The U.S. Senior Women’s Open will get underway on Thursday, May 16th at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club.  For the second straight season the state of Wisconsin will have numerous players teeing it up with ties to the state.  Leading way for the Wisconsin Section, PGA will be PGA Life Member Carolyn Barnett-Howe and The Bridges Golf Course Director of Golf Becky Iverson.  Barnett-Howe was able to punch her ticket to the championship via qualifying in Lakeland, Fla on April 23rd, while Iverson was exempt via her finish on The Legends Tour performance points list.

Joining Barnett-Howe and Iverson in the 120 player field will be three other players with Wisconsin ties.  Appleton native Sue Ginter, Sheboygan native Martha Nause and Cumberland resident Leigh Klaase, each will be making their second appearance in the event.

The 72-hole championship will run from Thursday until Sunday.  The championship was open to any player 50 and older as of May 16th and any amateur participant must have a handicap index of 7.4 or less to attempt to qualify.  After 36 holes of play the field will be cut to the low 50 and ties.

Live scoring will be available throughout the event, while the final two rounds will be televised on FS1.