Betsy Bro wins AWGA Senior Match Play Championship

by Mary Ann Souter

Not even two knee replacements can keep a good golfer down! Betsy Bro claimed the title of AWGA Senior Match Play Champion with a score of 2 & 1 over Cindy Bryniarski. Originally from Minnesota, Betsy earned the title of Minnesota State Amateur Champion in her early golfing years. She perfected her game after moving to Iowa and won the title of Iowa State Amateur Champion 5 times, Iowa State Open Champion 2 times, Des Moines City Championship 8 times and made it to the Semi-Finals of the USGA Seniors Championship where she played additional holes and lost on a ruling for marking her ball wrong. Betsy Bro’s accomplishments earned her the honor of being inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame in 2007.

Betsy joined the AWGA when she moved to Arizona in 1991. Some of her more recent accomplishments include: USGA Senior Trans Mississippi Champion with Ann Zahn – 2009; AWGA Scotch Play Champion with Kerry Postillion – 2009; Pinnacle Peak Club Champion – 9 times;  AWGA State Amateur Match Play Champion – 1996 & 2000; and AWGA State Amateur Stroke Play Champion in 1997.

Congratulations to both Kylee Duede and Betsy Bro for their victories in the AWGA State Amateur Match Play Championship!