PORTLAND — Eleven golfers advanced to the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship — including the recent winner of the Oregon Coast Invitational — after qualifying was held last week at Waverley Country Club in Portland, the site of this year’s Championship.
Waverley, located in southeast Portland on the banks of the Willamette River, will host its first U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Sept. 9 to Sept. 14. In total, this year’s championship will be the seventh USGA Championship that the country club has hosted.
The list of 11 includes Lara Tennant, who just recently won her 10th Oregon Coast Invitational Women’s title.
Marcia Fisher of Molalla earned medalist honors in the Senior Amateur qualifying, firing a 6-over par 78. Her back nine included seven pars and just two bogeys, solidifying her position as the top qualifier by one shot.
In addition to Fisher and Tennant, nine others qualified, including five more OGA members — Anita Wicks (Roseburg), Loree McKay (Portland), Lisa Poritz (Portland) and Debbie Friede (Washougal, Washington). Leilani Norman (Eugene) is first alternate after a playoff for the final qualifying spot.
Wicks, Tennant, and McKay all tied for second place after Fisher, with all three shooting 79 on Monday.
Ken Littwin of Astoria scored a hole-in-one Tuesday at the Highlands Golf Club in Gearhart. Littwin aced the 199-yard, par 3 ninth hole using a 5-wood.