2017 Top 60 Women’s Classic
Event DateJun 30, 2017
LocationThe Savannah Golf Club
Entries OpenMar 22, 2017
Entries CloseJun 14, 2017
Kayla Jones Wins Georgia Top 60 Women's Classic
SAVANNAH, Ga. --- Kayla Jones of Alpharetta wins the Georgia Top 60 Women's Classic at 1-over-par 147, three strokes ahead of runner-up and Georgia Golf Hall of Famer Laura Coble of Augusta. The 36th edition of this competition took place at The Savannah Golf Club, June 30-July 1.
During Friday's opening round, Jones recorded three birdies and five bogeys for a 2-over-par 75 and a share of the 18-hole lead. On Saturday, she picked up where she left off and took control early with a birdie on the first hole. Two bogeys and a birdie later Jones made the turn at even for the day and 2-over for the championship. On the back nine, she birdied three of five holes to build a three-stroke advantage. She found trouble on the final hole with a double-bogey, but that was not enough to move her out of the top spot for the win.
Coble, a member of both the Georgia Golf and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, earned runner-up honors at 4-over-par 150 (76-74). She won the Georgia Top 60 Women's Classic in 1998.
Lauren Lightfritz of Suwanee (76-75) and Sarah Harrison of Martinez (75-76) tied for third at 5-over-par 151. Two players came in fifth at 6-over-par 152, including Maggie Ashmore of Kingston (77-75) and Mary Ellen Shuman of St. Simons Island (76-76). A trio of players share seventh place at 7-over-par 153 in Jorie Hodapp of Villa Rica (77-76), Mercedes Huarte-Brindle of Suwanee (76-77) and Louise Yu of Duluth (76-77). Rounding out the top 10 in the overall standings was Jordan Daniel of Sharpsburg at 8-over-par 154 (76-78).
Once 18 holes were played, the field was divided into four flights. Jones was the overall champion and winner of the Championship flight. Katy Harris of St. Simons Island won flight one at 10-over-par 156 (81-75). In the second flight, Danielle Davis of St. Simons Island finished on top at 18-over-par 164 (86-78). Rachel Belanger of Johns Creek earned the honors of flight three at 22-over-par 168 (91-77).
Entries were open to female amateur golfers who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 15.0. The field with the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes competed over 36 holes of flighted stroke play.