Finals Set For Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championships

Briefly: Oklahoma State University’s Maddison Hinson-Tolchard and Florida State University’s Taylor Roberts are set to face off for the title of Women’s Southern Amateur Champion. Hinson-Tolchard upset the Medalist and top seed Jenny Kim in 20 holes to move onto the final match while Roberts defeated the University of South Florida’s Ashley Zagers 6 and 5. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Co-Medalist and top seed Tara Connelly will battle for the Mid-Amateur Champion against the 2020 WSGA Senior Amateur Champion Kim Keyer-Scott. Connelly won her Semifinal match against Dawn Woodard 4 and 3, while Jewell Malick bested Cindy Gilkeson on the 18th hole to win 1 up.  Lecia Alexander and Jewell Malick tee it up tomorrow morning for the Mid-Amateur First Flight Winner.

 

Leaderboard:

 

Amateur Semifinal Matches
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Jenny Kim 20 holes
Taylor Roberts def. Ashley Zagers 6 & 5
Amateur Quarterfinal Matches
Player Player Result
Jenny Kim def. Jillian Bourdage 1 up
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Lisa Marie Rudometkin 5 & 4
Taylor Roberts def. Kayla Holden 20 holes
Ashley Zagers def. Morgan Pankow 3 & 2
Mid-Amateur Semifinal Matches
Tara Connelly def. Dawn Woodard 4 & 3
Kim Keyer-Scott def. Wendi Christensen 2 & 1
Mid-Amateur Quarterfinal Matches
Player Player Result
Tara Connelly def. Nancy Beck 4 & 3
Dawn Woodard def. Sarah Gallagher 3 & 2
Wendi Christensen def. Anna Schultz 3 & 1
Kim Keyer-Scott def. Heather Wall 1 up

 

Mid-Amateur First Flight Semifinal Matches
Lecia Alexander def. Mimi Hoffman 4 & 3
Jewell Malick def. Cindy Gilkeson 1 up
Mid-Amateur Quarterfinal Matches
Player Player Result
Mimi Hoffman def. Mary Payne 3 & 2
Lecia Alexander def. Melissa Gotfredson 19 holes
Cindy Gilkeson def. Sherry Fox 3 & 1
Jewell Malick def. Kathie Westlund 3 & 2

 

Semifinal Results | Final Round Pairings

Golf Course: The Falls Club of the Palm Beaches, founded in 1983 and sitting on 170 acres, is one of the most luxurious and beautiful private clubs in Florida. The club, originally designed by Gentleman Joel Lee, was upgraded by Kipp Schulties in 2007 to feature Mini-Verde greens. The Falls Club of the Palm Beaches served as host to the prestigious 2018 Florida Women’s Amateur Championship and 2021 Men’s Southern Invitational.

Weather: Temperatures started out in the low 80s and rose to a high of 89 by late afternoon. Winds were steady at 10-15mph out of the east by southeast with gusts of up to 20mph.

 

In contention: Wednesday morning saw the quarterfinals play out with Jenny Kim winning her match 1 up over the 2021 US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball runner-up, Jillian Bourdage. Maddison Hinson-Tolchard defeated the University of San Francisco’s Lisa Marie Rudometkin 5 and 4 to move on to the Semifinals in the afternoon. Taylor Roberts took down Tennessee’s Kayla Holden in 20 holes.  Continuing the streak for Florida’s top golfers, Ashley Zagers of the University of South Florida defeated Morgan Pankow from the University of Miami 3 and 2. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Co-Medalist Tara Connelly won her morning match against Nancy Beck  4 and 3 while the other Co-Medalist Wendi Christensen eliminated Anna Schultz 3 and 1. The number 5 seed, Dawn Woodard, dispatched Sarah Gallagher in the morning 3 and 2, and 2020 WSGA Senior Amateur Champion, Kim Keyer-Scott won 1 up against the number 3 seed, Heather Wall.

 

What’s Next: The championship matches will begin at 8:00 a.m. with live scoring provided.

 

More Info: For more information on the 2021 Women’s Southern Amateur & Mid-Amateur, click here.