178; Dokim Elphick, MacGregor Downs 178; Jamie McDevitt, Pine Needles 181; flight 3 — Barb Syler, MidSouth 160; Shelly Canals, Croasdaile 174; Jackie Nyberg, Pinehurst 175; Carmen Andia, Stoney Creek 176; Kit Simpson, Pinewild 180; Cheri Guidice, Pinehurst 180; Ginny Meihaus, Croasdaile 183; Linda Schneiter, Pinehurst 189; Becky Hiller, Wildwood Green 194; Debra Rhodes Smith, Pinewild 196; Roni Hann, Seven Lakes 198; flight 4 — Shirley Biggar, CCNC164; Cindy Cline, Whispering Pines167; Jacqueline Dominguez, Pinehurst170; Marjory Leidy, Pinewild171; Janet Myers, Tega Cay173; Debbie Sizer, Pinehurst174; Diane Tate, Pinehurst177; Linda McGill, Croasdaile183; Karen Blanchard, Croasdaile188; Eleana Collins, CCNC189; Camilla Rothwell, Pinehurst 203; flight 5 — Rita Roberts, Mid South 180; Jill Hemingway, Pinewild 181; Sharon Wilson, Pinehurst 185; Roe Lyons, Pinehurst 189; April Zelinski, Pinewild 190; Darlind Davis, Pinehurst 192; Bonnie Hanly, Pinehurst 193; Kim Waterhouse, Wildwood Green 196; Benjie Fowler, River Ridge 197; Diana Circelli, Pinehurst 198; Peggy Clark, Pinewild 199; Sheila Roseboro, LPGA Amateurs 201; flight 6 — Patty Camp, Mid South  181; Jean Lawson Peters, Pinehurst183; Pat Anderson, Pinehurst 184; Pamela Bradley, CCNC 184; Marilyn Beatty, Pinehurst 185; Mickey Scarborough 186; Rebecca Nuckols; River Ridge 186; Becky Pearce, Wendell CC 186, Kathy Petz 187; Glenda Potter, LPGA amateurs 192; Franny Stewart, Pinehurst 194; Tee Noggle, Pinehurst 204; BJ Fulcher, Pinewild 217

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