Inez Wanamarta and Julia Potter-Bobb Take Home the Titles for Women’s Southern Golf Association’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship

Briefly: Play concluded last Thursday for the 2022 WSGA Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship at Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect, Kentucky with Inez Wanamarta and Julia Potter-Bobb taking home the victories. Wanamarta won the Amateur Division in her final match 1 up over Rylea Marcum. Potter-Bobb won the Mid-Amateur Division in her final match 1 up over Kathy Hartwiger. Both ladies fought hard for their titles on Thursday in their last 2 rounds of match play with the final matches on Thursday afternoon coming down to the final hole. In the Amateur Division First Flight, Lisa Eubanks won her final match 4 and 3 over Sophie Simon to take home the victory.

Leaderboard Snapshot:

Amateur Semifinal Matches
Inez Wanamarta def. Aysis Azarcon 6 & 5
Rylea Marcum def. Abby Newton 5 & 4

Mid-Amateur Semifinal Matches
Kathy Hartwiger def. Adrienne Schmidt 3 & 2
Julia Potter-Bobb def. Dawn Woodard 2 & 1

Amateur Final Matches
Inez Wanamarta def. Rylea Marcum 1 up

Mid-Amateur Final Matches
Julia Potter-Bobb def. Kathy Hartwiger 1 up

Amateur First Flight Final Matches
Lisa Eubanks def. Sophie Simon 4 & 3

Full Leaderboard Semifinals and Finals

Golf Course: Hunting Creek Country Club, founded in 1964, has been known for its congeniality as well as its gorgeous track and is located in the rolling hills of Prospect, Kentucky. The club, originally designed by club member Ben Wihry, was upgraded by Holt Golf Design in 2010 for a complete tee-to-green course renovation. Hunting Creek Country Club has hosted almost every major event throughout its history, including the Kentucky Amateur and the Kentucky Open.

Weather: Temperatures were on the cooler side throughout the day on Thursday with a high of 80 degrees. In the morning there were cloudy skies and in the afternoon the sun came out just in time for the final round of match play.

In contention: Thursday morning saw the semifinalists go head-to-head to play for their spot in the final matches in the afternoon. Inez Wanamarta defeated Aysis Azarcon with a 6 and 5 win to secure her spot in the finals. Rylea Marcum also won her match in the Semifinals over Abby Newton with a 5 and 4 win to advance to the Finals. In the final match, both ladies fought hard and kept it even throughout most of the match, but Wanamarta finished on top on the final hole with a 1 up win to claim the title of Amateur Champion.

In the Mid-Amateur division, the semifinalists also fought hard for their chance to compete in the Finals. Kathy Hartwiger defeated Adrienne Schmidt with a 3 and 2 win in their match to move on to the Finals. Julia Potter-Bob also won her match 2 and 1 over Dawn Woodard. Potter-Bobb and Hartwiger faced off in the Finals where they were tied until the final hole where Hartwiger missed a heartbreaking 2-foot putt to lose the match and Potter-Bobb won the title of Mid-Amateur Champion.

What’s Next: The 2022 WSGA Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship concluded on Thursday afternoon.

More Info: For more information on the 2022 Women’s Southern Amateur & Mid-Amateur, click here.

Amateur Championship Semifinals - Championship Flight
Inez Wanamarta def. Aysis Azarcon - 6 & 5
Rylea Marcum def. Abby Newton – 5 & 4

Amateur Championship Finals – First Flight
Lisa Eubanks def. Sophie Simon – 4 & 3

Mid-Amateur Championship Semifinals
Julia Potter-Bobb def. Dawn Woodard – 2 & 1
Kathy Hartwiger def. Adrienne Schmidt – 3 & 2

Amateur Championship Finals - Championship Flight
Inez Wanamarta def. Rylea Marcum – 1 up

Mid-Amateur Championship Finals
Julia Potter-Bobb def. Kathy Hartwiger – 1 up

 


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

Briefly: Inez Wanamarta, remains undefeated after today’s Round of 16 and the Quarterfinals in the Amateur Division of the WSGA’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship. This morning, in the Round of 16, Wanamarta defeated the No. 16 seed, Cassidy Lambert, with a 6 and 4 win.  The Purdue graduate advanced to the Quarterfinals where she took on the No. 8 seed, Caroline Caudill, defeating the Middle Tennessee State University player 4 and 3. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Adrienne Schmidt defeated the No. 1 seed, Mary Jane Hiestand, 2 and 1 in this morning’s Round of 16. The Virginia native proceeded onto the Quarterfinals where she bested Kentucky local, Susan Stewart, 1 up. This afternoon ended with the Consolation Stroke Play where in the Amateur Division, Clare Gimpel, shot a 74. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Carole Turnage of Texas, took home first place after posting a score of 85.  

