Woodworth earns victory in PLGC Ladies’ Club Championship

Photo provided to the Daily Mining Gazette The top golfers from Tuesday’s PLGC Ladies’ Club Championship pose after their rounds. From left, Melissa Stein, Zoe Woodworth and Marcia Butvilas are pictured.

HOUGHTON — Local golfer Zoe Woodworth needed just 18 holes of stroke play Tuesday to take the Portage Lake Golf Course’s Ladies’ Club Championship.

The former Colorado Mesa University starter shot a four-over 76, which was 11 shots better than Melissa Stein’s 87, giving Woodworth the comfortable victory.

Marcia Butvilas took third with a score of 90, one better than Kim Lorenzetti’s 91.

Championship Flight was a logjam behind Butvilas and Lorenzetti as Ruth Ryynanen and Barb Rossi shot 92 and 93, respectively.

In Flight Flight, Carol Helminen took first with a score of 95, one stroke better than Maureen Schick and two better than Stef Cook, Shelby Hamar and Sarah Baratono, who all shot 97. Cook emerged as the third place winner.

In Second Flight, Sheryl Sorby was the winner with a score of 104, four strokes better than runner-up Trish Stein, who shot 108. Taryn Kaurala and Barb Kangas tied with a score of 111, but Kaurala was determined to be the third-place winner.

Butvilas earned Closest to the Pin honors on the No. 4 with a shot that was 15-feet-7. Kaurala did the same on No. 14 with a shot that landed 13-feet-11 away from the hole.

Woodworth earned three skins on the day on No. 9, No. 12 and No. 17. Butvilas earned a pair of skins on No. 8 and No. 13. Lorenzetti and Baratono both earned a single skin each on No. 5 and No. 11, respectively.

The next tournament at PLGC will be the Verdie Cox Men’s Club Championship this weekend.