JoAnne Carner is a master at golf.
The 83 year old shot her age on Thursday at the U.S. Senior Womens Open, NCR Country Club in Kettering. Carner shot her age for the fourth consecutive year. She also became the oldest woman to compete in a USGA Championship at age 82.
Despite her accomplishment, Carner was not thrilled with her 10-over par performance.
Carner stated, The whole swing was basically off. Golfweek. I wasn’t driving into it. I was firing and falling back, ducking in to it.
Carners accomplishment is only the latest in her distinguished career. Carner is a member of The World Golf Hall of Fame since 1982. She has won the U.S. Womens Open twice: in 1971 and 1976. She has also won 43 LPGA tour victories and has won more USGA titles with eight. Only Tiger WoodsBobby Jones has won more with nine.
Carner, who will tee it off again Friday, is currently tied at 94th in the field.
Tammie Green, a seven time winner on the LPGA Tour carded a bogey free 5-under-68 to take the lead in the first round.