Logsdon wins Juniper over Osborne in playoff

By LINDA YOUNKIN/lyounkin@state-journal.com Published:

Sometimes 18 holes of golf just aren’t enough.

Charlotte Logsdon of Somerset and Jennifer Osborne of Danville went through a four-hole playoff to decide the winner of the Juniper Invitational Wednesday at Juniper Hill.

A par on No. 4 gave Logsdon the win, her first in the Juniper.

“I wouldn’t say it’s nerve wracking,” Logsdon said of the playoff, “but it’s difficult because you’re playing with friends and you want to see them do well. I played with a terrific foursome.”

Logsdon was paired with Osborne, Donna McNeil and Joan Waldrop for 18 holes.

Logsdon, Osborne and Cynthia Powell all shot 76 to lead the championship flight and force a playoff.

Logsdon and Osborne both parred No. 1, the first playoff hole, and Powell took a bogey.

It took three more holes before Logsdon was able to edge Osborne for the win.

Osborne had some challenging shots in the playoff – her tee shot on No. 2 went into the net protecting the No. 9 tee area, she landed to the right of the green with her tee shot on No. 3, and on No. 4 her tee shot went to the left into the trees – but she was able to make terrific second shots that kept her in the playoff.

Logsdon, meanwhile, was sending most of her tee shots right down the middle of the fairway.

“My tee shots were good,” she said about her round Wednesday. “It was a pretty even keel day – no penalties, no up and downs – kind of a steady round.

“In the playoff the only shot I can complain about, and I really can’t complain, was my chip shot on No. 3 that I scalded. The grass was a little short there, and I hit it a little hard and it went up past the pin. That was my worst shot of the playoff.”

That shot was Logsdon’s second of the hole, after her tee shot landed just in front of the green. Both players bogeyed No. 3 to keep the playoff going.

Logsdon has had a full summer of golf. She was second in the Tea Cup at Danville, and she’s played in several team events.

She and Brenda Wilson, who also played in the Juniper, won an event at Greenbrier, and Logsdon, Wilson, Osborne and Freda Cundiff – another Juniper participant – were second in a tournament at Andover.

“It’s been a fast but good summer,” Logsdon said.

Denise Wentz won the Betty Satterly Memorial Award, an annual award given to the Juniper Hill member who has the lowest net score in the Juniper.

Wentz played in the first flight. Her net score was 59, and her gross score of 75 was the best in the tournament.

Norma Wigglesworth won for the straightest drive on No. 8, and Catherine Frank won for the longest putt on No. 16.

The awards for each of the flights are listed below.

Championship Flight

Gross

1. Charlotte Logsdon 76 (playoff), 2. Cynthia Powell 76, 3. Joan Waldrop 80.

Net

1. Jennifer Osborne 67, 2. Aggie Hampton 69, 3. Debbie Cummings 70 (scorecard playoff).

Closest to the pin – Debbie Cummings

Longest drive – Donna McNeil

Low putts – Charlotte Nelson, 28

First Flight

Gross

1. Denise Wentz 75, 2. Teresa Ellis 87, 3. Deedie Tucker 89.

Net

1. Tammy Pryor 68, 2. Teresa Prather 70, 3. Connie Whitaker 74.

Closest to the pin – Denise Wentz

Longest drive – Denise Wentz

Low putts – Theresa Tippitt, 30

Second Flight

Gross

1. Robin Moore 91, 2. Mary Heicken 92 (SCP), 3. Donna Essert 92.

Net

1. Brenda Wilson 69, 2. Margie Sebastian 70, 3. Billie Lee 71 (SCP).

Closest to the pin – Brenda Wilson

Longest drive – Michele Brown

Low putts – Shirley Wilhoite, 31

Third Flight

Gross

1. Susan Goins 94 (SCP), 2. Charlotte Pyles 94, 3. Delores Odenweller 96.

Net

1. Karen Liebman 68, 2. Barbara Terrell 71, 3. Norma Wigglesworth 73.

Closest to the pin – Susan Goins

Longest drive – Susan Goins

Low putts – Gwynne Oates, 34

Fourth Flight

Gross

1. Nina Sue Rice 96, 2. Carol Catlett 97, 3. Nell Waller 107.

Net

1. Sue Wood 64, 2. Anne Hilen 73, 3. Dusty Nelson 75.

Closest to the pin – Sue Wood

Longest drive – Carol Catlett

Low putts – Carol Wiard, 34

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