Herman wins Senior Women’s Amateur

Sherry Herman beat Carolyn Creekmore, 4 and 3, to win the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

Sherry Herman beat Carolyn Creekmore, 4 and 3, to win the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

Sherry Herman won the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Thursday at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., winning four of five holes after the turn to beat 2004 winner Carolyn Creekmore, 4 and 3.

Herman, 51, who also won the North & South Senior Women’s Amateur earlier this year, said the victory was a dream come true.

“And I don’t know how to react when a dream comes true. It’s just so hard and I’m very grateful,” said Herman, who sank a 5-footer on the par-3 15th to close out the match before embracing her husband, Ben.

“I’m thrilled beyond words and I’m very proud of myself,” she said. “I’m proud of my family forhanging in there with me.”

Herman took a 1-up lead on Creekmore with a 5-footer for birdie on the par-4 10th. Creekmore missed a 7-footer on the 11th that would have won the hole, then lost the next three with bogeys.

“I just started hitting it badly,” Creekmore, 57, said. “She made pars and I hit it poorly and she didn’t. And my putting was less than exceptional today.

“I played great all week until the eighth hole today, so I feel good about the week,” Creekmore said. “Anytime you get to the finals, it’s an honor and it’s a privilege. You work hard and you hate to lose, but you’re there. You’re the only other person that has a chance, so that’s rewarding. I had a blast, until just about the last two hours.”

– Information from the USGA was used in the report

Results of the final match of the 2009 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at the 5,515-yard, par-70 Cascades Course of The Homestead:

FINAL

Sherry Herman def. Carolyn Creekmore, 4 and 3

• • •

SEMIFINALS

Sherry Herman def. Robyn Puckett, 19 holes

Carolyn Creekmore def. Brenda Pictor, 6 and 5

• • •

QUARTERFINALS

Sherry Herman def. Dana Harrity, 3 and 2

Robyn Puckett def. Kim Eaton, 1 up

Brenda Pictor def. Noreen Mohler, 2 up

Carolyn Creekmore def. Patricia Cornett, 3 and 2

• • •

ROUND OF 16

Sherry Herman def. Teresa Cleland, 4 and 2

Dana Harrity def. Mary Jane Hiestand, 19 holes

Kim Eaton def. Linda Pearson, 4 and 2

Robyn Puckett def. Kate Grace, 4 and 2

Noreen Mohler def. Anna Schultz, 1 up

Brenda Pictor def. Terry Ehrhardt, 4 and 3

Carolyn Creekmore def. Diane Long, 6 and 4

Patricia Cornett def. Judy Miller, 2 and 1

• • •

ROUND OF 32

Sherry Herman def. Joan Higgins, 6 and 5

Teresa Cleland def. Lisa Schlesinger, 1 up

Mary Jane Hiestand def. Frances Gacos, 19 holes

Dana Harrity def. Shelley Savage, 2 and 1

Kim Eaton def. Carol Semple Thompson, 5 and 4

Linda Pearson def. Karen Ferree, 1 up

Robyn Puckett def. Tanna Lee Richard, 21 holes

Kate Grace def. Rebecca Montgelas, 4 and 3

Anna Schultz def. Cindy Morris, 6 and 5

Noreen Mohler def. Jackie Little, 2 and 1

Terry Ehrhardt def. Cheryl Grigg, 5 and 3

Brenda Pictor def. Alison Reifers, 3 and 2

Carolyn Creekmore def. Marianne Towersey, 19 holes

Diane Lang def. Daryl Nels, 5 and 4

Judy Miller def. Kelly Koselek, 3 and 1

Patricia Cornett def. Annette Gaiotti, 2 up

• • •

ROUND OF 64

Joan Higgins def. Claudia Cenko, 5 and 4

Sherry Herman def. Lou Hart, 3 and 2

Teresa Cleland def. Tina Barker, 5 and 3

Lisa Schlesinger def. Martha Lang, 5 and 4

Frances Gacos def. Nancy Smith, 6 and 5

Mary Jane Hiestand def. Sandy Woodruff, 4 and 3

Shelley Savage def. Beatriz Arenas, 2 and 1

Dana Harrity def. Sue O’Connor, 21 holes

Kim Eaton def. Susan Dye, 2 and 1

Carol Semple Thompson def. Cheryll Damphouse, 6 and 4

Karen Ferree def. Mimi Hoffman, 2 and 1

Linda Pearson def. Lisa McGill, 2 up

Robyn Puckett def. Marian Barker, 1 up

Tanna Lee Richard def. Joanne Catlin, 4 and 3

Rebecca Montgelas def. Cindy Bryniarksi, 6 and 4

Kate Grace def. Chris Utermarck, 1 up

Anna Schultz def. Kim Kaul, 4 and 3

Cindy Morris def. Maggie Weder, 19 holes

Noreen Mohler def. Diane Bohl, 7 and 6

Jackie Little def. Pat Brogden, 2 up

Cheryl Grigg def. Claudia Pilot, 1 up

Terry Ehrhardt def. Joan Garety, 19 holes

Alison Reifers def. Diane Masterson, 7 and 5

Brenda Pictor def. Lindsay Wortham, 2 and 1

Carolyn Creekmore def. Kate Johnson, 3 and 2

Marianne Towersey def. Lynn Thompson, 4 and 3

Daryl Nels def. Anne Carr, 19 holes

Diane Lang def. Laura Carson, 4 and 2

Kelly Koselek def. Boodie McGurn, 1 up

Annette Gaiotti def. Katie Falk, 2 and 1

Patricia Cornett def. Carol Sarkissian, 5 and 4

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