Busy Monday Awaits

Locals Hardy, Moore, Eaton earn spots in match play at U.S. Senior Women's Am; Franklin in playoff

by Gary Baines - 10/7/2018

Three players with strong Colorado connections -- and possibly a fourth -- will make match play at the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur in Vero Beach, Fla.

Part-time Gunnison resident Marilyn Hardy, Janet Moore of Centennial and fellow Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kim Eaton are in the 64-person match-play bracket for sure. And Kristine Franklin of Broomfield will need to survive a 7-for-1 playoff on Monday morning to advance at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club (left).

Hardy shot a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday and tied for sixth place in the stroke-play portion of the event with a 4-over 148 total. She finished five strokes behind medalist Pamela Kuong of Wellesley Hills, Mass.

Moore carded a second-round 80 to check in at 157, good for a share of 35th place. Moore and Hardy both made the round of 32 at last month's U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, and they both qualified for the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open over the summer.

Meanwhile, Eaton, a four-time quarterfinalist in the Senior Women's Am, placed 46th in stroke play this time around with a 160 total after a second-round 81.

Franklin, who made match play in this event last year, posted a 77 on Sunday for a 163 total, leaving her in a seven-way tie for 64th place.

Here are the scores for the players with strong Colorado ties competing in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur:

Advance to Match Play
6. Marilyn Hardy, Gunnison 75-73--148
35. Janet Moore, Centennial 77-80--157
46. Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kim Eaton 79-81--160
In Playoff for Final Match-Play Berth
64. Kristine Franklin, Broomfield 86-77--163
Failed to Advance to Match Play
Kathy West, Castle Pines 83-83--166
Tiffany Maurycy, Denver 81-88--169
Helene Afeman, Colorado Springs 88-86--174
Jennifer Hocking, Colorado Springs 88-87--175
Deb Pearson, Colorado Springs 98-99--197

For all the scores, CLICK HERE.

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