The 2021 Iowa Senior Women’s Amateur champion, Laura Leszczynski, of St. Mary’s, (above left) played wonderful golf on Tuesday and will now be headed to Alabama for the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Tuesday’s qualifier was held at Stone Creek Golf Club in Williamsburg and Leszczynski cruised through the course for most the day.
A rough start did not stop Leszczynski from taking that medal home with her.
In her first two holes she made two doubles, but in her last 16 holes, Leszczynski played par golf and recorded four birdies. This season Leszczynski has been nothing short of spectacular.
“I have felt like I have been in a groove lately,” Leszczynski said. “This is the first time in about seven years where my swing feels great. I have had knee problems, but I am finally able to swing, and it feels great.”
Leszczynski fired a four-over 75 and won the medalist honors by two shots over the second qualifier, Shelly Liddick (above right), of Bellevue, Nebraska. Liddick carded a six-over 77 and earned a spot to Lakewood, AL by four shots.
Monica Coleman earned first alternate honors after recorded an 81 and Tina Jones will be the second alternate with a score of 84.
The U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur will be held at The Lakewood Club in Point Clear, Alabama on September 10th and finishes on September 15th.
U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Qualifying
1. Laura Leszczynski +4 75 – Qualifier
2. Shelly Liddick +6 77 – Qualifier
3. Monica Coleman +10 81 – 1st Alternate
4. Tina Jones +13 84 – 2nd Alternate
T5. Olivia Iturbe +15 86
T5. Michelle Klein +15 86