Falcon Lakes Golf Club, Basehor, KS – Pam Simpson earned her first Kansas Women’s Senior Championship and ended Denise Desilet’s streak of consecutive wins at seven.
The field was strong in this year’s championship and played a well-conditioned golf course in unseasonably warm weather for two days. The day began with Susan DeVoe atop the leaderboard at 1-under par, and Denise Desilet and Pam Simpson chasing from behind. Desilet and Simpson opened with birdies on the par-5 first hole to close the gap. Simpson had a very steady front nine, making the turn at even par for the day with only one bogey on her card. DeVoe and Desilet both carded 40s on the front side. The back nine was all Pam Simpson as she made three birdies to card a final round 3-under par 69.
Patsy Byrnes and Sandy Pepper battled to the finish in the Senior Division Net Championship. Pepper had a very strong back nine on day 2, but it was not enough to surpass the lead Byrnes had built by opening the round with a net eagle and closing the front nine with a net birdie. Byrnes claimed her first Overall Net title by one stroke.
Phyllis Fast began round two leading Judy Morris by one stroke after a very solid 80 on the opening day. She continued her steady play and carded 80 again in round two. Morris finished with an uncharacteristic 88. Fast cruised to a seven-stroke victory to claim her second Super Senior Championship.
Karen Brower began round two with the lead in the Super Senior Net Championship, but Deyonne Pickerign made a charge with a superb second round score. Pickerign opened the round with a net 6-under par on the front nine, and continued to charge on the back. Brower held on to her lead by three strokes with strong play on the final five holes. This is Karen Brower’s first Super Senior Net title.
The 2019 KGA/KCGA Women’s Player of the Year Series concludes in October with the final two events – Fall Triple Threat at Terradyne CC in Andover, KS on October 14, and the US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier. Rachel Stous of Topeka sits atop the Women’s Player of the Year standings, and Susan DeVoe leads the Senior Women’s Player of the Year list heading into the final month.
DeVoe Leads Day 1 of Kansas Women’s Senior Championship With Only Sub-Par Round of the Day
Day one of the Kansas Women’s Senior/Super Senior Championship kicked off at Falcon Lakes Golf Club in Basehor, Kansas on Monday morning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun.
60 ladies squared off in individual stroke-play in hot, humid conditions on round one of the two-day championship. In the Senior division, 2018 Senior Runner Up, Susan DeVoe of Overland Park, shot the only under-par, gross round of the day to lead the field. DeVoe’s impressive one-under, 71, was highlighted by three birdies and two bogeys. Defending Champion, Denise Desilet of Wichita, finished in second place by two strokes with a one-over, 73, that featured three birdies and four bogeys. Pam Simpson of Kansas City rounded out the top three in the Senior division after a two-over, 74.
In our Super Senior division, Phyllis Fast of Topeka, finished as the leader in the clubhouse with a round of 80 (+8). Fast’s round was highlighted by two birdies on the back nine on Holes 11 & 14. Judy Morris of Derby finished second in the Super Senior division after round one by one stroke with a round of 81. Darlene Allen of Topeka capped off the top three with a ten-over, 82, heading into round two of competition.
Our net division leaders after 18 holes of competition are Patsy Byrnes of Overland Park, Kansas, in the Senior division with a day one score of 63, and Karen Brower of Shawnee, Kansas, with a round one score of 59 to lead the Super Senior net race.
Full results can be found here!
Follow along tomorrow as we conclude the 2019 Kansas Women’s Senior/Super Senior Championship!