Defending champion Mina Hardin won two matches Tuesday to
advance to the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur quarterfinals.
Hardin, of Fort Worth, Texas, defeated Denise Desilet of
Wichita, Kan., 4 and 2, in the morning, then cruised past Brenda
Pictor of Marietta, Ga., 5 and 4.
Fellow Texan and former champion Anna Schultz of Rockwall also
moved on. Schultz, who won in 2007, defeated Alexandra Frazier of
Haverford, Pa., 5 and 4, then played a terrific approach shot to 18
to top Leigh Klasse, 51, of St. Anthony, Minn., 1 up in the
Hardin next plays Susan Rheney, 52, of Greensboro, Ga., and
Schultz’s next match is against 64-year-old Nancy Smith, the oldest
of the quarterfinalists.
Medalist Lisa Schlesinger was among the other winners.