U.S. SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR
U.S. Senior Women's Amateur: Meet the Quarterfinalists October 9, 2018 | Vero Beach, Fla. By Brian DePasquale, USGA

2013 runner-up Susan Cohn has advanced to the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur quarterfinals for the third time. (USGA/Fred Vuich)

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Susan Cohn, 55, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

  • Born March 29, 1963 in New York City, N.Y.
  • Not ranked in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Earned No. 24 seed with rounds of 79-74 in stroke play
  • Defeated Julie Harrison, 3 and 1, in Round of 16 to reach the quarterfinals for the third time
  • Competing in her eighth USGA championship and sixth Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Runner-up to Ellen Port in the 2013 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.
  • Played in the 1989 U.S. Women’s Amateur and 1992 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur
  • Won the Palm Beach County Women’s Amateur 15 times and finished third in the 1990 Mexican Women’s Amateur
  • Member of the University of North Carolina golf team from 1982-85
  • Her son, Aaron, was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference infielder as a member of the Duke University baseball team (2011-14)
  • Works in merchandise at Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club
     

Patricia Ehrhart, 53, of Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Born Sept. 8, 1965 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Not ranked in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Earned No. 13 seed with rounds of 72-77 in stroke play
  • Defeated No. 4 seed Ellen Port, a three-time U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion, in the Round of 16 for the second consecutive year
  • Competing in her 10th USGA championship and fourth Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Senior Women’s Amateur, losing to Terrill Samuel in 19 holes
  • Also reached semifinals in the 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur
  • Tied for 23rd in the Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill.
  • Leading money winner on the LPGA’s Futures Tour (now Symetra Tour) in 1996, and played on the LPGA Tour in 1997 before regaining her amateur status
  • Travel and event manager for Margaritaville Surf Team and her three daughters, Scarlett, Lola and Mason, are all team members
  • Margaritaville captain is award-winning singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett

Kathy Kurata, 58, of Pasadena, Calif.

  • Born Sept. 26, 1960 in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Not ranked in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Earned No. 32 seed with rounds of 77-78 in stroke play
  • Upended medalist Pamela Kuong, 4 and 3, in the Round of 32
  • Edged 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur runner-up Mary Jane Hiestand in the Round of 16
  • Competing in her 23rd USGA championship
  • Advanced to match play in all seven U.S. Senior Women’s Amateurs in which she has played
  • Tied for 47th in the Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill., as a sectional qualifier
  • Reached match play in nine of 12 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs in which she has competed
  • Began playing golf at age 6 and was a member of the Southern California Junior Golf Association
  • Has won three SCGA Senior Women’s Amateur and three SCGA Women’s Stroke-Play titles

 

Judith Kyrinis, 54, of Canada

  • Born April 21, 1964 in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • No. 1,010 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Earned No. 3 seed with rounds of 70-76 in stroke play
  • Defeated Terri Frohnmayer, the 2011 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion, in the Round of 32 and Laura Coble, 3 and 2, in the Round of 16
  • Won the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur by defeating Terrill Samuel, 4 and 3, in the final and will face her again in this year’s quarterfinals
  • Reached at least the quarterfinal round in four of five Senior Women’s Amateurs played and was the 2014 runner-up to Joan Higgins
  • Competing in her 16th USGA championship, including the 2015 Women’s Amateur
  • Participated in the USGA Celebration of Champions during 2018 U.S. Open week at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
  • Played in the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club
  • Semifinalist in the 2000 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, losing to eventual champion Ellen Port
  • Registered nurse at Toronto General Hospital in the Pre-Admission Clinic
     

Terrill Samuel, 57, of Canada

  • Born April 8, 1961 in England
  • No. 1,582 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Earned No. 6 seed with rounds of 77-71 in stroke play
  • Posted a 4-and-3 triumph over Lisa McGill in the Round of 16 and will face defending champion Judith Kyrinis in the quarterfinals
  • Runner-up to Kyrinis in 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, losing, 4 and 3, in the final at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore.
  • Playing in her 17th USGA championship, including her sixth Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Reached match play in five of seven U.S. Women’s Amateurs in which she has competed
  • Won the Ontario Women’s Mid-Amateur in 2010 and the Ontario Senior Women’s Amateur in 2011
  • Claimed the Canadian Senior Women’s Amateur title in 2012 and 2015
  • Did not begin playing golf competitively until 1984 when she was 23 years old
  • A teacher and a high school volleyball coach in the Toronto School District
     

Lara Tennant, 51, of Portland, Ore.

  • Born Dec. 12, 1966 in Portland, Ore.
  • No. 2,339 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Earned No. 10 seed with rounds of 75-74 in stroke play
  • Posted a 3-and-2 victory over No. 7 seed Marilyn Hardy in the Round of 16
  • Co-medalist and No. 1 seed in 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, which was conducted at her home course, Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore.
  • Competing in her 14th USGA championship, which includes two Girls’ Juniors (1983, 1984) and two Women’s Amateurs (2000, 2008)
  • Recorded the first hole-in-one in the Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open when she aced the 163-yard, par-3 seventh at Chicago Golf Club
  • In 2017 and 2018, she won both the Oregon Golf Association Women’s Mid-Amateur and OGA Senior Women Amateur
  • Has five children, two boys and three girls, ranging from ages 17 to 22
     

Corey Weworski, 56, of Carlsbad, Calif.

  • Born Feb. 11, 1962 in San Diego, Calif.
  • No. 1,954 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Earned No. 2 seed with rounds of 72-73 in stroke play
  • Defeated Leigh Klasse, 1 up, in the Round of 16 and Adrienne MacLean, 2 and 1, in the Round of 32
  • Advanced to the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur quarterfinals for a second time after reaching the round in 2013 at CordeValle
  • Qualified for match play in all seven Senior Women’s Amateurs in which she has competed
  • Playing in her 41st USGA championship, which includes six Women’s Amateurs
  • Won the 2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur by defeating Virginia Grimes, 5 and 4, in the final
  • Competed in 23 Women’s Mid-Amateurs and has a 28-19 match-play record
  • Member of USA Team in 2005 Copa de las Americas
  • Played college golf at U.S. International in San Diego and Sacramento State
  • Her oldest son, Tyler, competes on several professional tours, including the Web.com Tour


Sue Wooster, 56, of Australia

  • Born April 16, 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria
  • No. 876 in World Amateur Golf Ranking™
  • Earned No. 5 seed with rounds of 73-74 in stroke play
  • Recorded a 4-and-2 victory over Marie-Therese Torti, of Canada, in the Round of 16
  • Competing in her 10th USGA championship and sixth Senior Women’s Amateur
  • Reached Senior Women’s Amateur quarterfinals for the first time after never advancing past Round of 32
  • Tied for 40th in the Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club
  • Chosen Australian Golf Digest senior player of the year and won this year’s New Zealand Women’s Senior Amateur
  • Won last year’s Canadian Women’s Senior Championship in a playoff and became the first international champion since 2006
  • Runner-up in the 2017 Women’s Senior Amateur Championship, conducted by The R&A
  • Captured three Australian Mid-Amateur and three Victoria State Mid-Amateur titles
  • Has four children and started playing golf at age 25

 

Brian DePasquale is a manager of championship communications for the USGA. Email him at bdepasquale@usga.org.

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