Leaderboard Snapshot:

Amateur Championship Flight – Round of 16
Inez Wanamarta def. Cassidy Lambert - 6 & 4
Caroline Caudill def. Susan Glasby - 2 up

Mid-Amateur Championship – Round of 16
Adrienne Schmidt def. Mary Jane Hiestand - 2 & 1
Susan Stewart def. Susan West - 3 & 2

Amateur Championship Flight – Quarterfinals
Inez Wanamarta def. Caroline Caudill - 4 & 3
Aysis Azarcon def. Ryan Elizabeth Bender - 5 & 4

Mid-Amateur Championship – Quarterfinals
Adrienne Schmidt def. Susan Stewart - 1 up
Kathy Hartwiger def. Lucy Nunn - 6 & 5

Amateur Championship – Consolation Stroke Play
Clare Gimpel - 74
Ket Preamchuen Vanderpool - 77
Makena Dubois - 78

Mid-Amateur Championship – Consolation Stroke Play
Carol Turnage - 85
Julie Robichaux - 85
Cindy Gilkeson - 85

Round of 16 Results | Quarterfinal Results | Consolation Stroke Play

Golf Course: Hunting Creek Country Club, founded in 1964, has been known for its congeniality as well as its gorgeous track and is located in the rolling hills of Prospect, Kentucky. The club, originally designed by club member Ben Wihry, was upgraded by Holt Golf Design in 2010 for a complete tee-to-green course renovation. Hunting Creek Country Club has hosted almost every major event throughout its history, including the Kentucky Amateur and the Kentucky Open.

Weather: In today’s Round of 16 and the Quarterfinals, the anticipated storms held off until play was completed. Temperatures remained in the low 80’s throughout the day with wind that reached up to 9 mph in the afternoon.

In Contention: In the Amateur Division, No. 2 seed Rylea Marcum defeated Cailyn Henderson 3 and 2 in the Round of 16 and went on to defeat No. 7 seed Michaela Morard in 20 holes. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Julia Potter-Bob defeated Therese Quinn in the Round of 16 with a 6 and 5 win after chipping in on the par-4 Hole No. 4. In the Quarterfinals, the Indiana resident took on the No. 7 seed Anna Morales of Texas, 7 and 5.

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

More Info: For more information on the 2022 Women’s Southern Amateur and Mid-Amateur, click here.


Round of 16 & Quarterfinals Set for Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur & Mid-Amateur

Briefly: Inez Wanamarta continued her streak as the top seed in the Women’s Southern Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship at Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect, Kentucky. She defeated number 16 seed Cassidy Lambert with a 5 and 4 win. Katherine Lemke, the 27 seed, had a notable finish today with a 3 and 2 finish over Taylor Roberts who was the number 6 seed. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Adrienne Schmidt won her match 5 and 4 to move on to play top seed Mary Jane Hiestand who had a Bye from the first round. Number 2 seed Julia Potter-Bobb also had an impressive win today with a 9 and 8 win. The players will head into two more rounds of match play tomorrow with Quarterfinal rounds being played tomorrow afternoon.

Leaderboard Snapshot:

Amateur Round of 32 Matches
Player Player Result
Inez Wanamarta def.           Mia Nixon     5 & 4
Rylea Marcum def. Lisa Marie Rudometkin 5 & 3
Elle Johnson def. Emma Lindemoen 5 & 4
Loralie Cowart def. Cathryn Brown 4 & 3

 

Mid-Amateur Round of 32 Matches
Player Player Result
Mary Jane Hiestand Bye
Julia Potter-Bobb def. Becky Mitchell 9 & 8
Anna Schultz def. Ann Gutter 4 & 3
Lucy Nunn def. Sherry Fox 8 & 6

Click here for complete results

Golf Course: Hunting Creek Country Club, founded in 1964, has been known for its congeniality as well as its gorgeous track and is located in the rolling hills of Prospect, Kentucky. The club, originally designed by club member Ben Wihry, was upgraded by Holt Golf Design in 2010 for a complete tee-to-green course renovation. Hunting Creek Country Club has hosted almost every major event throughout its history, including the Kentucky Amateur and the Kentucky Open.

