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Burkey and Norman grow lead at PNGA Women’s Senior Team; Pearson and Oberg vault to lead at Super Senior

The lead for Ginny Burkey and Leilani Norman of Eugene, Ore. has grown to five shots heading into the final round of the 36th Pacific Northwest Women’s Senior Team Championship; while Linda Pearson of Seattle, Wash. and Sandra Oberg of Bow, Wash. hold a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the 3rd Women’s Super Senior Team Championship.

Both championships are being held concurrently at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton Wash, and are being conducted by the PNGA. Today’s second rounds were played on the Gold Mountain Olympic Course.

Round three of both championships will take place on the Gold Mountain Olympic Course.

Entering the day with the lead, Burkey and Norman followed up their opening round with a 3-under par 69 in today’s Chapman format, moving to 6-under par overall, good for a five shot lead heading into tomorrow’s final round.

Burkey has won this championship seven times with three different playing partners. Norman was named the 2015 PNGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year.

The team of Gretchen Klein of Hoquiam, Wash. and Yasue Alkins of Steilacoom, Wash. sit in solo second place after a 2-under par 70 in today’s second round, one of just two rounds under-par on the day.

Pearson and Oberg entered the day at one back at 3-over and fired a 12-over 84 in the Chapman format to claim the lead heading into the final round. The duo is looking for their first Women’s Super Senior Team title.

Just two shots back and in a tie for second are the teams of Cindy Anderson and Susan Palmer from Eugene, Ore., Mary Sias from Portland, Ore. and Jackie Nelson from Beaverton, Ore. and defending champions Mary Ryan of Renton, Wash. and Sun Douthit of Steilacoom, Wash.

Both championships consist of two-person teams, and will be contested over 54 holes. The first and third round of each championship will be Four-Ball stroke play, while the second round for each championship will be in the Chapman format. Entrants in the Senior championships must be 50 years of age or older prior to start of play in the first round, and 65 years of age for the Super Senior championships.

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