WELLESLEY, Mass. — Ellen Port won her third U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title and seventh USGA championship Thursday, beating Andrea Kraus 3 and 2 at Wellesley Country Club.
The 55-year-old Port, from St. Louis, also won the event for players 50-and-over in 2012 and 2013 and the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2011. With seven USGA women’s titles, she’s tied for second place with Carol Semple Thompson and Anne Quast Sander, one behind JoAnne Gunderson Carner.
Port was 2-under par for 16 holes, with the usual match-play concessions.
The 55-year-old Kraus is from Baltimore.
In addition to Carner, only Bobby Jones and Tiger Woods with nine, and Jack Nicklaus with eight have won more USGA championships than Port. Port’s 7-1 record is the best among female players who have reached six or more USGA finals. Thompson is 7-3, Glenna Collett Vare 6-2, and Carner 6-3.
Port is the women’s golf coach at Washington University in St. Louis. She also still teaches at the John Burroughs School, a private high school.