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September 21, 2004

Albany-- The Georgia Women's Golf Association comes home this week to celebrate their 75th anniversary with a three day championship tournament. The Association was founded right here in Albany back in 1929 and the first championship was held a year later at Radium Springs Golf Club.

This week's tournament teed off this morning at Doublegate Country Club with 112 golfers separated in 14 different flights. The woman to beat right now in the championship flight, which includes defending champ Laura Coble of Augusta, is Ellen Dempsey of St. Simons who fired a 3 over 75 Tuesday morning and enjoys a three shot lead.

"It's not a position I've been in before, so this is new. But there are plenty of good golfers like Laura Coble out there that I'm sure will be chasing me tomorrow," Dempsey said.

 The Georgia Women's Golf Association held a banquet Tuesday night at Doublegate. Albany resident and LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez was the keynote speaker. Round two (of three) begins Wednesday morning at 8:30.

 

1 Jean S. Franks 79 Peachtree City
2 Sara R Howell 80 Valdosta
3 Gay Connolly 81 Atlanta
3 Jan S. Shirley 81 Newnan
5 Belinda Marsh 82 Alpharetta
6 Debra Hatcher 83 Augusta
7 Lucky Mahler 84 Warner Robins
7 Sue Woods 84 Albany
7 Bonnie  Brannin 84 Reynolds
10 Alice Richardson 85 Alpharetta
10 Nancy Freeman 85 Atlanta
12 Gloria Hughes 86 Greensboro
12 Maureen Daugherty 86 Roswell
12 Eleanor Kirkland 86 Stockbridge
12 Louise Beaudoin 86 Alpharetta
12 Kathy Phillips 86 Athens
12 Nancy Miller 86 Savannah
18 Jan Cross 87 Evans
18 Bette Sims 87 Atlanta
18 Carole Cavanaugh 87 Sharpsburg
18 Olivia Flanagan 87 Marietta
18 Elsie Simpson 87 Atlanta
18 Fran Coody 87 Perry
18 Karen Dunigan 87 Decatur
18 Bobbi Erwin 87 Savannah
18 Betty Smith 87 Cummoing
27 Donna Eaton 89 Greensboro
27 Nancy Hendrix 89 Athens
27 Nancy Hennier 89 Dalton
27 Linda Brisbane 89 Kennesaw
27 Sue Guion 89 Alpharetta
32 Sherrie Tindle 90 Alpharetta
32 Claire Carruth 90 St. Simons Is
32 Sherry Hutchet 90 Peachtree City
32 Kathy McBrine 90 Savannah
32 Ellen Stewart 90 Lithonia
37 Dale Perry 91 Carrollton
37 Shelby Stanfield 91 Alpharetta
39 Sandra L Lee 92 Perry
39 Sue Horner 92 Cairo
39 Betty Rich 92 Villa Rica
39 Janine Dover 92 Camilla

Posted at 10:20pm by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com