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Anna Schultz Wins 2019 Women's Senior Stroke Play

Briefly:  A flawless front-nine and just a single bogey, along with two birdies, gave two-time Women’s Senior Stroke Play Champion Anna Schultz of Heath yet another championship title Wednesday afternoon.  Schultz carded a 1-under 71 Final Round, finishing at even-par 216 at Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station. 

A “steady round” of mostly pars helped Schultz bring home the overall title once again.  But it may have been the second-round moment that was all the motivation.  “That eagle on nine yesterday kind of kick-started my round and the rest of my tournament,” Schultz said. “But my ‘bulldog attitude’ of sticking to my game really helped me keep a lead in this great field of players.”

Schultz is no stranger to winning:  She won the Texas Women’s Senior in both 2012 and 2014, recently winning the 2018 Southern Senior Amateur Championship as well.

“I was thrilled to win this tournament again,” Schultz said.  “You never know if you can go at (golfing) again, and after winning today, I feel like I can still compete with the younger seniors.”

It was a year for repeats in the other divisions, too.  Marian Barker of Lubbock, a recent addition to the super-senior division and 2018 overall champion, captured victory, and finished 7-over-par.  Likewise, Pam Almandoz of Houston repeated as Super-Super-Senior Division champion.
 
Leaderboard (Overall):
1)   Anna Schultz            Heath                      74-71-71 | 216
2)   Marilyn Hardy           Magnolia                 71-76-72 | 219
3)   Meg Christensen      Austin                      72-74-74 | 220
4)   Mina Hardin              Fort Worth               73-76-72 | 221
5)   Kelly Nittoli               San Antonio             75-71-76 | 222
 
Finals Results/Full Leaderboard

Golf Course: Built in 1991 by renowned designer and course architect Ken Dye, Pebble Creek Country Club boasts a 6,896 yard 18-hole championship course.   Known for its natural backdrops at each hole featuring winding creeks, hills and lakes throughout, it is a championship-caliber test on all aspects of competitors’ play.  Tuesday’s final round played at around 5,200 yards.

Weather: It was sunny with blue skies and some clouds, with the temperature reaching 89 degrees with a southerly wind at 7 mph. 

In Contention: Monday’s first-round leader, Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, finished at 3-over-par on the tournament and second place overall.  Meg Christensen of Austin shot another 2-over 72 to finish in third place at 4-over on the tournament. 

What’s Next: The Women’s Pinehurst will be held at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort in Boerne November 11-12.
The Texas Golf Association would like to extend our immense gratitude to the staff and members of Pebble Creek Country Club for hosting and making this event memorable for all who took part.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.

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Anna Schultz Moves into Lead at Women's Senior after Round 2

Briefly:  An eagle on the par-4 ninth, along with three birdies on the day, helped Anna Schultz of Heath move into first after the second round of the 2019 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Pebble Creek Country Club Tuesday afternoon. Schultz’s two-day 74-71 | 145 total tops a crowded leaderboard entering Wednesday’s final round.  

Leaderboard:
1)   Anna Schultz             Heath                    74-71 | 145
T2) Kelly Nittoli                San Antonio          75-71 | 146
T2) Meg Christensen      Austin                     72-74 | 146
4)   Marilyn Hardy           Magnolia                 71-76 | 147
T5) Marian Barker           Lubbock                 74-74 | 148
T5) Jan Rapp                   Dallas                    74-74 | 148
 
Round 2 Results | Round 3 Pairings

Golf Course: Built in 1991 by renowned designer and course architect Ken Dye, Pebble Creek Country Club boasts a 6,896 yard 18-hole championship course.   Known for its natural backdrops at each hole featuring winding creeks, hills and lakes throughout, it is a championship-caliber test on all aspects of competitors’ play.  Tuesday’s second round played at around 5,200 yards.

Weather: Sunny and clear sky with the temperature reaching 82 degrees.  The wind calmed down and blew northeast at 6 mph. 

In Contention: San Antonio’s Kelly Nittoli and Meg Christensen of Austin are both tied for second at 2-over 146, falling just a single stroke behind the lead.

Monday’s first-round leader, Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, fell three positions to fourth place after a 4-over 76 second round.  Hardy enters the final round at 3-over-par on the tournament.

Two are tied for the fifth spot at 4-over 148:  Marian Barker of Lubbock and Jan Rapp of Dallas, though they only trail the lead by three strokes.  

What’s Next: The final round shotgun starts Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at Pebble Creek Country Club. Players were placed into six different flights for Wednesday’s final round based off of their 36-hole total scores.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.