(FRENCH LICK, IN - July 9, 2017) - Jan Stephenson won her third consecutive Honors Division Championship as part of the Senior LPGA Championship. She posted a 3-over, 74 to best Jane Blalock (78) and Sandra Palmer (79).
“There is something really special about winning,” said Stephenson, who won 16 times on the LPGA Tour. “I told Erynne to really savor each win because when you’re young you worry about the next tournament. I think it’s important to really savor each one. Nowadays I absolutely love to win. I work really hard just for the trophy.”
Stephenson pockets the first-place check of $4,000.
“This definitely helps because this is a tough course,” said Stephenson about getting ready for the Senior LPGA Championship. “I think I can be really aggressive over at the Pete Dye Course because I am more comfortable with the greens over there.”
Stephenson organized dinner with some of the Australian players on the Symetra Tour for Sunday night before round one on the Pete Dye Course.
“It’s a really big deal,” said Stephenson of the Senior LPGA Championship. “I wish it were 15 years ago and I felt like I could contend, but I am playing well and it was inspiring to see the Symetra Tour players this week. I hung out and watched them play yesterday. It makes me realize that the LPGA is in a great spot. These girls can really, really play.”