Golf can be one of the most difficult and frustrating sports on earth, but JoAnne Carner turned it into a science.
On Thursday, the 83-year-old shot her age at the US Senior Women’s Open at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio. It’s the fourth time Carner has equaled her age or better in her career, and she became the oldest woman to compete in a USGA championship last year at age 82.
Despite her performance, Carner wasn’t thrilled with her 10-over-par effort.
“The whole swing was basically out,” Carner said, according to Golfweek. “I didn’t drive in, I shot and fell back, ducked in.”
Carner’s feat is just the latest in her long and distinguished career. Carner has been a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame since 1982 and has won the US Women’s Open twice, in 1971 and 1976. She also has 43 career LPGA Tour wins and has won eight USGA titles, more than any other woman. Only Tiger Woods and Bobby Jones have won more with nine.
Carner, who will tee off again on Friday, is currently tied in 94th place in the field.
Tammie Green, a seven-time winner on the LPGA Tour, carded a bogey-free 5-under-68 and took the lead in the first round.
https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/34460367/83-year-old-joanne-carner-shoots-age-us-senior-women-open 83-year-old JoAnne Carner shoots her age at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open