Proctor golfer Jackie Little reaches quarterfinals of U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
Canadian Jackie Little of Proctor lost to Patricia Cornett, 63, of Mill Valley, Calif. 2-and-1 in quarterfinal round play last week at the 56th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore.
Little was one of four Canadians advancing into the quarterfinal round of the elite U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament.
The five-time winner of the British Columbia Women’s Amateur and British Columbia Senior Women’s Amateur led for the early part of the match before Cornett took the lead for good on the ninth hole.
Cornett held a two-up advantage through 15 holes before Little closed to within one on the 16th.
However, Cornett got that lead right back with a birdie on the 17th while Little registered a par.
Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont., defeated fellow Canadian Terrill Samuel, of Etobicoke, Ont, 4-and-3 to capture the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship.
This is the third time Little has played in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, previously advancing to the Round of 16 (2008) and Round of 32 (2009).
Little, formerly of Port Alberni, is a member of the Golf Hall of Fame of British Columbia (2009), Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame (2012) and the PNGA Hall of Fame (2017).
She and her husband, Pat, have two children, Robert and Janine, and formerly owned the Hollies Executive Golf Course in Canada
Rob is manager at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson.