It's no wonder that Jane Mason won the recent Seniors Championship of the Women's Peninsula Golf Association. She's won just about everything else over the years.
The WPGA, which claims members from all over Delmarva, held its main event at Nassawango Country Club, and Mason waltzed away with top honors on a fine 77 gross score. One of the several golf memberships Mason holds is at Nassawango, but she has garnered honors on many other courses.
The runner-up in this tournament was Liz McClary of Ocean City Golf & Yacht Club, no stranger to the winner's circle herself. She posted an 85 in the vain chase after Mason.
Melinda Morgan also had an 85 but it won First Flight laurels for her, as Mason and McClary were in the Championship Flight. Following Morgan were two Green Hill Country and Yacht Club stalwarts, Connie Hillman at 87 and Pat Bolte with 88.
The Second Flight wound up in a tie between a pair of Nutter's Crossing women, Marian Faust and Marie Orem, both at 86. Faust prevailed in the playoff, and Joanne Kirby of Ocean Pines took the third prize with an 89.
In the Third Flight, it was Sherry Pope, another Nutter's woman, on top at 88, followed by Linda Wells and Bettey Black, both with 92s. Dee Muir captured Fourth Flight honors with a 93, topping Maryruth Peck at 97 and Edith Johnson at 98.
Susan Davis led the Fifth Flighters with a 92, as Marian Dryden hit 103 for second and Hazel Harris 104 to take third. Finally, the Sixth Flight crown was taken by Sandra Jones on a 104 card, with Joan Heckman at 106 and Marion Mitchell 111.
Featuring the theme of the "Bluebird of Happiness," the Ocean Pines Ladies Golf Association-9 Holers held its annual Member-Guest Tournament. Pairs included combinations such as mother and daughter, mother and daughter-in-law, sisters, house guests and guests from other clubs.
There were six places awarded on each of two nines, with the top spots going to Joan Sarisky and Nancy Strickland in a match of 29 cards with Dottie Calhoun and Barbara Plogman for Front Nine laurels and to Gerrie Martin with Kay Hammett alone atop the Back Niners with a solid 30 score.
Filling out the Front Nine place-makers were Jan Schlegel and Juanita Norman in third with 31, Regina Painter and Fay Whyte in fourth on a 32 total. The latter tandem earned their spot in match of cards over Mary Sadler and Susan Paige, who, in turn, took fifth in a match with Helen McAllister and Ann Cooper.
Other prize winners in the Back Nine competition were Eileen Gibbons and Dee Bennett in second on a match of 33 cards over Lois Hall and Winnie Cavanaugh, who had to settle for third. Barbara Wilcox and Scottie Gough took fourth, losing a match of cards with Hall and Cavanaugh, fifth went to Eleanor Howarth and Emma Jo Crawford in yet another match of cards (35s) with Cathy Kirchner and Ellen Barnes.