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‘Super Sue’ stands ground in Iowa

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Sue Wooster during last year's US Senior Women's Amateur quarter-finals. (Image: USGA)

Sue Wooster’s aspirations to extend her North American trophy collection is one step closer as the Victorian advanced to the round of 32 at the US Women’s Senior Amateur overnight.

Wooster, a member at The National Golf Club on the Mornington Peninsula, secured a promising 4&3 win over her US opponent Kim Eaton to keep her dreams alive.

The reigning Australian Senior Amateur champion never went down throughout her 16-hole match, with bogeys on the 3rd and 7th holes her only blemish in an otherwise spectacular round.

Eaton won a hole back with a birdie on the par-3 12th to move to 1-down, but the No.31 seed was no match for a steady Wooster with a trifecta of pars from 13 securing the victory.

Wooster, 57, is set to face No. 2 seed Ellen Port in tomorrow’s round of 32 at Cedar Rapids Country Club, in Iowa.

The No.34 seed advanced to the match play phase after rounds of 79-77 in the stroke play phase.

The dual North and South Senior Amateur champion arrived in top form after recording a tied third finish at the English Senior Women’s Open Amateur in June.

Wooster received an exemption into the field courtesy of her runner-up finish in Florida last year, conceding on the 16th hole to Lara Tennant in the final.


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