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Tournament of Team Champions
This year's championship was held at Lake Shore Country Club from August 13 to 15. Conditions were ideal. The golf course was in excellent condition providing a fair but challenging test . The staff at Lake Shore was most welcoming. And the weather was superb for golf.
This event is a singles match play format. Play on Tuesday and Wednesday set the stage for the final competitions. Thursday morning pitted two Past Champions Jessica Lederhausen of Northmoor (2007) and Char McLear of McHenry (1975) in the semi final bracket. Jessica Lederhausen won that match in 16 holes, 3 & 2. Her daughter, Rosanna Lederhausen of Northmoor defeated Kelly Muskat of Crystal Lake 2 and 1 setting the stage for an all Lederhausen final match.
The finals began on the first tee with a quick hug and kiss and shared words of encouragement. Rosanna won the first hole and then drove through the trees on the right on the par 4 second hole. After a great recovery to the front edge of the green, Rosanna two putted from the fringe to save par and go up 2. Rosanna then birdied 3 and 4 and made par on 5 to go up 5. To complete the run up Rosanna birdied 7 to go up 6. Jessica battled back winning 9 with a great pitch to within 8' of the cup and then stiffing an iron to the flag on 12 to birdie that hole, too. They halved out to end the match on the 15th green, Rosanna up 4 and 3. The match ended as it began, with a hug, a kiss and words of support.
Rosanna is entering Brown University in the fall and will play on the women's golf team there. She credits her High School team experience with teaching her patience and giving her the freedom to develop her competition skills. She has also competed on the national stage in AJGA and US Girls events.
For Jessica, the final round against her daughter was a mental challenge. Medal play would have been easier, but in match play, where opponents play hole by hole, she kept looking up and seeing “Oh, that's my cute daughter.” So she tried not to look. Jessica's three daughters and son are all very talented competition golfers and her advice to parents hoping to develop their children's interest in the game: make it fun. And never ask your daughters if they want to play. Just bring them along.
Elsewhere in the field, Gay Crain (Boulder Ridge) won the Championship Consolation bracket. Winners by flighets were: 1st flight, Denise Radek (Medinah); 2nd Flight, Betty Weinstein (Lake Shore); 3rd Flight, Rebecca Smith (Oak Park); 4th Flight Mary Warren (Butterfield); 5th Flight, Vicki Lee (Sunset Ridge); 6th Flight, Pam Strobel (Lake Shore)
To see all the winners, click here. For more details on the results of the 82 matches that were completed in this tournament, click on Match Play Tree. There are also many more photos from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Winners and a slideshow.
Ellen Rehm, Low Gross Winner, Diane Mazurczak, Tournament Director and Martha Glass, Low Net Winner
Butterfield Country Club very graciously arranged for a rain date after this tournament was rained out in May. The replacement date in August was a beautiful golf day, a warm and overcast day with no wind, just a very hard golf course. Ellen Rehm of Butterfield was the Overall Low Gross Winner and Martha Glass of Briarwood won Low Net. For complete results, click here.
Lisa Shank, Geneva National & Sue Leineberg, McHenry
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