Alberni’s Little one stroke back from leader in BC Senior Women’s golf championship

Port Alberni golfer Jackie Little shot a two-over-par 75 to sit in second place after the opening round of the BC Senior Women's Championship at Cranbrook Golf Club, Tuesday. This is Little's first major tournament back since recovering from a serious auto accident more than a year ago.

Cranbrook, BC – Two-time Champion Alison Murdoch, of Victoria Golf Club, shot a 1-over-par 74 to take the first-round lead at the BC Senior Women’s Championship at Cranbrook Golf Club in Cranbrook, BC. She is one stroke ahead of Port Alberni golfer Jackie Little, who shot a 75 for second place.

Murdoch, 61, offset her five bogeys with four birdies giving her a one shot lead over BC Golf Hall of Fame member Jackie Little, 53, of The Hollies Golf Course. This is Little’s first major tournament back since she was hit by a truck in a crosswalk in Port Alberni a year and a half ago.

Sitting in third place is Val Westell, of Zone 3, at 3-over-par 76.

Murdoch previously won the BC Senior Women’s Championship in 2005 and 2009, and is also a four-time Canadian Senior Women’s Champion (2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007).

With her score of 74, Murdoch also leads the Super Senior division which she won last year.  In second place is Holly Horwood, of Shaughnessy Golf & CC, at 6-over-par 79.

The second round will tee-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. MST on Wednesday, June 15.

Starting times, post-round results and a full field list are available online.

The following are the top 5 opening-round scores from the BC Senior Women’s Championship @ Cranbrook Golf Club:

1. Alison Murdoch, Victoria GC, *39-35-74 +1

2. Jackie Little, Alberni GC, *38-37-75 +2

3. Val Westell, Fraser Valley Zone 3, *40-36-76 +3

4. Lynda Palahniuk, Kelowna G & CC, *40-37-77 +4

5. Becky Nelson, Capilano G&CC, *42-37-79 +6

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