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Rome native Kahler wins New York State Women’s Senior Amateur

Posted 8/25/22

In a runaway victory, Ballston Spa Country Club’s Susan Kahler claimed her second New York State Women’s Senior Amateur title.

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Rome native Kahler wins New York State Women’s Senior Amateur

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ITHACA — In a runaway victory, Ballston Spa Country Club’s Susan Kahler claimed her second New York State Women’s Senior Amateur title. The Rome native won the event at RaNic Golf Club.

The 2013 champion came into the final round with a three-stroke cushion and never surrendered the lead. She finished at 7-over for the event, carding a 73 then a 78 for a total of 151. She is the Union College assistant women’s golf coach.

This title makes it four for Kahler. In addition to her 2013 Women’s Senior, she captured the 2013 and 2014 state Mixed Team Championships with her brother Gary.

“It means so much to me,” Kahler said. “I’m 64 years old and every year new gals come in … It’s another feather, I just appreciate the game and I love the game. I thank my father for teaching me the game. He’s still around at 93 and called me right after the round to congratulate me and that means a tremendous amount.”

Kahler learned the game at Teugega Country Club.

Kelly wins super senior title

Mary Jo Kelly, of Wolfert’s Roost Country Club, became a three-time state amateur champion with her win at the 15th state Women’s Super Senior Amateur Championship.

With four golfers in contention at the last hole, Kelly made a par putt for her second straight title. She also claimed a state Women’s Amateur title in 1980.

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