Hinson-Tolchard, Connelly Win Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur & Mid-Amateur

Briefly: Oklahoma State University’s Maddison Hinson-Tolchard emerged victorious to win her first Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur Championship. Hinson-Tolchard says her putting “got me over the line” in her match; she poured in five birdie putts on her way to winning the final match. After many months of practice, Hinson-Tolchard was very excited to see her hard work finally paying off and it made for a very special win. Co-Medalist and top seed Tara Connelly drained a birdie putt on the 18th hole to claim the Mid-Amateur Championship. In the Mid-Amateur First Flight, Jewell Malick battled back to win 1 up on the 18th hole after losing her 3 up lead on the 17th.

 

Leaderboard:

 

Amateur Final Match
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Taylor Roberts 5 & 4
Mid-Amateur Final Match
Tara Connelly def. Kim Keyer-Scott 1 up
Mid-Amateur First Flight Final Match
Jewell Malick def. Lecia Alexander 1 up

 

Final Results

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 and 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: Consistent temperatures in the low 80s throughout the morning. The final round saw another beautiful sunny day with a nice breeze 10-15 mph out of the east by southeast.

 

In contention: Florida State University’s Taylor Roberts was awarded the Amateur Championship Finalist after a tough match against Amateur Champion Hinson-Tolchard. In the Mid-Amateur Division, the 2020 WSGA Senior Amateur Champion, Kim Keyer-Scott claimed the Mid-Amateur Finalist after trading the lead all morning in a very close match with Mid-Amateur Champion Connelly. Mid-Amateur First Flight Finalist, Lecia Alexander, fought hard to erase Malick’s 3 up lead on the 17th, but Malick prevailed in the end.

 

What’s Next: The Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship will be hosted at WinStar Resort and Casino October 5-7, 2021. The Women’s Southern Golf Association would like to extend our immense gratitude to the staff and members of The Falls Club of the Palm Beaches for hosting and making this event memorable for all who took part.

 

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