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)


TSWA Announces All-State Baseball Teams

The Tennessee Sports Writers Association recently announced its all-state high school baseball teams. THE TEAMS: TSWA All State Baseball Teams Class A P – Drew Hall, Goodpasture, Sr. P – Christian Hill, Eagleville, Sr. P – David Looney, Cornersville, Sr. P – Matt Williams, Oneida, Sr. C – Aaron Fox, Cornersville, Sr. C – Boone ... (click for more)

Slumping Lookouts Fall To Suns Saturday, 3-0.

JACKSONVILE, Fla. - The first half winners, the Chattanooga Lookouts, have lost all but one game of the second half. Jacksonville Suns shutout the Lookouts 3-0 Saturday night at Bragan Field. Inning-by-inning game  Recap . Trevor Williams (W, 4-7) earned the victory after tossing six scoreless innings in which he allowed two hits while walking a pair of batters and ... (click for more)

Muslim Advocacy Group Questions House Arrest For Signal Mountain Man Charged In Threats Against Muslim Village In New York

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Saturday questioned the release of a Signal Mountain man who admitted to planning what it called "a Charleston-style terror attack" on a Muslim community in New York. CAIR also called for stepped up protection for the community targeted in the plot. Judge ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Tydings Is A Winner

One week from tomorrow the most important educator in the future of our community will start work as the new president of Chattanooga State. While I am normally cynical of beard-strokers and foundation-hungry dreamers who have little or no concept of the real world, I am convinced Flora Tydings will become the best thing to happen in our community in years. A grandmother with ... (click for more)