The U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur consists of two 18-hole rounds of stroke play, after which the field will be cut from 132 to the low 64 scorers for match play, beginning Monday.
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Six current Oregon residents are competing this week, including Marcia Fisher, of Molalla; Terri Frohnmayer, of Salem; Loree McKay, Lisa Poritz and Lara Tennant, all of Portland, and Anita Wicks, of Roseburg.
Also competing is 1972 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion and eight-time Oregon Women’s Amateur champion Mary Budke, a native of Salem who now resides in Palm Springs, Calif. She played golf at Oregon State University and is a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, OSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Hall of Fame.
Born in Wheeler, Ore., Karen Garcia, 54, of Cool, Calif., first attended the University of Oregon, where she played softball for two seasons, before graduating from Portland State University in 1985.
Marcia Fisher, 64, of Molalla, Ore., was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2007. A seven-time Oregon Women’s Amateur champion – second only to Mary Budke, who has eight – she also won two PNGA Women’s Amateur Championships. An active member of various golf committees in Oregon, she is a past president of the Oregon Women’s Golf Association.
Terri Frohnmayer, 61, of Salem, Ore., won the 1976 Pacific Northwest Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship. A Rollins College Sports Hall of Fame member, she played golf through college, but stopped playing golf to pursue a business career. Approximately 24 years later in 2002, she decided to play again at the urging of her mother and husband. In 2010, she won the PNGA Senior Women’s Championship and followed that by winning the 2011 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Named the Oregon Golf Association Player of the Year and PNGA senior women’s player of the year in 2011, she works in commercial real estate at First Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC in Salem.
Lara Tennant, 50, of Portland, Ore., coached the women’s golf team at the University of Oregon from 1991-94. A mother of five children, she played in the 2000 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Waverley Country Club, her home course. In 2017, she won two Oregon Golf Association championships – the Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur and the Oregon Women’s Mid-Amateur, which she also won in 2003 and 2008.
Anita Wicks, 54, of Roseburg, Ore., graduated from Oregon State University in 1986. After winning the 2016 Oregon Golf Association Senior Women’s Amateur and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Senior Women’s Amateur, she was named PNGA Women’s Player of the Year. She also won the 2017 OGA Senior Women’s Stroke Play – her fourth victory in the championship (2013, 2014 and 2015).
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