Pam Prescott has been close to claiming a win in a Women’s South Carolina Golf Association championship several times over the years.
Prescott took a two-shot lead into the final round, but got off to a rough start.
“I got off to a bad start,” she said. “I had a double and a bogey and by the fifth hole I was getting nervous that it might be getting away from me,” said Prescott.
The girls golf coach at Powdersville High School didn’t change her swing or grip, instead she changed her ball marker.
“I had to try something and changing the ball marker seemed to work,” she joked. “Until the 16th hole,” she added.
Prescott held the lead over Terrie Allemang from Sea Pines Country Club.
In the second round, the two golfers both had their ups and downs without either able to pull away from the other.
Prescott survived a big number in both rounds of the tournament.
In the first round she carded a nine on the 18th hole, but also made 5-birdies.
In the final round the par 4 16th hole could have cost Prescott the tournament. She took a triple bogey and felt fortunate to get away with a seven.
“I hit one in the water and my next shot barely stayed out of the water on the other side of the green. I was really fortunate to come away from that hole still with the lead,” she said.
Prescott pared the final two holes to post an 80 and a 154 total. Allemang also shot an 80 to finish at 156 allowing Prescott to keep her two shot lead.
Karen Feree from Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island shot a 76 for the best score in the final round, but with her first round 79 came up a shot short of Prescott.
“In these tournaments you don’t know what anybody else is doing. That is fine with me, I just want to play and if its good enough to win, great,” she said.
The Pickens Country Club golfer is a past Greater Greenville ladies champion.
“When you play against golfers like Terrie and Karen and you win you have to feel good because they are really good players,” she said.
Flight winners included, First Flight – Terrie Allemang, Sea Pines Country Club, Second Flight – Cecelia Barksdale Purvis, Pine Lakes Country Club, Third Flight – Karen Harwood, Spring Valley Country Club.
The Legends Division title was won by Karen Wolfe from the Ponderosa Golf Club. Wolfe won the division title by shooting rounds of 77-75 for a 152 total.
Legends Flight winners, First Flight – Betty Jean Armbruster, Carolina Country Club, Second Flight – Charlotte Stewart, Furman, Third Flight – Judy Wright, Country Club of Spartanburg.