AUSTIN EDITION Pilot cruises to ladies title
Claudia Pilot of Austin easily won the championship flight of the 2003 Austin Country Club Ladies Invitational.
Pilot, one of the elite women's golfers in the state, beat runner-up Brenda Williams by 15 strokes. Pilot had a 36-hole total of 150 while Williams, who plays out of Island View, had a 155.
A total of 105 players in 10 flights competed in the event. All 10 flights were scheduled to play two rounds, but only the championship flight players got in a second 18 holes of play. The others flights all were rained out.
Players from around Minnesota competed in the event. Some from Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona were also in the field.
Joan Saxton was the only other flight winner from Austin. Saxton shot an 84 to win the second flight.
Ann Jones of Austin shot a 91 to place second in the third flight. Carl Huff of Austin shot a 93 to tie for second in the fourth flight while Pam Hoffman was second in the ninth flight.
2003 Austin Country Club Ladies Invitational
(Top finishers, home course and score)
1. Claudia Pilot (Austin Country Club) 140; 2. Brenda Williams (Island View) 155; 3. Kara Salava (Prestwick) 158.
1. Kathy Estes (Bracketts Crossing) 79; 2. Rita Bauer (Forest Hills) 81; 3. Cheryl Jones (Cedar River Country Club) 85.
1. Joan Saxton (Austin Country Club) 84; 2. Carol Dougherty (Northern Hills) 86; 3. Shelly Peterson (Monticello) 88.
1. Kathy McCarthy (Minnesota Valley) 88; 2. Anne Jones (Austin Country Club) 91; 3. Kathleen Stroh (Minnesota Valley) 92.
1. Sylvia McGinty (Dellwood Hills) 92; 2. (tie) Renee Devins (Town &; Country Club), Carol Huff (Austin Country Club), Char Dannheim (New Ulm) 93.
1. Mary Wurbel (Arrowhead C.C.) 92; 2. Shari Wagner (Cedar River C.C.) 93; 3. (tie) Gwen Morem (Austin C.C.), Leslie Lasiuta (Forest Hills) 94.
1. (tie) Dianne Olmstead (Tarten Park), Betty Walz (Forest Hills) 96; 3. Reggie Stone (Manitou Ridge) 97.
1. Jean Loucks (Forest Hills) 94; 2. Shirley Lindberg (Voyager Village) 98; 3. (tie) Sandra Wagner (Austin C.C.), Joyce Halvorson (Austin C.C.) 99.
1. Darlene Dunn (Manitou Ridge) 92; 2. Kay Smaby (Austin C.C.) 99; 2. Shirley Burke (Forest Hills) 103.
1. Judy Gustafson (Forest Hills) 99; 2. Pam Hoffman (Austin C.C.) 105, 3. Kathy Parent (Castlewood) 109.