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Part-time Colorado resident Stacy easily makes cut again in U.S. Senior Women’s Open

By Gary Baines – 05/17/2019

Two U.S. Senior Women’s Opens, two made cuts.

Not bad for a player who recently turned 65 years old, albeit one with a superb USGA pedigree.

Hollis Stacy, a part-time Colorado resident who owns six USGA titles and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, had no problem qualifying for the weekend Friday at the second U.S. Senior Women’s Open, held at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, N.C.

After rounds of 76-78, she’s tied for 28th place, 10 strokes behind leader Helen Alfredsson.

Stacy was the only one of the five players with strong Colorado connections to make the cut to the top 50 players and ties. But Kristine Franklin of Broomfield, the CGA women’s senior player of the year in 2018, missed by just two strokes after rebounding from an 82 on Thursday to card a 6-over-par 77 on Friday. The 2018 CGA Women’s Senior Stroke Play champion ended up at 159 overall. 

The other “locals” for Colorado were Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kim Eaton (161), part-time Gunnison resident Marilyn Hardy (161) and Colorado PGA professional Sherry Andonian-Smith of Centennial (162). Hardy and Andonian-Smith were competing in their second straight U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

(USGA-copyrighted photo above by Chris Keane).

Stacy had a solid round going for much of Friday, standing 1 over par for the day through 12 holes. But she played the last six holes in 6 over par, finishing with a double bogey. Nevertheless, she was always well inside the cut line.

Stacy, a three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion, finished 28th last year in the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

The 72-hole tournament will conclude on Sunday.

Here are the scores for the players with strong Colorado connections at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open:

18. Part-time Colorado resident Hollis Stacy 76-78–154

Missed 36-Hole Cut

Kristine Franklin, Broomfield 82-77–159

Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kim Eaton 78-83–161

Part-time Colorado resident Marilyn Hardy 79-82–161

Sherry Andonian-Smith, Centennial 82-80–162

For all the scores from the U.S. Senior Women’s Open, CLICK HERE.