Paumen wins first women's title, ends Miller's five-year reign as club champ
A quick start sparked Sharon Paumen to her first women's club championship at Headwaters Golf Course Sunday. After the first three holes of this two-day, 36-hole tournament, Paumen held a five-shot lead over the five-time champion. Paumen then ma...
A quick start sparked Sharon Paumen to her first women's club championship at Headwaters Golf Course Sunday.
After the first three holes of this two-day, 36-hole tournament, Paumen held a five-shot lead over the five-time champion. Paumen then matched Shelly Miller the rest of the way to claim the title.
A birdie on the No. 3 hole gave Paumen a quick five-shot lead. Paumen then carded pars on No. 7 and No. 8 for a 40 on the front side Saturday. Miller used pars on No. 4, No. 7 and No. 8 for a 44 while Bev Hepokoski used pars on No. 3 and No. 5 for a 45.
On the back side, Paumen used a par on No. 13 for a 45 and an 85 after Saturday's first 18 holes. Miller had a par on No. 16 for a 46 to finish with a 90. Pars on holes No. 13 and No. 15 led Hepokoski to a 47 and a first-day total of 92. Kim Rasmussen finished Saturday's round at 96.
Miller made a charge on the front side Sunday, using pars on No. 2, No. 3, No. 7 and No. 8 for a 41. Paumen carded pars on No. 4 and No. 8, but fell into a tie for the lead after carding a 46. Hepokoski opened Sunday's final 18 holes with three straight pars and added a par on No. 7 for a 44 while Rasmussen carded a 46.
A par on No. 11 gave Paumen a two-shot lead over Miller, who carded a par on No. 15 to stay within two shots. But Paumen sealed the win with a par on No. 17 to close with a 43 and a two-day total of 174. Miller finished with a 48 and two-day total of 179 while Hepokoski used pars on No. 11 and No. 17 for a 49 and two-day total of 185. A birdie on No. 11 and par on No. 13 led Rasmussen to a 48 on the back side and a two-day total of 190. Luann Hanson carded a 216 to round out the five women vying for the club title.
Suzanne Steele won her 12th women's senior title after defeating Paumen in a one-hole playoff. Both golfers shot 89s on Sunday. Paumen won the senior title last year.
Hepokoski carded a net 70 to win the First Flight while Kathie Kavolak and Penny Voss tied for first place in the Second Flight with net 76s.
WOMEN'S FIRST FLIGHT
1, Bev Hepokoski 93 (-23) net 70. 2 (tie), Kim Rasmussen 94 (-27) net 72 and Sharon Paumen 89 (-17) net 72.
WOMEN'S SECOND FLIGHT
1 (tie), Kathie Kavolak 106 (-30) net 76 and Penny Voss 103 (-27) net 76. 3, Judy Love 108 (-29) net 79.