Weather: Tuesday’s conditions were much more enjoyable as opposed to yesterday’s storms with cloudy skies in the morning and partly sunny in the afternoon. The high was 82 degrees, and the low was 64 degrees. Humidity was relatively high throughout the day staying at around 65%.

In Contention: Tuesday’s matches saw seven of the top eight Amateur seeds moving on from the round of 32. The 6 seed, Taylor Roberts, fell to Katherine Lemke who had a 3 & 2 win. In the Mid-Amateur Division, top seed Mary Jane Hiestand had a Bye and seeds two, three, and four (Julia Potter-Bobb, Anna Schultz, Lucy Nunn) won their matches to advance to Wednesday’s rounds.

What’s Next: Day 2 of Match Play begins at 8:00 a.m., and the Quarterfinals begin in the afternoon for the Amateur and Mid-Amateur divisions at 1:30 p.m. The Stroke Play Consolation bracket will also be Wednesday afternoon beginning at 2:10 p.m.

More Info: For more information on the 2022 Women’s Southern Amateur & Mid-Amateur, click here.


Wanamarta, Hiestand, and Heinle Earn Medalist Honors at Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur & Mid-Amateur

Briefly: Overcoming two challenging weather delays at the Qualifying round of the Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship, the leaderboard at Hunting Creek Country Club of Prospect, Kentucky features some of America’s top golfers. Inez Wanamarta captured Medalist honors and the No. 1 seed in the Amateur Championship Flight with a score of 74. Rylea Marcum and Elle Johnson finished right behind to tie for second with a score of 75, both dropping in 2 birdies along the way. Gracie Heinle posted a 78 to claim Junior Medalist Honors. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Mary Jane Hiestand claimed Medalist Honors with a score of 72, shooting even for the day.

Leaderboard

Amateur Division:
1) Inez Wanamarta West Lafayette, Indiana 74
T2) Rylea Marcum Georgetown, Kentucky 75
T2) Elle Johnson Tallahassee, Florida 75
T4) Loralie Cowart Douglasville, Georgia 75
T4) Aysis Azarcon Grand Prairie, Texas 75
T4) Taylor Roberts Parkland, Florida 75
T4) Michaela Morard Huntsville, Alabama 75
T4) Caroline Caudill Clarksville, Tennessee 75

Mid-Amateur Division:
1) Mary Jane Hiestand Naples, Florida 72
2) Julia Potter-Bob Indianapolis, Indiana 73
3) Anna Schultz Heath, Texas 76
T4) Lucy Nunn Hattiesburg, Missouri 78
T4) Kathy Hartwiger Birmingham, Alabama 78

Results Day 1

Golf Course: Hunting Creek Country Club, founded in 1964, has been known for its congeniality as well as its gorgeous track and is located in the rolling hills of Prospect, Kentucky. The club, originally designed by club member Ben Wihry, was upgraded by Holt Golf Design in 2010 for a complete tee-to-green course renovation. Hunting Creek Country Club has hosted almost every major event throughout its history, including the Kentucky Amateur and the Kentucky Open.

Weather: Conditions were challenging throughout the day with on and off thunderstorms. There were two suspensions of play during the Qualifying round due to lightning in the area. The first suspension caused a 30-minute delay and the second caused a 2-hour delay before the lightning cleared the area for the players to resume.

In Contention: Rylea Marcum and Elle Johnson finished T2 for the Qualifying round with scores of 75, just one stroke back from leader Inez Wanamarta who posted a 74. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Julia Potter-Bob is very close behind posting a 73 which is also just one stroke behind the leader, Mary Jane Hiestand, who posted an even par with 72.

What’s Next: The Rounds of 32 and 8 in the Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship Flights will be played Tuesday, starting at 8:00 a.m.

More Info: For more information on the 2022 Women’s Southern Amateur & Mid-Amateur click here.


Hartwiger Victorious at 36th Women's Southern Senior Amateur Championship

Gulf Shores, Ala. – Kathy Hartwiger, of Birmingham, Alabama won her first WSGA Senior Amateur Championship on Wednesday at Craft Farms Golf Resort, in the 36th edition of the championship. She played the Cypress Bend course at 3-under-par 213 for 54 holes.

