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Senior Ladies’ set to create a legacy of their own in Edmonton

Defending champions look to reclaim 2017 Guardian Capital Alberta Senior Ladies’ Amateur Championship titles

 

2017 roster will compete in Edmonton amongst the shadow of Canadian female legacies 

EDMONTON, Alta. (Alberta Golf) – The 2017 Guardian Capital Alberta Senior Ladies’ Championship will take place at the Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club. From August 1st to 3rd, 71 competitors, aged 50 and over, will attempt to add their name next to a legendary list of Canadian amateur female golfers.

Mike Frisby, sr. vice president & portfolio manager at Guardian Capital Advisors LP, says there is true sense of pride that can be felt leading up to the event.

“For three years, Guardian has been proud of our sponsorship and we are excited to be a part of the event at the senior level. We can’t wait to continue to celebrate the players of the Senior Ladies Championship, and we hope each and every competitor has a great game over the coming days.”

Finishing strong in last year’s competition, defending Senior champion Lynn Kuehn will return. Notables, like 2015 champion, Kim Carrington, and three-time champion, Jackie Little, will have to be at their best to take the 2017 Senior title. Alison Murdoch, defending Super Senior champion, within the age 65 and over division, is also back to try and repeat history.

The top three finalists will represent the province in the 2017 Canadian Women’s Senior Championship, as part of the 2017 Alberta Senior Ladies’ Interprovincial Team. The event runs from August 22nd to 24th at the Humber Valley Resort, in Little Rapids, Nfld.

The Senior Ladies’ legacy is highlighted by provincial Hall of Fame members, like 2011 Alberta Golf Hall of Fame inductee Diane Williams. She will be going for her ninth victory this year.

NOTABLES

  • Lynn Kuehn – Defending Alberta Senior Ladies’ Champion
  • Alison Murdoch – Defending Alberta Super Senior Ladies’ Champion
  • Diane Williams – 8 time Alberta Senior Ladies’ Champion
  • Jackie Little – 3 time Alberta Senior Ladies’ Champion
  • Kim Carrington – 2015 Alberta Senior Ladies’ Champion
  • Cheryl Van Dornick – 2007 Alberta Senior Ladies’ Champion
  • Joan Wilson – 2016 Alberta Senior Ladies’ Interprovincial Team

Full list of past champions

FAST FACTS

  • First contested in 1964
  • Format – 54 holes of stroke play competition
  • Senior contest – for those aged 55 & over
  • Super Senior contest – for those aged 65 & over

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Championship tees – 5,654 yards, par 72

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ABOUT ALBERTA GOLF
The Alberta Golf Association was incorporated as a society in 1912 and continues today as a not for profit Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) operating as Alberta Golf. As the PSO, we are committed to realizing the positive impacts of golf on individuals and communities across Alberta. Our vision is that through golf, Albertans will enjoy a high quality of life, improved health and wellness, a strong sense of community, economic benefits and personal fulfillment.

Alberta Golf hosts 13 annual provincial championships in order to identify the best golfers in various age and gender categories. A mix of nearly 1,500 pro and amateur golfers compete on high quality member facility courses across the province. Championships are hosted by a core team of staff and over 100 volunteers. The tournaments promote competition, build pride in the community, support charitable giving and inspire future generations of golfers. They also serve as an opportunity for golfers to qualify for national amateur championships.

ABOUT GUARDIAN CAPITAL
At Guardian, we prize the stability of our clients, our employees and our financial resources. Placing the needs of our clients first has led to long-lasting relationships. A growing client base has allowed us to consistently hire the best and brightest. And this combination of satisfied clients and exceptional team members is what will allow us to maintain our significant financial strength in the decades to come.

CONTACT
Stephen Wigington
Tournament Director
Alberta Golf
(p) 403-860-7425

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