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Tennant continues to roll at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore. has advanced to the Quarterfinals 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 chipping onto the 13th green during the round of 16 at the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Copyright USGA/Fred Vuich)

After successfully advancing out of the Round of 64 on Monday. The No. 10 seed Tennant won back-to-back matches in Tuesday’s Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches to secure a quarterfinal bid.

Click here for complete coverage of the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

In the Round of 32 Tennant took over defeating No. 42 seed Nancy Beck of Dallas, Texas 3 and 2, losing only one hole the entire match.

Tennant won her second match of the day easily, downing No. 7 seed Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, Texas 3 and 2 in the Round of 16, and never trailed in the match.

Up Next:

  • No. 10 seed Lara Tennant vs. No. 2 seed Corey Weworski of Carlsbad, Calif.
      – Wednesday, October 10 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.