Hilton Head Island's Karen Ferree wins in 19 holes at US Senior Women's Amateur

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 24, 2013 

SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- Hilton Head Island's Karen Ferree was among the 32 winners Monday in the first round of match play at the 52nd USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship at CordeValle.

Ferree defeated Canada's Marie-Therese Torti in 19 holes.

Ferree will face Sue McMurdy of Indiana, Pa., in the round of 32 on Tuesday.

Stroke-play medalist Akemi Khaiat, 50, of Japan, and defending champion Ellen Port, 52, of St. Louis, also advanced.

Khaiat, who is playing in her first Senior Women's Amateur, defeated Ellie Layton, of Rochester, Minn., 5 and 4, on the 5,996-yard, par-72 Robert Trent Jones Jr. layout.

Port, a five-time USGA champion, came from behind to defeat Lisa Smego, of Olympia, Wash., 2 and 1.

US Senior Amateur

CASHIERS, N.C. -- Chip Lutz, 58, of Reading, Pa., carded a second consecutive 3-under-par 69 to earn stroke-play medalist honors by seven strokes at the weather-delayed USGA Senior Amateur Championship at the 6,842-yard, par-72 Wade Hampton Golf Club.

Lutz, owner of two British Senior Open Amateur and two Canadian Senior Amateur titles, posted a 36-hole total of 6-under 138, four strokes off the Senior Amateur scoring record set by Billy Clagett in 2005.

Lutz, who carded a 69 in rainy conditions on Saturday, had to complete his second round on Monday because Saturday's weather forced a suspension of play.

The cut for match play came at 12-over-par 156.

Bluffton's Kevin King failed to advance. King, who finished his second round Monday morning, tied for 105th at 7-over 161.

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