Quarterfinals Set for Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur & Mid-Amateur

Briefly: Jenny Kim continued her streak as the top seed in the Women’s Southern Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship at The Falls Club of the Palm Beaches in Florida. After a Bye during the first match in the Round of 32 Tuesday morning she advanced to the Quarterfinals with a 6 and 4 win over Ximena Gonzalez Garcia Tuesday afternoon. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Tara Connelly defeated Connie Bousquet 7 and 6 during the Round of 32 and eliminated Mary Jane Hiestand 2 and 1 in the Round of 16. The quarterfinalists head into another marathon day Wednesday with the Semifinals to be contested in the afternoon.

Amateur Round of 16 Matches
Jenny Kim def. Ximena Gonzalez Garcia 2 & 1
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Cynthia Tu 4 & 3
Amateur Round of 32 Matches
Player Player Result
Jenny Kim Bye
Victoria England def. Mary Cassity 3 & 2
Jenna Fonda def. Emma Rynn 5 & 3
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Mary Murray 6 & 5

 

Mid-Amateur Round of 16 Matches
Tara Connelly def. Mary Jane Hiestand 2 & 1
Wendi Christensen def. Tama Caldabaugh 3 & 2
Heather Wall def. Joann Ferrieri 6 & 5
Sarah Gallagher def. Mina Hardin 2 & 1
Dawn Woodard def. Lin Culver 4 & 3

 

Mid-Amateur Round of 32 Matches
Player Player Result
Tara Connelly def. Connie Bousquet 7 & 6
Wendi Christensen def. Taffy Brower 5 & 4
Heather Wall def. Julie Robichaux 3 & 2
Sarah Gallagher def. Mina Hardin 2 & 1
Dawn Woodard def. Leslie Olive Henry 5 & 4

 

Round of 16 Results | Quarterfinal 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: Tuesday was sunny and breezy with winds 10-15mph out of the east by southeast and gusts of up to 25 mph. Temperatures were consistent in the 80s reaching a high of 88 in the afternoon.

 

In Contention: Tuesday morning’s matches saw four of the top five Amateur seeds moving on from the round of 32. The 5 seed, Georgia Ruffolo, fell to Lisa Marie Rudometkin 2 up. Tuesday afternoon saw the 2 and 3 Amateur seeds tumble. Kayla Holden, the 15 seed, defeated Victoria England, the number 2 seed, in 20 holes; while the 3 seed and Junior Medalist, Jenna Fonda, exited the field after the 19 seed Ashley Zagers won 1 up.  All of the top five seeds in the Mid-Amateur Division: Tara Connelly, Wendi Christensen, Heather Wall, Sarah Gallagher, and Dawn Woodard are teeing it up Wednesday morning in search of the title of Mid-Amateur Champion.

 

What’s Next: Quarterfinal Matches begin at 7:30 a.m., and the Semifinals take place tomorrow afternoon starting at 12:30 p.m. for the Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship Flights.

 

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