She Keeps on Going and Going: Hall of Famer Carner shoots her age in US Senior Women's Open

Joanne Carner plays her tee shot at the 12th hole during the first round at the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn. on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Darren Carroll/USGA)

JoAnne Carner, 82, shot her age on Thursday in the first round of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. Carner is a native of Kirkland, Wash. and a member of the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame. This is the second time she has shot her age in this championship, becoming the oldest player in USGA history to accomplish the feat in the process. The eight-time USGA champion had a 10-over-par 82 today, and had a chance to break 80 before making a double-bogey on her final hole. “I had some back spasms out there and could not do what I wanted to do,” said Carner. “I think I only missed like four greens. I three-putted a lot, and if I missed a green – well, I made two doubles missing the green.” Carner also became the oldest player to compete in a USGA championship, topping Harold “Jug” McSpaden, who was 81 when he played in the 1990 U.S. Senior Open.