Maggie Leef

Maggie Leef hits a shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Open at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois.  

Maggie Leef made history this past summer, competing in the first U.S. Senior Women's Open at Chicago Golf Club.

The rest of the summer, the Pewaukee golfer made a mark on senior women's golf in Wisconsin. She won the Wisconsin Women's State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship and and placed in the top six of four other WWSGA points events to easily win the WWSGA Senior Player-of-the-Year honor.

Leef finished with 358 points in seven events. Syd Wells of Menominee, Michigan, who was the 2017 WWSGA Senior Player of the Year, was second with 180 points while Madison's Sarah DeKraay was third with 150.

Her summer began with a 17th-place finish at the Wisconsin Women's State Open at Janesville Country Club, where the 58-year-old tied with three current college golfers and once recent college grad. She lost in the semifinals of the WWSGA State Match Play Championship 1-up to UW-Green Bay golfer Ashley Kulka, finished third to Wells at the WWSGA Senior Amateur Championship and tied for sixth at the Badger Mutual Insurance Women's Amateur at Brown Deer Park Golf Course before her victory at the WWSGA Mid-Amateur.

2018 WWSGA Senior Women

Rank Player Events Points
1 Maggie Leef 7 358
2 Sydney Wells 2 180
3 Sarah DeKraay 2 150
4 Susan Kolbe 3 81
5 Liza Ruetten 3 70
6 Pat Roisum 3 62
7 Carrie Sperling 2 60
T8 Ginger Zimmerman 1 40
T8 Michelle Compe 1 40
T10 Diane Vogel 1 30
T10 Susan Crowson 1 30
12 Amy Gehrke 3 26
13 Sandra Nass 1 20
T14 Peg Carlson 1 15
T14 Jill Trider 1 15
T14 Carla Draper 1 15
T17 Connie Hillmann 1 10
T17 Debra Halla 1 10
19 Katie Falk 2 7
T20 Rita Cooney 1 5
T20 Ann Bonner 1 5
T22 Kathy Algiers 1 3
T22 Deb Toll 1 3
T24 Karen Schmid 1 2
T24 Carol Hecht 1 2
T24 Karen Lumb 1 2
T27 Leslie Wolfgram 1 1
T27 Karen Steffes 1 1

Rob started covering the Wisconsin golf scene in 1987 at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison & has been the only reporter covering all levels of state golf. He joined Killarney Golf Media in Sept. 2015 & helped launch Wisconsin.Golf in Jan. 2016.