Aug 01, 2023

U.S. Senior Women’s Open Qualifying: Steel Club

Monica Pedano

Murphy medals in U.S. Senior Women’s Open Qualifying

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Michelle Murphy of Sherrill, N.Y. carded a 4-over-par 76 to claim medalist honors in U.S. Senior Women’s Open Qualifying administered by GAP at Steel Club (par 72, 5,879 yards).

Murphy occupied one of four qualifying positions available. Joining her in the Championship proper are professionals Yuko Ogura of Japan and Karen Nobel of Chatham, N.J. as well as amateur Monica Pedano of Wayne, Pa. The cutline stopped at 6-over-par 78 by day’s end.

The 5th U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship will be contested at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore. Aug. 24-27.

Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The organization’s 340 Member Clubs and 100,000 individual members are spread across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Name, city, stateScore
Michelle Murphy, Sherrill, N.Y.76
Yuko Ogura, Japan77
Karen Noble, Chatham, N.J.77
*(a) Monica Pedano, Wayne, Pa.78
Alternates (in order)
*Jane Sirmons, Huntingdon, N.Y.78
*Laura Tylercook, Northumberland, Pa.79
Failed to qualify
*Diane Rama, Harleysville, Pa.79
*(a) Angie Whitley Coleman, Wilmington, Del.79
(a) Amy Kennedy, Naples, Fla.81
Marjorie Jones, Cape May Courthouse, N.J.81
Christine Reuss, Staten Island, N.Y.81
(a) Janice Park, Philadelphia, Pa.82
(a) Jane Fitzgerald, Kensington, Md.82
(a) LeeAnn Lewis, West Gilgo Beach, N.Y.82
Linda Nevatt, Warminster, Pa.83
(a) Loraine Jones, Newtown Square, Pa.83
(a) Karen Siegel, Maple Glen, Pa.84
(a) Stephenie Harris, Furlong, Pa.85
(a) Binney Wietlisbach, Wayne, Pa.87
(a) Megan Grosky-McGowan, Blue Bell, Pa.90
(a) Diane Cardano-Casacio, Flourtown, Pa.NS
* – determined in a playoff
NS – no show
(a) – denotes amateur

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