Joanne Carner (79) Shoots Her Age To Kick Off Inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open

All sorts of great anecdotes at 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.”