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Leslie Spalding tees off Thursday in U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J.  – Billings golfer Leslie Spalding will play in her first U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship starting Thursday in Southern Pines, N.C.

Spalding just closed her 8th year as women’s head golf coach at San Diego State where her Aztecs won the Mountain West Conference Tournament by a stroke.

She previously played 10 years on the LPGA Tour after graduating from the University of Alabama and Billings Senior High School.

The U.S. Senior Women’s Open consists of 18 holes of stroke play each day from Thursday through Sunday  6,016-yard at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. In the case of a tie after 72 holes, a two-hole aggregate playoff will commence immediately following the conclusion of the fourth round.

All Times ET

Thursday (May 16), Hole #1 / Friday (May 17), Hole #10

7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. – Donna Andrews, Southern Pines, N.C. ; Maggie Will, Richmond, Va. ; Nanci Bowen, Travelers Rest, S.C.

7:41 a.m. – 12:51 p.m. – Jenny Lidback, Rio Verde, Ariz. ; Kimberly Williams, Bethesda, Md. ; (a) Akemi Nakata, Khaiat, Japan

7:52 a.m. – 1:02 p.m. – Dana Bates, Sandy Valley, Nev. ; Barb Bunkowsky, Canada ; Jane Crafter, Australia

8:03 a.m. – 1:13 p.m. – Laura Davies, England ; (a) Lara Tennant, Portland, Ore. ; Michele Redman, Minneapolis, Minn.

8:14 a.m. – 1:24 p.m. – Becky Iverson, Madison, Wis. ; (a) Susan West, Tuscaloosa, Ala. ; Nodjya Cook, Columbus, Ind.

8:25 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. – Laura Baugh, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. ; Joanne Carner, Kirkland, Wash. ; Jan

Stephenson, Australia

8:36 a.m. – 1:46 p.m. – Carolyn Barnett-Howe, Appleton, Wis. ; Amy Stubblefield, Saratoga, Wyo. ; (a) Hui Chong Dofflemyer, Belvidere, Ill.

8:47 a.m. – 1:57 p.m. – (a) Leigh Klasse, Cumberland, Wis. ; Jacqueline Gallagher-Smith, Jupiter, Fla. ; Carolyn Hill, Mesa, Ariz.

8:58 a.m. – 2:08 p.m. – (a) Patty Moore, Pinehurst, N.C. ; Cheryl Fox, Tiffin, Ohio ; Nancy Scranton, Centralia, Ill.

9:09 a.m. – 2:19 p.m. – Tammie Green Parker, Daytona Beach, Fla. ; Lorie Kane, Canada ; Barb Mucha, Orlando, Fla.

Thursday (May 16), Hole #10 / Friday (May 17), Hole #1

7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. – Sally Austin, Pinehurst, N.C. ; Rosie Jones, Hilton Head Island, S.C. ; (a) Tina Barker, Fairfield, Calif.

7:41 a.m. – 12:51 p.m. – Hollis Stacy, Savannah, Ga. ; Amy Alcott, Pacific Palisades, Calif. ; (a) Ellen Port, St. Louis, Mo.

7:52 a.m. – 1:02 p.m. – Kris Tschetter, Warrenton, Va. ; Jane Geddes, Ta.m.pa [ta.m.pa], Fla. ; Valerie Skinner, Bayhead, N.J.

8:03 a.m. – 1:13 p.m. – Liselotte Neumann, Sweden ; (a) Martha Leach, Hebron, Ky. ; Barbara Moxness, Edina, Minn.

8:14 a.m. – 1:24 p.m. – Marlene Davis, Williamsville, N.Y. ; (a) Terrill Samuel, Canada ; Alice Miller, Wilmington, Del.

8:25 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. – Wendy Doolan, Australia ; Helen Alfredsson, Sweden ; (a) Amy Ellertson, Free Union, Va.

8:36 a.m. – 1:46 p.m. – Juli Inkster, Los Altos, Calif. ; Patricia Johnson, England ; Danielle Ammaccapane,

Phoenix, Ariz.

8:47 a.m. – 1:57 p.m. – Elaine Crosby, Jackson, Mich. ; Laura Shanahan Rowe, Hampton, N.H. ; (a) Kathy Kurata, Los Angeles, Calif.

8:58 a.m. – 2:08 p.m. – Kay Cockerill, San Francisco, Calif. ; Joanne Foreman, Bellevue, Wash. ; Amy Fruhwirth, Phoenix, Ariz.

9:09 a.m. – 2:19 p.m. – Anne Marie Palli, Phoenix, Ariz. ; (a) Laura Coble, Augusta, Ga. ; Julie Piers, Canada

Thursday (May 16), Hole #1 / Friday (May 17), Hole #10

12:40 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Jean Bartholomew, Garden City, N.Y. ; Dina Ammaccapane, Phoenix, Ariz. ; (a) Lynne Cowan, Rocklin, Calif.

12:51 p.m. – 7:41 a.m. – Martha Nause, Minneapolis, Minn. ; (a) Sally Krueger, San Francisco, Calif. ; Cathy

Johnston-Forbes, Kitty Hawk, N.C.

1:02 p.m. – 7:52 a.m. – (a) Judith Kyrinis, Canada ; Yuko Saito, Japan ; Lisa DePaulo, Austin, Texas

1:13 p.m. – 8:03 a.m. – Cindy Figg-Currier, Austin, Texas ; (a) Sue Wooster, Australia ; Leslie Spalding, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

1:24 p.m. – 8:14 a.m. – (a) Kelley Nittoli, San Antonio, Texas ; Marilyn Lovander, Port Charlotte, Fla. ; Suzy Green-Roebuck, Ann Arbor, Mich.

1:35 p.m. – 8:25 a.m. – Susie Redman, The Woodlands, Texas ; (a) Marie Therese Torti, Canada ; Alicia Dibos, Greenwich, Conn.

1:46 p.m. – 8:36 a.m. – (a) Kim Eaton, Mesa, Ariz. ; Laurel Kean, Naples, Fla. ; Sherry Andonian, La Quinta, Calif.

1:57 p.m. – 8:47 a.m. – Yumi Kubota, Japan ; Joy Bonhurst, Kensington, Md. ; Mary Ann Hayward, Canada

2:08 p.m. – 8:58 a.m. – Lisa Grimes, Alexandria, Minn. ; (a) Susan Cohn, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. ; Nancy Harvey, Canada

2:19 p.m. – 9:09 a.m. – (a) Linda Bowman Segre, San Francisco, Calif. ; Susan Bond-Philo, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. ; Kammy Maxfeldt, Westport, Conn.

Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club Hole by Hole

Hole       1           2          3          4          5          6          7          8           9          Total

Par         5           4          3          4          3          4          4          4           4           35

Yards     456      413     128      323      168     374     381      342       368       2,953

Hole      10         11        12        13        14       15        16        17        18         Total

Par         5           4          4          3           4         5          3           4          4           36

Yards    478       339      328     157      362     476      163      373      387      3,063

Note: Yardages subject to change.

Scott Breen

Scott Breen

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