Golf in Alaska: First ever USGA event, in Anchorage; Aussie Wooster in final

05-Aug-2022

The first ever USGA event has now been held in Alaska, at Anchorage GC

The tournament was the US Senior Women's Amateur. It was won by Canadian Shelly Stouffer, who battled it out with Australian Sue Wooster. 

From Golfweek, by Todd Kelly:

Sue Wooster and Shelly Stouffer squared off in the final Thursday in the first-ever U.S. Golf Association championship held in the state of Alaska.

The 18-hole final of the 60th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at Anchorage Golf Course pitted an Australian, Wooster, against a Canadian, Stouffer. Wooster was making her third appearance in the final in the last four years but still seeking her first title.

On Wednesday, each golfer eliminated an American in the semifinals, with Wooster rallying from 3 down to take out Christie Blasi of Missouri, 3 and 2. Stouffer defeated Kathy Hartwiger of Alabama, 4 and 3.

In Thursday’s final, Stouffer took a 5-up lead through nine holes before ultimately winning 4 and 3. Wooster, 60, won her only hole, the 14th, late in the round.  Read more

In the video above, Dylan Dethier from Golf.com explores the area around Anchorage, including a more 'traditional' golf course. Check out the stunning scenery and meet reps of the Alaskan golf scene.


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