Charleston's Maggie Scott Wins Senior Amateur Again

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. -- With a one-stroke lead going into the third round over Brentwood's Lynda Wimberly, Maggie Scott from Charleston closed the tournament with a final round score of even par 72 to claim her ninth Women's Senior Amateur title.  In addition to her Women's Senior Amateur titles in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010, Scott also has one Women's Amateur title from 1994 making this her tenth Tennessee title overall.

Opening her final round with par-bogey-par, Scott settled in with three birdies on the sixth, seventh, and ninth holes to turn at two-under par for the day.

 Her birdie on the par 5, eleventh hole evened our the remaining three bogeys on the backside to take her back to even par.  Jean Roise, the 2012 defending champion from Crossville, fired a one-under par 71 and was the closest competitor to challenge Scott on the final round.

Claiming the Women's Senior Amateur trophy named after her mentor and friend, Connie Day, was special to Scott as Day was instrumental in getting Scott involved in state competitions.  Scott first competed in the Women's Amateur in 1974 hosted at old Richland Country Club at the urging of Day.  "I never thought I was good enough to play in the state tournaments back then, but Connie (Day) told me I could.  And, it means a whole bunch to me to have ten.  I've been hanging on 9 for a while now, and I was hoping to get to 10.  I'm 64 years old, and I thought I was too old to play golf," commented Scott.

With her first Women's Senior Amateur title occurring in Memphis in 2001, Scott was grateful to be back in Memphis to win her ninth senior title.  "It's neat to win in Memphis since my first Women's Senior Amateur title was at Colonial Country Club.  Today brought back memories from my first one," said Scott.

Scott was recently named to the Tennessee Team for the annual Southeastern Women's Amateur Team Championship to be held October 21-23 at River Landing in Wallace, North Carolina.

Four flights were formed after the first two day's qualifying rounds, and the field was divided equally with all like scores in the same flight.  The winners in each flight are listed below:

Championship Flight

Champion--Maggie Scott, Charleston (231)

Runner-Up--Jean Roise, Crossville (235)

Third Place--Lynda Wimberly, Brentwood (239)

Fourth Place--Georgia McCravey, Chattanooga (241)

Fifth Place--Carol Sumner, Old Hickory (250)

Sixth Place--Gena Ridings, Franklin (250)

First Flight

Champion--Cricket McKamey, Clinton (261)

Runner-Up--Joan Piacentino, Germantown (265)

Third Place--Monice Hostettler, Nashville (267)

Fourth Place--Carol Manning, Atwood (268)

Fifth Place--Nancy Howell, Clarksville (272)

Sixth Place--Frances Hopp, Crossville (274)

Super-Senior Award--Nancy Howell, Clarksville (272)

Second Flight

Champion--Tina Sanders, Knoxville (283)

Runner-Up--Mary Ruth Geny, Nashville (285)

Third Place--Nancy Finch, Collierville (288)

Fourth Place--Carrie Semmes, Memphis (288)

Fifth Place--Joanne Walker, Gallatin (289)

Sixth Place--Jean Smith, Germantown (289)

Super-Senior Award--Tina Sanders, Knoxville (283)

Third Flight

Champion--Norma Volz, Nashville (302)

Runner-Up--Linda McMillan, Gallatin (304)

Third Place--Mary Spicer McCaw, Gallatin (307)

Fourth Place--Kathy Barber, Gallatin (310)

Fifth Place--Janet Vaden, Gallatin (312)

Sixth Place--Carol Medley, Winchester (312)

Super-Senior Award--Janet Vaden, Gallatin and Carol Medley, Winchester (312)


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