Hartwiger sat tied for second after round one but rounds of two-under 70 and one-under 71 pushed her to a four-shot victory. Hartwiger’s final round was especially impressive, firing the only under-par score in Wednesday’s final round. The 10-time Alabama Women’s Amateur champion started with a pair of bogeys and one birdie on her opening nine. However, her closing nine holes included some of her best golf of the week. Hartwiger rolled in two birdies on holes 11 and 15 for a bogey-free back nine.

Kim Keyer-Scott of Estero, Florida, Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, Texas and Mina Hardin of Fort Worth, Texas tied as runner ups after finishing at 1-over 217 total for the week.

Championship Division - Super Senior Champion

Beatriz Arenas of Wellington, Florida claimed the title of Super Senior Champion in the Championship Division finishing with a 54-hole total of 14-over par 230. Tied for second were Jewell Malick of Heath, Texas and Taffy Brower of Boynton Beach, Florida, both posting 54-hole scores of 27-over par 243. Both Malick and Brower are past WSGA Super Senior Champions.

Tournament Division

In the Tournament Division, Pam Posey of Bailey, Mississippi posted a 54-hole score of 11-over par 227, a total of five strokes ahead of runner up Maria Malone of Greensboro, North Carolina. In third place, Susan Miller of Loudon, Tennessee finished with a 54-hole score of 21-over par 237.

In the Tournament First Flight Division, Tracie Tolbert of Jackson, Mississippi posted a 54-hole score of 31-over par 247, a one stroke difference between runner-up Sherry Fox of Montgomery, Texas. In third place, Mary Payne of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia finished with a 54-hole score of 34-over par 250.

Champion of the Tournament Second Division came down to a scorecard tie-break between Paula Moore of Star City, Arkansas and former WSGA president Donna Meyer of Houston, Texas - both posted a 54-hole score of 39-over par 255. With her final-round 18-hole score of 81, it was Moore who claimed the victory. In third place, Diane Dillard of Montgomery, Texas finished with a 54-hole score of 42-over par 258.

In the Tournament Third Flight Division, Kerinda Rutledge of Birmingham, Alabama posted a 54-hole score of 56-over par 272, a two stroke difference between runner-up Karen Jahimiak of Estero, Florida.

Tournament Division - Super Senior Winner

Harriet Cauthen of Orange Beach, Alabama was named the Super Senior Champion in the Tournament Division, finishing with a 54-hole score of 48-over par 264. Runner up, Suzzette Kirchner of Tomball, Texas finished with a 63-over par 279.

The Women’s Southern Golf Association extends its most sincere gratitude to Craft Farms Golf Resort, including its staff and members, for all their hard work in creating such a welcoming atmosphere and memorable championship week. Special thanks are due to General Manager Chad Leonard, Head Golf Professional Ryan Mello, and Superintendent Jason Baumeister and his wonderful grounds crew. The 36th WSGA Senior Amateur Championship would not have been possible without their efforts.

For more information on the 36th WSGA Senior Amateur Championship, click here.

36th Women's Southern Senior Amateur Championship
October 6, 2021
Craft Farms Golf Resort – Cypress Bend
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Final Round Results
Par 72
Championship Yardage: 5,903
Tournament Yardage: 5,366


Hartwiger Leads 36th Women's Southern Senior Amateur Championship after 36 Holes

Gulf Shores, Ala. Kathy Hartwiger is 18 holes away from winning the 36th WSGA Senior Amateur Championship. The Alabama resident fired a tidy 2-under-par 70 in Tuesday’s second round at Craft Farms Golf Resort. Hartwiger started the day two shots back and now leads Texas’s Mina Hardin by two shots headed into Wednesday’s final round.

Play was suspended for a total of 1 hour and 52 minutes in the late afternoon due to lightning in the area during Tuesday’s second round.

Hartwiger, who posted three birdies Tuesday on the par-5 13th hole, is no stranger to success in her home state, having won 10 state amateur titles over three decades. She won her first state amateur title in 1999 and then ran off six consecutive titles from 2002-2007. Hartwiger added three more titles from 2010-12. She won her record 21st state title in July when she captured the Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship.

Her biggest win came on the national stage when she won the 2002 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Hartwiger is one of nine Alabama residents in the field. Through 36 holes of the 36th WSGA Senior Amateur Championship, she sits atop the leaderboard at 2-under 142.

In Contention

Sitting alone in second place is Mina Hardin, one of Texas’s fiercest competitors and longtime supporter of amateur golf in Texas. Hardin, round one co-leader, followed up her 1-under-par 71 with a second-round score of 1-over-par 73. She’s posted an even-par 144 through 36 holes.

