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Little seeks third title in PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; Horwood making run at title defense in Super Senior

Jackie Little (Procter, B.C.) shot 1-under 72 in today’s opening round to take a four-shot lead in the 32nd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur.

In the 7th Super Senior Amateur, Holly Horwood (Vancouver) posted an even-par 73 in today’s opening round, giving her a four-shot lead as she attempts to defend her title in this championship, having won last year when it was held at Overlake G&CC in Medina, Wash.

Both championships are being held concurrently this week at the par-73 Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. The championships consist of 36 holes of stroke play, and are being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). The final round for each is scheduled for tomorrow, Oct 2.

The 14th hole at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. (Photo: Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club)

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Little’s was the only round under par on the rain-softened course. She has twice won this championship (2008, 2009), and last year was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame. Earlier this summer she won the BC Senior Women’s Amateur.

Hanging close with Horwood in the Super Senior are past champions Beverly McGladery (2012) of Vancouver, who is in third place; and Mary Ryan (2016) of Renton, Wash., Karen Madison (2015) of East Wenatchee, Wash., who are tied for fourth. Phyllis Laschuk of Vancouver is in second place, four shots back of Horwood.

Last year, Horwood was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame of B.C.

To be eligible, competitors in the Senior Women’s Amateur must be 50 years of age or older by the first day of competition, while Super Senior competitors must be 65 years of age or older.

Designed by Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famer A.V. Macan, the original Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club opened in 1911. Macan also designed new Shaughnessy, when it was moved to a new site in the early 1960s. Shaughnessy has been the site of numerous regional and national championships. It has hosted the Canadian Open four times (1948, 1966, 2005, 2011) and the Women’s Canadian Open (1969).

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