Golf may be one of the most difficult and frustrating sports in the world, but Joan Carner has it down to a science.
On Thursday, the 83-year-old shot her age at the US Senior Women’s Open at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio. It’s the fourth time in her career that Carner has hit her age or better, and at 82, she became the oldest woman to play in last year’s USGA Championship.
Despite her success, Carner wasn’t happy with her 10-over performance.
“The whole swing is basically gone,” says Golfweek. “I wasn’t driving into it, I was shooting and falling back and going in.”
Karner’s masterpiece is the latest in her long and illustrious career. Karner, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame since 1982, won the US Women’s Open twice in 1971 and 1976. She has 43 career LPGA Tour wins and has won more USGA titles than any other woman with eight. Only Tiger Woods and Bobby Jones have won by nine.
Carner, who will be out again on Friday, is currently ranked 94th in the field.
Tammy Green, a seven-time winner on the LPGA Tour, carded a bogey-free 5-under 68 to take the first-round lead.