Nancy Cole of Alpine CC

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Nancy Cole and Donna McHugh lead the 52nd Women’s Senior Amateur following the first round of action at Raritan Valley Country Club. Despite an hour and a half weather delay, the pair shot a nine-over par 81.


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McHugh’s round was highlighted by an eagle on No. 13, a par-4 that played 337 yards. Overall, her scorecard was balanced, carding a 41 on the front nine and a 40 on the back nine.

Cole, of Alpine Country Club collected seven pars and a birdie on No. 9. She also leads the way in the Super-Senior Division.

“My drives were working today,” said Cole following her round. “Staying in the fairway helped a lot. The course played great, I thought the course would be soggy after the rain, but it wasn’t a problem.”

Cole also credited her fellow competitors in her group to her success on Tuesday.

In the net division, Gina Louie carded a one-under 71, finishing three strokes ahead of Kathy Bartsche of Eagle Ridge Golf Club.

The conclusion of the 36-hole event will begin on Wednesday, September 29 at 8 a.m.

Coverage of the 52nd NJSGA Women’s Senior Amateur Championship will be available at, where live scoring, news, and recaps will be featured throughout the week. Fans and players can also follow the organization on its social media outlets at, @NJSGA1900 on Twitter and @njsga1900 on Instagram.

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