The Women’s Senior Amateur Championship wrapped up today with a great win. With a 2-day total of 156 (+12) Karen Darrington took the championship title for the third consecutive year, and secured the title for her sixth time overall. Darrington was neck-and-neck with competitor Kelly Loeb who finished the championship with a 2-day total of 159 (+15). Loeb cut the lead to just one stroke in the first 9-holes of day two’s competition, but Darringtion was able to rebound the lead by 3 strokes by the end of the round to get her win.
The Women’s Senior Amateur Trophy was named in honor of Karen Darrington as the ‘Karen Darrington Cup.’ The trophy was unveiled and presented earlier this season for the first time at the Idaho Golf Association’s 50th Anniversary dinner. Tournament Director Taylor Judy said, as he presented the newly named Cup, “it is an honor that I present the Karen Darrington Cup to none other than Karen Darrington.” During a post-round interview Darrington said “It is incredible to have this trophy named in my honor, and it is an honor to be able to hold it.”
Gary Vanier kept his lead in the Senior Men’s Amateur on day two with 3 birdies posting a score of 70 (-1) and currently holds a 2-day total of 143. Vanier maintains a two stroke lead over Bruce Robbinett and Scott Vermeer who both have a 2-day total of 145.
Day 1 Senior Men’s Amateur Championship leader Terry Spackman came out strong in round two by going one under on the front nine, which included sinking a 40 foot birdie putt and increasing his lead to 3 strokes. Spackman struggled to sustain momentum on the back nine giving up the lead to Kip Reeder on hole 12. Reeder finished with a score of 73 (+1) and holds a 2-day score of 146 (+2). Spackman finished 3-strokes behind and has a 2-day score of 149 (+5).