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NAME: Ann Wager. AGE: 67.

RESIDENCE: Port Richey.

HANDICAP: "I haven't played enough to know."

FAVORITE COURSE: "The Biltmore (in Miami), I liked that very much. The most fun I've ever had was on one of the courses at Sawgrass in Jacksonville. I don't remember which one, but we chose the easiest. And I've played on Hilton Head and enjoyed it there, too."

FAVORITE HOLE: "At Hilton, it was a par-3 across the water, and I birdied it. I remember that, very much so."

FAVORITE PRO: "I watch every Sunday, but my favorite is hard to say. I really liked Tom Kite when he was up there. I like Corey Pavin. And Freddie Couples

Ray Floyd Greg Norman."

BRUSH WITH PERFECTION: "I've been kind of close once but never had a hole-in-one. I'd say I came about a foot away, if that's close."

BEST PART OF GAME: "I think my driving is pretty good."

WORST PART OF GAME: "My arriving is not pretty good."

BEST GOLF MEMORY: "It didn't happen to me. Does that count? My friend who I was playing with at the Biltmore, on a par 3, hit a ball into the sand trap, and it came out of the trap, bounced up on the green and rolled into the hole. We couldn't believe it."

ABOUT WAGER: She has lived in Port Richey for only about a year after moving here from Miami, where she lived for 15 years. "I have a brother who lives here and wanted to get out of Miami and closer to the United States and didn't want to go back to Georgia because it's too cold." Wager was born and raised in Georgia and also lived in New Orleans for awhile before retiring from the banking business. She played golf quite a bit in Miami, but once her primary golfing buddy moved away, she stopped playing. When we caught up with her, she was playing for only the second time in three years. "But I plan on getting back into it," she said.