Golf Instructors Qualify For Inaugural Senior Women’s Open Championship

Annette Deluca and Barb Bunskowsky, both part of the Golf Professional Services staff at the Park Ridge Golf Course, represented Palm Beach County in the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship held this week at the Chicago Golf Club. Both played their way into the event through sectional qualifying.

Bunskowsky has been a staff member of Golf Professional Services at the Park Ridge Golf Course for four years. She played her qualifier at LPGA International in Daytona and punched her ticket with a 75.

Deluca splits her time between Palm Beach County and North Carolina and has worked with Golf Professional Services for more than five years. Deluca shot a 78 at Conway Farms in Illinois to grab her spot in the inaugural event.

Donna White, owner of Golf Professional Services, was also given an exemption to play in the event as a former U.S. Amateur champion, but has declined to play due to her retirement from competition. She will instead cheer on her two instructors, as will the rest of the Palm Beach County golf family.

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