Watson/Boothe collect title in Boone, Hansen/Parmenter grab net crown
From left – Soni Hansen, Ardrae Parmenter, Tish Boothe and Fiona Watson.
What a great way to cap off the IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series Events with a fun tournament over the weekend at Honey Creek Golf Club in Boone. Fiona Watson and Tish Boothe won their second Mid-Am Series Event of the season after carding a five-under 66 in Saturday’s round.
Boothe helped the team with a quick birdie on the first hole. Watson followed it up with another birdie on the fourth hole. On holes 6-10, Boothe was on a hot streak. She recorded three birdies and made four-straight pars after the 10th hole.
Sitting at four-under with one hole remaining and the tournament locked up, Boothe continued to pour it on and made another birdie on the final hole. Watson and Boothe took the win by five shots. Watson carded a 74 and Boothe fired a 69 for a 66 total in four-ball format.
Nicki Clayton and Kelly Nelson tied with Michelle Klein and Kelly Nelson for second place. The two teams posted an even round of 71 but finished five shots behind the leaders. Mikayla Olson and Kelly Davidson tied with Carroll Dethrow and Janece Schwartzkopf for fourth place at one-over.
In the Net Division, Soni Hansen and Ardrae Parmenter won off a card-back over Nicki Clayton and Julie Hartman after posting an 11-under net round of 60. Hansen has now won back-to-back Women’s Mid-Am Series Events after her win at A.H. Blank in Des Moines.
Carroll Dethrow and Janece Schwartzkopf took third place with an eight-under net round. Kathy Fortune and Laura Pierce posted seven-under to take fourth place. Rounding out the top-five are the Gross Division champions, Watson and Boothe.
1. Fiona Watson/Tish Boothe -5 66
T2. Nicki Clayton/Julie Hartman E 71
T2. Michelle Klein/Kelly Nelson E 71
T4. Mikayla Olson/Julie Davidson +1 72
T4. Carroll Dethrow/Janece Schwartzkopf +1 72
1. Soni Hansen/Ardrae Parmenter -11 60
2. Nicki Clayton/Julie Hartman -11 60
3. Carroll Dethrow/Janece Schwartzkopf -8 63
4. Kathy Fortune/Laura Pierce -7 64
5. Fiona Watson/Tish Boothe -6 65