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B.C. locals light up round one of Alberta Senior Ladies

Two British Columbia locals light up the 2017 Guardian Capital Alberta Senior and Super Senior Ladies’ Championship leaderboards

The top five are set to challenge the lead in round two with clear conditions ahead

The Edmonton Petroleum Golf and Country Club (EPGCC) played long for the competitors on day one of the 2017 Guardian Capital Alberta Senior Ladies’ Championship. Through the wind and the rain, British Columbia resident, Jackie Little, managed to claim the lowest opening day score with three over par (75). Tournament Rules Chair, Leigh Cormack, says that the players stood up well to this year’s host club unique features, and with clear weather ahead, the scores should only get better.

“You set up a golf course with the yardage in mind. This course is characterized by some longer par fours and some short tricky par fours, which might average out to the length that you want it to be, but that leaves the real long ones left for them to content with. It’s a good combination. It’s fair, but challenging, and when you get those long par fours in conditions like this it’s a tough golf course. I think, as the course dries out, it will become a little firmer and a little bit faster. Putting might be a little more of a challenge tomorrow and Thursday, but I think the scores will improve.”

Alison Murdoch, from the Victoria Golf Club, sits third overall in the tournament, and leads the Super Senior division. She is only one stroke behind Kim Carrington who is four over par. Local EPGCC member, Gail Barros, also looks strong in fourth place with an 80.

The current leaders aren’t the only ones who travelled from out of province to play in the tournament. Notable, Kimberly Ross, Manitoba’s Interprovincial Senior Ladies’ teammate, is also here getting in some practice. Regardless of her national event ahead, she says she loves the atmosphere in Alberta.

“I was very excited to meet some new people this afternoon. That’s a great part of this event, getting to meet new people and experiencing new golf courses. Because Manitoba is a small province, there are fewer events to play. It’s nice to be able to play some extra events.”


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