Interview with Madison Jordan
Jordan wins Greenville Womens Amateur
Madison Jordan made up five shots in the final round to win the Greater Greenville Ladies Amateur Golf Association championship. The tournament was played at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca.
Jordan started the final round trailing Anderson University golfer Samantha Ellison by five shots. The incoming Lander golfer made up the difference shooting a second round 75 to move ahead of Ellison.
“I drove the ball really good today and I made one birdie,” said Jordan. “I played today the way I should play all the time,” she added.
Jordan’s two day total of 155 was enough to take a three shot victory over Ellison and the championship.
“I played in the tournament last year at Southern Oaks and finished fifth so I’m really happy to have gotten the win,” said Jordan.
As a high school golfer the Pendleton grad was the player of the year in her region and won the Upper State title. She made All-State in her last year in high school.
Lander University is bringing back its women’s golf program this year and Jordan is among a group of talented freshmen golfers who will play golf at the Greenwood school.
“I’m really blessed to be able to play college golf. Coming out of this tournament with a win has given me a real bump, I’m excited to start college,” she said.
The Senior championship was won by Liz Yacovone who edged out Chrissie Spidell by a shot for the title.
The Super-Senior champion was Candy Young and the Mid-Am championship was won by Julie Nestler.
Flight Winners included, First Flight – Madison Jordan, Second Flight – Julie Nestler, Third Flight – Debbie Hassell, Fourth Flight – Candy Young, Fifth Flight – Kim Wolcoveik.