Date: October 07, 2018
Author: Mark Hayes

Wooster on target in US Senior

Australian Sue Wooster has made an encouraging start to her US Senior Women's Amateur Championship in Florida.

Wooster, who's had a tremendous northern summer campaign including defending her Canadian Women's Senior title, carded a one-over-par 73 at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club to share seventh after the first of two rounds of stroke play qualifying.

The Victorian fired four birdies during her round to sit just four strokes behind American leader Martha Leach, with defending champion Judith Kyrinis, of Canada, second after a 70.

It was a great fight by Wooster, who began on the 10th hole and was immediately in trouble with a double-bogey.

"I got off to a rough start … so it was a bit of a battle from there on," Wooster said.

"I really enjoyed the greens, they’re a beautiful surface … (but) tricky with the grain and the speed.

"I missed a few short ones, but then I made a few longer ones so sort of counteracted that.

"I played pretty solid. I hit a lot of greens. It was a good round."

Wooster, who also won the North and South Amateur at Pinehurst on this trip, said the water-lined course was a "challenge", but not problematic with more of the same planned for day two.

"Just trying for fairways and green. Don’t do things silly, just qualify and try to finish high up there and see where we go for match play," Wooster said of her plans.