All sorts of great anecdotes at Golfweek.com from Beth Ann Nichols on Joanne Carner's opening round in the inaugural 79 U.S. Senior Women's Open. Opening with a 43 in her first round walking a golf course in 14 years, Carner battled.
She relied on the advice of club caddie Peter Wilson, a student at Carnegie Mellon with a penchant for reading greens, to shoot her age in Round 1.
“She is one of the toughest women I have ever met,” said an admiring Helen Alfredsson.
When asked if she was pleased with the score, Carner shook her head emphatically.
“No, I just hit some atrocious shots,” she said. “Like golf 101.”
Carner went on to describe what went wrong on the squirrely 5-wood she hit up the last: “I can tell you all the alibis.”