under-par 70 to tie Maggie Leef of the
Legend Clubs and Sydney Wells of Riverside GC in Menominee River GC in Michigan. Shepherd and Pfaender won the title
on the third playoff hole.
Shepherd was also in the mix at Wisconsin’s annual women’s stroke play event, co-sponsored by the WWSGA and the
Wisconsin Women’s Public Links Golf Association. Shepherd shot 74-79-75–228 at
Whispering Springs GC in Fond du Lac in
July to finish one stroke behind UW player
Jessie Gerry of Monona GC.
In June, Shepherd tied for 14th place at
the Wisconsin Women’s State Open at
SentryWorld in Stevens Point, shooting 76-
Shepherd finished the season with 680
points, just ahead of Wells, who recorded
626 points. Leef was third with 539 points.
For the points list PDF, click here.
WWSGA SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
aggie Leef, of the Legend Clubs, had
several high finishes this summer on the
way to earning WWSGA senior player
of the year honors, for women ama-
teurs 50 and older.
Leef, 51, shot 77-77-75–229 to fin-
ish third at the WWSGA/WWPLGA
Stroke Play Championship, just two
shots behind champion Jessie
Gerry of Madison. Leef also
teamed with Syd Wells to finish
second behind Jackie Shepherd
earn the ninth seed in qualifying before
marching to the championship match.
YEAR OF THE PLAYER
PLAYER OF THE
LEEF COMPETED IN
THE U.S. SENIOR
AMATEUR AND U.S.
WHO PLAYS AT
PLAY AND BEST-
THE LEGEND CLUBS
YEAR OF THE PLAYER
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ATHLETICS
WWSGA Bestball. Leef and Wells shot 70.
Leef was medalist at the WWSGA Match
Play Championship at The Racine CC with
a score of 74, but lost in first round of
match play. Leef also tied for third at the
WWSGA Mid-Amateur Championship at
Butte des Morts CC in Appleton with
rounds of 77 and 82 for a 159 total.
On the national level, Leef shot 78-75–
153 in qualifying at the U.S. Senior
Women’s Amateur Championship at the
Honors Course in Tennessee, to tie for
14th place. Leef won her first two matches
before losing in the third round.
Leef also represented Wisconsin at the
USGA Women’s State Team Championship
at the Landings Club in Savannah, Ga. She
led the three-player contingent from Wisconsin, shooting 75-78-82–235, while the
team finished in 24th place.
Leef ended the year with 573 senior
player of the year points to easily out-dis-tance the competition. In second place
was last year’s player of the year, Katie Falk
of Milwaukee CC, with 145 points. Pat
Roisum of Lake Ripley CC in Cambridge
was third with 135 points. For the points
list PDF, click here.