Part-time Coloradan Stacy in top 30 after first round of inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open
by Gary Baines
Hollis Stacy, a World Golf Hall of Famer and part-time Colorado resident, finds herself in the top 30 after Thursday’s opening round of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club.
Stacy (pictured), winner of six USGA championships including three U.S. Women’s Opens, shot a 4-over-par 77 to share 29th place. A round which featured three birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey left her seven strokes behind leader Elaine Crosby.
Meanwhile, a couple of the the other full- or part-time Colorado residents also competing at Chicago Golf Club are in position to make the 36-hole cut, which will reduce the field from 120 to the low 50 and ties on Friday evening.
Colorado PGA professional Sherry Andonian-Smith and amateur Janet Moore, a Colorado Golf Hall of Famer likewise from Centennial, posted first-round 80s, which put them in 58th place. Andonian-Smith was even-par through 11 holes, but played her last seven in 7 over, including making a triple-bogey 8 on No. 4, her 13th hole. Moore likewise had one big number on her card, a double-bogey 7 on her ninth hole after making birdie on her eighth.
Amateur Marilyn Hardy, who lives in the Gunnison area during the summers, carded an 82 after closing with a birdie on Thursday, which left in her 77th place.
Here are the scores for all the Coloradans competing:
29. Part-time Lakewood resident Hollis Stacy 77
58. Janet Moore, Centennial 80
58. Sherry Andonian-Smith, Centennial 80
77. Part-time Gunnison resident Marilyn Hardy 82
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