Two-Time Defending Champion Shelly Stouffer Is Leading After Round One In The B.C. Senior Women’s Championship At Fairwinds GC - File Photo Courtesy Kathryn Riley/USGA
NANOOSE BAY -- Shelly Stouffer got her quest for a third straight B.C. Senior Women’s title off to a nice start Monday as she opened with an even-par 72 at Fairwinds Golf Course. Stouffer, not surprisingly, feels right at home at Fairwinds. She’s a member there and a longtime resident of Nanoose Bay.
Her round Monday had some ups and downs. Stouffer, the reigning Canadian Senior Women’s champion, offset five bogeys with five birdies and she carries a two-shot lead over Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge into Tuesday’s second round of the 54-hole event. Turbide’s two-over 74 included a pair of birdies on the front nine. B.C. Golf Hall of Fame member Jackie Little of Procter was third after her four-over 76 on Monday.
The Senior Championship is open to players aged 50 and older as of Aug. 30, 2022. A Super-Senior Championship for players aged 60 and older and a Super-Super Senior Championship for players aged 70 and above are also being contested this week at Fairwinds.
Little leads the Super-Senior division by two shots over Barb Flaman of Sherwood Park, Alta. Dee Horie of Courtenay leads the Super-Super-Senior category after opening with a 13-over 85. Holly Horwood of Vancouver and Lynda Palahniuk of Kelowna are just one shot back.
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