2015  WSGA Amateur Championship and Inaugural Mid-Amateur Championship

June 1-5 , 2015
Sara Bay Country Club
Sarasota, FL


Introducing the 100th Women’s Southern Amateur Champion:
Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, FL

Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, FL

Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, FL


100th Women’s Southern Amateur Champion Finalist:
Madison Lellyo of Windermere, FL

Madison Lellyo of Windermere, FL

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.

Inaugural Mid-Amateur's Trophy Presentation

Inaugural Mid-Amateur’s Trophy Presentation


Announcing the 101st Amateur Championship and 2nd Mid-Amateur Championship

Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA
June 6-10, 2016


 

Tournament Information


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.

Texas and Florida Face off for the Inaugural Mid-Amateur

Texas and Florida Face off for the Inaugural Mid-Amateur


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.

Swing vs Swing


Champion Flight Qualifiers 

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Champion Flight Qualifiers 2015-06-02

Champion Flight Qualifiers 2015-06-02


Championship Medalists

Sierra Brooks 2015 Medalist with 72

Sierra Brooks 2015 Medalist with 72

Teresa Quinn 2015 Mid-Amateur Medalist with a 76.

Teresa Quinn 2015 Mid-Amateur Medalist with a 76.

Kelsey Zeng: Junior Medalist with a 75

Kelsey Zeng: Junior Medalist with a 75


Karen Koerner WSGA Publicity

kkamera@consolidated.net
News Release
June 2, 2015

 
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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.

Linda Jeffery, Anna Schultz, Mary Jane Hiestand and Therese Quinn

Linda Jeffery, Anna Schultz, Mary Jane Hiestand and Therese Quinn

More smiling Mid-Amateurs; Lin Culver, Gigi Higgins, Natalie McNicholas and Diane Lang

More smiling Mid-Amateurs; Lin Culver, Gigi Higgins, Natalie McNicholas and Diane Lang

Lang show the swing that matches those amateurs in distance

Lang show the swing that matches those amateurs in distance

Need a lesson in posing on the finish? Just get a demonstration from TX senior star Nancy Beck

Need a lesson in posing on the finish? Just get a demonstration from TX senior star Nancy Beck

Mississippi where are you? Deborah Wolf of Diamondhead is the only golfer from the Magnolia State in the Mid-Amateur.

Mississippi where are you? Deborah Wolf of Diamondhead is the only golfer from the Magnolia State in the Mid-Amateur.

Mary Payne the only representative from the WSGA’s northern border State, West Virginia , is not alone in spirit as a friend fashioned her a lucky belt.

Mary Payne the only representative from the WSGA’s northern border State, West Virginia , is not alone in spirit as a friend fashioned her a lucky belt.

What do the Mid-Amateurs have? Hall of Fame by their names: Pictured Arkansas’s Wanna Richard with an eternal swing.

What do the Mid-Amateurs have? Hall of Fame by their names: Pictured Arkansas’s Tanna Lee Richard with an eternal swing.

Linda Jeffery of AL who was in the Amateur Championship flight in 2014 is happy to be the younger one in the Mid-Amateur.

Linda Jeffery of AL who was in the Amateur Championship flight in 2014 is happy to be the younger one in the Mid-Amateur.

Just two off the Amateur Medalist is the swing of Mid-Amateur Medalist Therese Quinn of Jacksonville, FL

Just two off the Amateur Medalist is the swing of Mid-Amateur Medalist Therese Quinn of Jacksonville, FL

This finish of the powerful drive of Laura Carson of FL mimics those young guns a few yards back of this tee.

This finish of the powerful drive of Laura Carson of FL mimics those young guns a few yards back of this tee.

You want pig-tails? This noted senior golfer from TX , Leslie Henry has kept her swing grooved and ready for any challenge.

You want pig-tails? This noted senior golfer from TX , Leslie Henry has kept her swing grooved and ready for any challenge.

Pony tails also are not just for amateurs. TX senior golf Marlene Summers remembers those days of collegiate golf.

Pony tails also are not just for amateurs. TX senior golf Marlene Summers remembers those days of collegiate golf.

Sara Bay

Sara Bay

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