Teresa Cleland to Represent NYS at 59th U.S. Senior Women's Am

September 08, 2021

(Update - September 13) -  Syracuse's Teresa Cleland failed to advance past stroke play at the 59th U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at The Lakewood Club. 

Over two rounds, Cleland shot 21-over 165 (83-82), missing the cut by two strokes. 


POINT CLEAR, AL - Teresa Cleland will be the lone New York State representative at the 59th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at The Lakewood Club on September 10-15, 2021. 

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The U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur consists of a 132-player field that will compete over 36 holes of stroke play on Sept. 10 and 11. Afterwards, the field will be cut to the low 64 scorers, followed by six rounds of match play spread out over three days. The championship will conclude with an 18-hole final on Sept. 15. The Lakewood Club’s Dogwood Course is set up at 5,846 yards with a par of 72.

Cleland took home medalist honors at a sectional qualifying event at Tuscarora Golf Club to earn admission to the championship. This marks the Syracuse native’s tenth appearance at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur since she became eligible in 2009. She qualified every year in her first six attempts (2009-14), followed by berths in 2016, 2017 and 2019. 

In addition, Cleland has qualified for ten U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs, making this her 20th USGA championship.

Within New York State, Cleland is a seven-time NYSGA champion, collecting three mid-amateurs, two senior amateurs and two senior four-balls. She won her mid-amateurs in consecutive years from 2011-13, her senior amateurs in 2009 and 2010, and four-ball titles in 2018 and 2019. 

She was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Listed below is the tee time in Eastern Time for Cleland’s opening rounds of the U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur: 

Player Rd 1 Rd 2
Teresa Cleland 7:50 am (#1) 12:35 pm (#10)