PNGA crowns Women Senior champions; Tacoma golfer wins Gig Harbor City Am

Updated: October 3, 2023

Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay, B.C. and Karen Madison of Spokane Valley, Wash. won respective titles  at the 36th PNGA Senior Women’s and 11th Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championships; while Tina Papatolis of Issaquah, Wash. won the 21st  PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

    The three championships were held concurrently September 19-21 at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club in Federal Way, Wash.

    Stouffer successfully defended her title in the Senior Women’s Amateur with a commanding 10-shot victory over the second-place finisher, Tomoko Ratzlaff of Sammamish, Washington. Stouffer posted consistent rounds of 74-74-73 to secure the victory, and she was the only player in the field to card three sub-75 rounds.

Stouffer is the reigning PNGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year, and this victory marks her second PNGA title. Last year, she won the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. This marks the second time that Madison has won the Super Senior Women’s Amateur, previously claiming victory in 2015. This marks Papatolis’s first PNGA title. She previously competed in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and won the 2019 Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur.