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Pebble Creek Country Club to Host Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship

COLLEGE STATION The 2019 Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship will be played Oct. 7-9 at Pebble Creek Country Club.

Pebble Creek Country Club played host to the 1997 Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship. The Ken Dye design was built in 1991 and features a natural backdrop on every hole. The 18-hole championship golf course blends a series of creeks, lakes and woodlands to produce a unique golf experience for players of all skill levels. 

“We are extremely excited to host the Women’s Senior Stroke Play,” Pebble Creek Head Golf Professional Chad Barrum said. “Our club has made a concentrated effort to grow the game of golf for women and this is another step in that direction.”

Scheduled for 54 holes of individual stroke play, the 96-player field will be split into flights following Round 2 based on 36-hole scores. Though the entire field will compete for the overall Championship, there will be five flighted divisions for the final round. Competitors between the ages of 65-70 will compete for the Women’s Super-Senior Stroke Play Championship as well, while players 71 and older will compete for the Women’s Super-Super-Senior Stroke Play Championship.

At the 2018 Women’s Senior Stroke Play, Marian Barker of Lubbock went wire-to-wire at Northgate Country Club to claim her third Women’s Senior Stroke Play title. The 2008 and 2009 champion carded rounds of 74-76-77 to win by six strokes. Jan Rapp of Dallas won the Women’s Super-Senior Division, while Pam Almandoz of Houston won the Women’s Super-Super-Senior Division.

Barker is among this year’s field and is looking to defend her title for a second time in her career. But there will be plenty of other decorated players on hand determined to make their own history. The list includes 2018 runner-up Stephanie Blount, 2018 Women’s Southern Senior Amateur Champion Anna Schultz, 2018 Super-Senior Champion Jan Rapp and TGA Vice President Leslie Henry.

“We are fortunate to have a large group of talented senior women golfers in the state of Texas,” Director of Women’s Operations Amy Worthington said. “This year’s field includes some of our best players who love competing at a high level.”

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