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Lara Tennant advances to Final Match at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore. has advanced to the Final Match at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, taking place this week, October 6-11 at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla.

Lara Tennant plays her third shot at the 18th hole during the semifinals at the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Copyright USGA/Fred Vuich)

The No. 10 seed Tennant successfully advanced through the Quarterfinal and Semifinal rounds on Wednesday to secure a spot in the Championship’s final match, taking place Thursday October 11.

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In the quarterfinal match, Tennant defeated No. 2 seed Corey Weworski of Carlsbad, Calif. 3 and 2.

In her afternoon semifinal match, Tennant took down No. 6 seed Terrill Samuel from Canada with a birdie on the 18th hole, winning the match 1 up.

Final Match:

  • No. 10 seed Lara Tennant vs. No. 5 seed Sue Wooster of Australia
      – Wednesday, October 11 at 8:20am EDT

Lara Tennant, 51, of Portland, Ore., was a co-medalist in the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Tennant, who played college golf at the University of Arizona, played in the 2000 U.S. Women’s Amateur and the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur on her home course, Waverley Country Club. Her husband, Bob, grew up in a house on the 12th hole at Waverley, and her father, George Mack Sr., learned how to play at the course. She captured two Oregon Golf Association championships in 2017: the Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur and Oregon Women’s Mid-Amateur, which she also won in 2003 and 2008. Last year she was named the 2017 PNGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year.