Flaman’s fabulous season continues with Senior Ladies victory
Barbara Flaman entered the final round with a two stroke lead over a decorated champion in Jackie Little.
The 56-year-old from Sherwood Park looked to be on cruise control early on by making all pars and a single birdie through the first seven holes.
That consistent play ended when she got in trouble on the par four eighth. She struggled to a quadruple-bogey.
At the turn, Flaman and Little were all knotted up at four over par for the championship.
Flaman, a member at Windermere G&CC, bounced back strongly with birdies on ten and eleven, followed by a string of pars.
She bogeyed 16 and 17 with Little knocking right on the door.
Flaman executed perfectly on the closing hole making a clutch par four to win by a single stroke over Little.
Earlier this summer, Flaman won the the Mid Master contest at the 2018 Sun Life Financial Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship. She also won the 2018 Edmonton Golf Association Senior Women’s Amateur.
During the awards presentation Flaman credited her mentor, an eight-time Alberta Senior Ladies Champion, Diane Williams for providing sage advice that helped calm her nerves during the final round.
Alison Murdoch of the Victoria GC successfully defended her Super Senior title for those aged 65 & over.
Susan Plum of Springbank Links won the championships overall low net contest.
Team Alberta at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship at Lookout Point Country Club in Fonthill, Ontario – August 28-30th is Barbara Flaman, Kim Carrington (Cottonwood G&CC) and Gail Barros (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC).
Special thanks to the Woodside Golf Course, their membership, staff and volunteers for hosting the 2018 edition of the Alberta Senior Ladies.