It took quite a rally on the final day, but two players with 44 CGA women’s championships between them teamed up for another one Tuesday, May 22.
Colorado Golf Hall of Famers Kim Eaton of Mesa, Ariz., and Janet Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club came back from a seven-shot deficit in the final round to win the CGA Women’s Brassie Championship at The Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs.
The victory was Eaton’s seventh in this four-ball stroke-play event, and Moore’s fifth, but their first together. In fact, it was the first time they’ve played as partners in any CGA women’s team event.
The result gives Eaton 25 career titles in CGA/CWGA women’s championships, tying the record of another Colorado Golf Hall of Famer, Carol Flenniken. Moore is right up there on the all-time list as well, with 21 career victories.
Eaton and Moore trailed their fellow competitors, college golfers Delaney Benson (Creighton) and Hannah More (Colorado Mesa) by seven shots after Monday’s opening round. But the Hall of Famers teamed up for a better-ball 4-under-par 68 Tuesday to win by one with a 4-under 140 total.
Eaton and Moore made five better-ball birdies and one bogey Tuesday. And they finished strong, with Moore making birdies on 16 and 17 as the pair went ahead for good.
Benson and More followed up their first-round 65 with a 76 Tuesday to finish second at 141. Kathy West, the 2017 champion with Christie Austin, joined with Sue O’Connor to claim third place at 147.
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