Whitehead Wins 11th Michigan Women’s Senior Amateur

Maureen Whitehead of Charlevoix won the 11th Michigan Senior Amateur, defeating Sue Campbell of Kalamazoo 3 and 2.

More details in the press release below:

Charlevoix’s Maureen Whitehead Wins 11th Michigan Women’s Senior Amateur

ST. CLAIR – Maureen Whitehead of Charlevoix came to the 11th Michigan Women’s Senior Amateur presented by Global Golf Post at St. Clair Golf Club after battling a stomach ailment.

“So I came without any expectations because I wasn’t sure how I would play,” she said after turning back Sue Campbell of Kalamazoo 3 and 2 in the championship match Wednesday for her second Michigan Women’s Senior Amateur title (2005).

“I played pretty steady, made pars and some bogeys but didn’t make any double bogeys. Then I threw in a birdie, and that’s all it took.”

Campbell, a former two-time winner, beat Shelly Weiss of Southfield 3 and 2 to reach the final, and Whitehead knocked off another two-time champion, Joan Garety of Ada, 4 and 3.

Whitehead, 61 and a former Hillsdale area resident, said she won holes 5, 6 and 7 and had a 4-up lead through nine holes in the title match.

“Sue played tough and I just held the lead,” she said. “It feels good to win, especially when I didn’t know what to expect. I was a little surprised how well I played. It was fun. I had to beat some good golfers and I did it.”

Champions were also crowned in four other flights. See the results at gam.org.

Championship Flight Results

Quarterfinals—Maureen Whitehead, Charlevoix, d. Judy Lazzaro, Troy, 5 and 4; Joan Garety, Ada, d. Barb Schmid, Grand Rapids, 1-up; Sue Campbell, Kalamazoo d. Deb Rogers, Ada, 21 holes; Shelly Weiss, Southfield d. Janina Jacobs, St. Clair 6 and 4.

Semifinals—Whitehead d. Garety 4 and 3; Campbell d. Weiss 3 and 2

Championship – Whitehead d. Campbell 3 and 2

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