2015 WSGA Amateur Championship and Inaugural Mid-Amateur Championship
June 1-5 , 2015
Sara Bay Country Club
Introducing the 100th Women’s Southern Amateur Champion:
Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, FL
100th Women’s Southern Amateur Champion Finalist:
Madison Lellyo of Windermere, FL
Inaugural Mid-Amateur’s Trophy Presentation
Gigi Higgins of Cape Coral, FL receives the Inaugural Betty Prosbasco Trophy from the trophy honoree, Betty Probasco of Lookout Mountain, TN. Finalist Anna Schultz of Rockwall, TX shares in the first presentation and the start of a special tournament for southern women.
Announcing the 101st Amateur Championship and 2nd Mid-Amateur Championship
Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA
June 6-10, 2016
- Amateur Press Release – May 15th
- Mid-Amateur Press Release – May 15th
- Amateur & Mid-Amateur Mail-In Entry Form
- Amateur & Mid-Amateur Online Entry
- Amateur & Mid-Amateur Entry Brochure
- WSGA History
Texas and Florida Face off for the Inaugural Mid-Amateur
From the looks of these swings golf has been a part of their lives for decades. Who will make history and be the first name engraved on the virgin trophy will be known by early afternoon.
It is fitting that Texas and Florida, the two largest states of the member states of the WSGA, have this epic battle. Like the state nickname, Anna Schultz is certainly a golf star of the lone star state with her name already etched in the State’s Golf Hall of Fame.
Gigi Higgins has been a ray of sunshine in this Sunshine State ever energized by the sisterhood of golf competition.
Tomorrow there will either be a Texas Star or a ray of Florida Sunshine declared the winner. Whatever the results a long awaited first page of history of the Mid-Amateur will be written with both names forever remembered.
The Swings for the Final Match of the 100th Amateur
Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, FL the junior from Lake Mary Preparatory School will face off with a Sophomore from Rollins College, Madison Lellyo of Windermere, FL.
While Brooks first took up golf at age 6, Lellyo waited until 7th grade to find her way to golf. Both, however, mentioned the challenges of golf as what they liked most about golf in their WSGA biographical forms.
The final match will begin tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. After the first 18 holes the players will be given approximately an hour off and will return to the course and continue play until the player is up by more holes that are left in the 36 hole final or until a winner is declared.
History will be made as the match ends. Both names will forever be in the WSGA History. But, only one name will be engraved as the 100th name upon the WSGA Perpetual.
Champion Flight Qualifiers
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Karen Koerner WSGA Publicity
June 2, 2015
The Amateurs started early June 1st under clear skies and the blinding morning sun followed by the Mid-Amateur field. As the twilight fell on the scoreboard there was not much difference between the scoring of each tournament. Florida claimed the low qualifying score from both Championship with Sierra Brooks of Sorrento shooting even par 72 while Therese Quinn of Jacksonville shot a four over 76 to capture the Mid-Amateur low round. Both players bettered the nearest competitors by a margin of 2 strokes. Both Championships had the same cut line at 81.
Action today starts the first round of actual match play with the Amateur Championship hitting the course early followed by the Mid-Amateur players. Tonight is the Special Awards banquet where the medalist for each championship will be revealed. The Amateur Championship will have both a medalist and a junior medalist perpetual trophy presented to its low qualifiers, while the Mid-Amateur will have the new Marcia Mileti Mid-Amateur Medalist Trophy awarded for the first time.
David Leadbetter, the most recognizable icon of golf instruction in the world, will be on hand as the guest speaker for the banquet tonight (June 2).
Below are some pictures from our “feature of the day”: the Mid-Amateur players in action.
Mid-Amateurs always smile pose for the photographers. By time they reach this age the introvert gene luring you to golf is suppressed.
Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, Florida and its 1925 Donald Ross design course will be the backdrop for the 100th playing of the WSGA Amateur. This traditional historic club will host the 1st playing of the WSGA Mid Amateur Championship. For more information on this addition to the WSGA check the News Flash following. Also, check the link to the Sara Bay C.C.’s website for more information on our prestigious site. Sara Bay Country Club