Preview: 2019 Alberta Senior Ladies Championship
Alberta Golf (Rocky Mountain House) – The 2019 Alberta Senior Ladies Championship is set to begin Tuesday July 23rd at Pine Hills Golf Club in Rocky Mountain House with 49 players competing for the provincial senior crown. The 54-hole stroke play tournament field is made up of competitors who are over the age of 50 as of the first day of the Canadian Women’s Senior Championship.
Dates: July 23-25
Course: Pine Hills Golf Club
Yards/Par: 5,675 yards/73
Field: 49 players
2018 Champion: Barbara Flaman
2018 Super Senior Champion: Alison Murdoch
Format: 54 holes of stroke play
Barbara Flaman entered the final round of the 2018 Senior Ladies Championship at Woodside Golf Course 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. After a rough patch in the middle of her round Flaman executed perfectly on the closing hole making a clutch par four to win by a single stroke over Little.
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.
Flaman has already had a great 2019, winning the Mid Master championship at the Sun Life Financial Alberta Women’s Amateur Championship at The Ranch Golf & CC in Edmonton.
Flaman has also been given direct entry into the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Aug 24-29 at Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The Alberta Senior Ladies Championship was first contested in 1964.
2018- Barbara Flaman
- Barbara Flaman – Defending champion. Alberta Ladies Mid Master Champion (2018 and 2019)
- Kim Carrington – Two-time Senior Ladies Champion (2015 and 2017)
- Alison Murdoch – Two-time Senior Ladies Champion (2010 and 2012)
- Jackie Little – Three-time Senior Ladies Champion (2009, 2013 and 2014)
- There are three contests up for grabs this week. The Senior Championship for those aged 50 & over, the Super Senior for those aged 65 & over and an overall low net contest.
- The top three competitors at weeks end will make up Team Alberta at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship at Osoyoos Golf Club Aug 18-20 2019.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Pine Hills Golf Club is the perfect balance of challenge and beauty. 18 performance inspiring holes embraced by countless awe inspiring scenic views…perfectly secluded with nature. A delight to play yet difficult to master.
Pine Hills was established in 1964 originally as a 9 hole layout. In 1989 renowned Canadian golf course architect Sid Puddicombe integrated an additional 9 holes in unison with other improvements. The result…an 18 hole par 72 championship golf course that harmonizes perfectly with nature.
More information on the Pine Hills Golf Club can be found here.