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Shelly Miller rolled a putt onto the No. 2 green during Sunday's final round of the Club Championship at Headwaters Country Club.

Miller plays steady golf, claims sixth women's club championship

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Shelly Miller took the early lead Saturday and played steady golf on Sunday to capture the Women's Club Championship at Headwaters Country Club.

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Miller, who had her string of five straight titles snapped last fall, played steady golf by following an 85 on Saturday with an 84 on Sunday for a 169 and an 11-shot victory.

Miller carded rounds of 42 and 43 during Saturday's first 18 holes for an 85. Miller carded pars on No. 3, No. 4 and No. 8 on the front side and followed with pars on five of the first six holes on the back side to take the early lead.

Defending champion Sharon Paumen carded a 91 on Saturday as pars on No. 1 and No. 8 led to a 46 on the front side and pars on No. 10, No. 11, No. 15, No. 16 and No. 17 led to a 45 on the back side.

Helen Rude was in third place after Saturday's first round with a 101 while Luann Hanson (104), Judy Love (107) and Carol Frisby (117) rounded out the six-golfer field.

A par on No. 3, birdies on No. 4 and No. 5, and a par on No. 7 sparked Miller to a 41 on the front side Sunday. Paumen stayed within striking distance as pars on No. 2, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 8 led to a 42 and a seven-shot deficit with nine holes to play.

Miller sealed her sixth club championship with pars on No. 10, No. 16 and No. 18 for a 43 on the back side and a 36-hole total of 169. Paumen carded pars on No. 10, No. 15 and No. 18 for a 47 on the back side and a runner-up score of 180.

Hanson carded a 96 on Sunday to finish third with a 200 while Rude carded a 109 Sunday for a two-day total of 210. Love shot a 218 and Frisby finished with a 230.

Paumen's 89 on Sunday gave her the women's senior title. Paumen also won the senior title in 2010. Hanson won the First Flight with a net 68.

FIRST FLIGHT

1, Luann Hanson 96 (-28) net 68. 2, Shelly Miller 84 (-13) net 71. 3, Janakaye Husby 97 (-25) net 72.

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