Taking the First Step

Locals Hardy, Eaton, Arnold, Moore land spots in match play at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

By Gary Baines – 08/25/2019

Four golfers who either at least reside in Colorado part of the year or are former residents qualified for the 64-person match-play bracket at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Part-time Gunnison resident Marilyn Hardy, Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kim Eaton, Stacey Arnold of Westminster and Hall of Famer Janet Moore of Centennial all punched their tickets to match play on Sunday.

Hardy (pictured), who made it to the round of 16 at last year’s Senior Women’s Am, shot a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, giving her a two-day total of 6-over 150, good for a tie for 10th place in stroke play. Hardy made five birdies in the second round.

Eaton, a four-time quarterfinalist in this event, tied for 30th place after going 77-78–155. She easily made the cut despite a triple-bogey 8 on the 15th hole Sunday. Eaton carded a 7 on that same hole on Saturday.

Arnold, a 50-year-old competing in her first U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, placed 38th on Sunday after rounds of 78-79 left her at 157. 

And Moore, who went to the round of 32 in this event in 2018, carded rounds of 78-80 for a 158 total and a tie for 44th place.

Martha Leach of Hebron, Ky., sister of World Golf Hall of Famer Hollis Stacy, earned medalist honors with a 1-under-par 143 total.

   In Monday’s round-of-64 matches, Hardy will face Pamela Kuong of Wellesley Hills, Mass., Eaton will meet Australian Sue Wooster, Arnold will play Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore., and Moore will take on Sherry Weight of Oxnard, Calif.

Here are the stroke-play scores for all the players with strong Colorado connections: 

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.