Four Women Head to 61st U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Qualifying for the 61st U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship concluded on Thursday at New Jersey National Golf Club. Alexandra Frazier of North Palm Beach, Fla. carded a 5-over par 77 to earn medalist honors. Three more competitors in Karen Bouloucon (Bloomingdale, N.J.), Amy Bender (Ardsley on Hudson NY, N.Y.), and Nancy Cole (Teaneck, N.J.) advanced to the championship, which will take place from September 30 – October 5 at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Frazier, originally from Philadelphia, has played in over a dozen USGA Championship. In 2010, Frazier was a finalist in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, which was played at Fiddlesticks Country Club.
“I'm just happy to be going,” Frazier reflected. “Just like the round today and any round that you play competitively, you just keep the ball ahead of you and do the best you can. I'll just do that and hopefully I'll make match play and then I can really do some damage.”
Frazier’s round was highlighted by a pair of birdies on the front nine.
“I was very steady,” Frazier said of her round. “My putting has been good lately and that's carried me through when I don't hit the green and I can get up and down.”
New Jersey natives Bouloucon and Cole earned berths into the major championship as well. Cole won the New Jersey Women's Senior once and the Super-Senior three times.
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