Coloradan Janet Moore falls in round of 32 at U.S. Senior Women’s Am for second straight year
By Gary Baines – 08/27/2019
Janet Moore of Centennial has gone a perfect 6-for-6 in qualifying for the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. And, after failing to advance to match play in three of her first four visits to the national championship, the Colorado Golf Hall of Famer has made it to the round of 32 the last two years.
And this time, Moore (pictured) pushed her round-of-32 match to extra holes. But like last year, she ran into a road block that kept her from the Sweet 16.
In her second extra-holes match of this week’s championship, Moore fell in 19 holes on Tuesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Pamela Kuong of Wellesley Hills, Mass. It was the second Coloradan Kuong has taken down in extra holes in Iowa as she defeated part-time Gunnison resident Marilyn Hardy in 24 holes on Monday.
Against Moore, Kuong birdied the 19th hole to advance to the final 16.
Moore never led in the match, but pulled even with a winning par on the 17th hole. Both players parred the 18th, then Kuong won with her birdie vs. Moore’s par on the first extra hole.
The victory earned Kuong a round-of-16 matchup with defending champion Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore., who defeated Kuong 4 and 3.
Moore finished 3 over par for 19 holes on Tuesday.
Here are the results for all the players with strong Colorado connections:
TUESDAY’S MATCH PLAY ROUND OF 32
Pamela Kuong of Wellesley Hills, Mass., def. Janet Moore of Centennial, 19 holes
MONDAY’S MATCH PLAY ROUND OF 64
Janet Moore of Centennial def. Sherry Wright, Oxnard, Calif., 19 holes
Pamea Kuong of Wellesley Hills, Mass., def. Marilyn Hardy of Gunnison, 24 holes
Sue Wooster of Australia def. Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kim Eaton, 4 and 3
Anita Wicks, Roseburg, Ore., def. Stacey Arnold, Westminster, 4 and 3
10. Part-time Gunnison resident Marilyn Hardy 77-73–150
30. Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kim Eaton 77-78–155
38. Stacey Arnold of Westminster 78-79–157
44. Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Janet Moore of Centennial 78-80–158
Failed to Make Match Play
Part-time Castle Pines resident Kathy West 83-79–162
Tiffany Maurycy of Denver 82-81–163
Kristine Franklin of Broomfield 82-83–165
Christie Austin of Denver 81-89–170
For all the scores from the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, CLICK HERE.