Throwback to 1969: Shelley Tops Harriet For State Golf Title
Shelley Tops Harriet For State Golf Title
Originally published by Cecil Starnes, 1969
Two golf champions—one from Northern California and the other from Southern California—met head-on today in the finals of the California Women's State Amateur Golf Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Course.
Shelley Hamlin, medalist in the U.S. Women's Open and the National Junior Amateur, the U.S. Women's Open and the National Junior Amateur, teed off against school marm, Harriet Glanville of Long Beach, who is the winner of the Long Beach City Women's Amateur in 1962-63-64-66, and medalist Tuesday in the present women's state tournament.
Miss Hamlin won 5-4.
Miss Hamlin battled her way into the finals today by drubbing Marian Snyder of Watsonville 7-6 in the first round, ousting Barbara Handley of Carmel Valley 2-1 in the quarter-finals and then toppling school mate, Noni Schneider, 3-2 in the semifinals yesterday.
Miss Glanville won the right to play in the finals today by topping Vera Golden of Gardena, 1-up in the first go-round, Jane Woolley 5-4 in the quarterfinals, and then drubbing Susan Meze 4-3 in the semifinals yesterday.
On her way to victory yesterday, Miss Hamlin carded an eagle three on the second hole to grab a one up lead and then increased the advantage to three by the end of the 10th. The two golfers then played "give-and-take" for the remainder of the match with Shelley, the winner by that ended on the 16th hole a 3-2 margin.
Miss Glanville halved the first hole in her math and then won four in a row. The ace sticker dropped the seventh to Miss Meze, but erased the deficit on the 13th.
The two golfers halved the two remaining holes were the match ended 4-3. Miss Glanville was two over par for the 15 holes played.
In Flight play finals, 16-year-old Pacific Grove High School student Liana Zambresky, of Pebble Beach, toppled Pat Stimming 4-3 to win the Pebble Beach Flight.