Quail Lodge & Golf Club
May 22 – 23, 2017
May 23, 2017
Corey Weworski’s main goal was simply to live up to being the defending champion. The 55-year-old Carlsbad resident would end up doing more than that.
Weworski had all facets of her game working in sync, shooting a final round 1-under 71 at Quail Lodge Resort in Carmel Valley to win the annual California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship by seven shots over runner-up Lynne Cowan. With the win, Weworski, who finished with a two-day total of 1-over 145, becomes the seventh player to go back-to-back in the event’s 39-year history.
“It’s fun, and this event has such a great tradition with Helen Lengfeld,” Weworski said. “I didn’t feel a lot of pressure coming in. I just wanted to represent myself well as defending champion.”
A day after opening with a solid first round leading 74, Weworski turned it up a notch. Despite strong winds, she’d card three birdies–including a 40-foot putt on No.6–to go against just two bogeys. Over the two rounds, she’d find herself in a bunker only once.
“I was just consistent,” Weworski said. “Everything was working.”
In winning last year, Weworski tasted her first victory since capturing the 2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. This time, the drought only lasted a year.
“I’ll go for the three-peat next year,” Weworski said with a smile. Only three players—Marianne Towersey, Barbara Stephan and Mildred Stanley—have achieved the feat.
Cowan, who went back-to-back in 2014-2015, shot a final round 75. The Rocklin resident had opened with a 77. Third place went to Caryn Wilson of Rancho Mirage at 154 following a final round 78.
Towersey, who resides in Pebble Beach, won the Super Senior Championship crown (age 65-over) with a two-day score of 167.