Buffalo's Marlene Davis finished fifth in the senior division of the LPGA's Teaching and Club Professionals national championships Wednesday in Southern Pines, N.C. The top five finishers qualified for next year's LPGA Senior Championship.
Davis, who works out of the Paddock Golf Dome in Tonawanda, posted rounds of 74, 75 and 76, finishing plus- 9 for the event and 11 behind champion Cathy Johnson-Forbes. She was two strokes back of the runnerup.
"I'm thrilled that I was able to finish in the top five at the national level," Davis said. "The top competitors are seasoned LPGA tour veterans and being able to hold my own was a great accomplishment, considering that I don't get out to the golf course to play much."
The LPGA Senior Championship will be held at the French Lick Resort in Indiana, where it was played for the first time this past July.