CGA women’s championship career title record within reach for Eaton as she teams with fellow CO Golf Hall of Famer Moore for Brassie tourney
by Gary Baines
The first CGA women’s championship of the 2018 season begins on Monday, and one of the contestants has a chance to match the record for career CGA/CWGA women’s titles.
The CGA Women’s Brassie Championship is set for Monday and Tuesday (May 21-22) at The Club at Flying Horse, the Tom Weiskopf-designed course (pictured in a club photo) in Colorado Springs.
The four-ball stroke play event features 64 two-person teams in seven flights — championship through sixth.
The championship flight includes one team with two Colorado Golf Hall of Famers: Kim Eaton and Janet Moore. Between them, they have won 10 Brassie titles, though never together. Eaton captured six between 1994 and 2011, while Moore earned four between 1994 and 2015. (There were two Brassie tournaments held in 1994, with Eaton and Nina Whalen winning one and Moore and Christie Austin the other.)
Eaton, an eight-time CWGA Senior Player of the Year and four-time U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist, owns 24 CWGA/CGA women’s championships in her career. That leaves her one shy of the record, set by another Colorado Golf Hall of Famer, Carol Flenniken. So if Eaton and Moore should prevail next week, Eaton would pull even with Flenniken. And Moore isn’t far behind, with 20 CGA/CWGA women’s titles.
Among the other championship flight competitors next week is Kathy West, who won the 2017 Brassie title with Austin, who isn’t entered this year. This year West is teaming with Sue O’Connor. And there are two Brassie players who have won both the CWGA/CGA Women’s Senior Stroke Play and Senior Match Play: Mary Doyen and Deb Hughes. At the Brassie, Doyen will pair up with Nina Dulacki and Hughes with Bev Hoffenberg.
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