Kim Keyer-Scott from Estero, Florida and round-one co-leader, Marilyn Hardy from Magnolia, Texas are one shot behind Hardin and three behind Hartwiger at 1-over-par 145. Keyer-Scott made three birdies and Hardy made two birdies on their way to a 1-over 73 in the second round.

Three players share a piece of fifth place at 4-over 146, including the 2016 Alabama Golf Association Senior Player of the Year, Susan West.

The final round of the 36th WSGA Senior Amateur Championship starts Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. For more information, click here.

36th Women's Southern Senior Amateur Championship
October 5, 2021
Craft Farms Golf Resort – Cypress Bend
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Round 2 Results
Par 72
Championship Yardage: 5,903
Tournament Yardage: 5,366


Two Texans Tied for Lead after Round 1 at 36th WSGA Senior Amateur Championship

Gulf Shores, Ala. The first round of the 36th annual Women’s Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship began Monday at 1:00 p.m. after play was suspended for a total of 5 hours and 30 minutes due to inclement weather and dangerous conditions in the area. The course recovered exceptionally well and stood tall against some of the best senior amateurs hailing from the southern states.

Mina Hardin of Fort Worth, Texas and Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, Texas share the first-round lead of the 36th Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship after turning in a phenomenal 1-under-par 71 at Craft Farms Golf Resort’s Cypress Bend course. Hardy and Hardin, the only players to finish under par, hold a one-shot lead over three others heading into Tuesday’s round.

In Contention

A stout field of experienced players are chasing the two Texans including Alabama native Kathy Hartwiger who sits tied for second. Hartwiger put together a strong round of even-par 72 to begin her charge for victory.

Also sitting tied for second are Kim Keyer-Scott of Estero, Florida and Gigi Higgins of Cape Coral, Florida. They will begin Tuesday one shot back of Hardy and Hardin after carding rounds of even-par 72 on the classic links-style course.

Jayne Pardus of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and Kimbra Benson of Leonardtown, Maryland sit tied sixth after carding rounds of 1-over-par 73.

This is the second Women’s Southern Golf Associations Senior Amateur Championship contested at Craft Farms Golf Resort, having played host to the 33rd annual championship in 2019. Among the eight past champions in the field looking to add their name to the Katharine Graham trophy for an additional time.

Golf Course

A perfect complement to its big sister, Cotton Creek, Cypress Bend has a coastal feel as it traverses a unique system of cord-grass accented lakes which come into play on nearly every hole. The Arnold Palmer-design offers 18 holes of spectacular golf, featuring staggered tee boxes, large undulating greens, sprawling bunkers and year-round lush and green conditions. The first round of the WSGA Senior Championship was played from 5903 yards in the Championship Division and 5366 yards in the Tournament Division.

The second round of the WSGA Senior Amateur Championship starts Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. For more information, click here.

 

36th Women’s Southern Senior Amateur Championship
October 4, 2021
Craft Farms Golf Resort – Cypress Bend
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Round 1 Results
Par 72
Championship Yardage: 5,903
Tournament Yardage: 5,366


Women with two trophies

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

Lake Worth, Fl. – 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 and 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.

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


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

Lake Worth, Fl. – 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.

Amateur – Semifinal Matches
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Jenny Kim 20 holes
Taylor Roberts def. Ashley Zagers 6 and 5
Amateur – Quarterfinal Matches
Jenny Kim def. Jillian Bourdage 1 up
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Lisa Marie Rudometkin 5 and 4
Taylor Roberts def. Kayla Holden 20 holes
Ashley Zagers def. Morgan Pankow 3 and 2
Mid-Amateur – Semifinal Matches
Tara Connelly def. Dawn Woodard 4 and 3
Kim Keyer-Scott def. Wendi Christensen 2 and 1
Mid-Amateur – Quarterfinal Matches
Tara Connelly def. Nancy Beck 4 and 3
Dawn Woodard def. Sarah Gallagher 3 and 2
Wendi Christensen def. Anna Schultz 3 and 1
Kim Keyer-Scott def. Heather Wall 1 up
Mid-Amateur First Flight – Semifinal Matches
Lecia Alexander def. Mimi Hoffman 4 and 3
Jewell Malick def. Cindy Gilkeson 1 up
Mid-Amateur First Flight – Quarterfinal Matches
Mimi Hoffman def. Mary Payne 3 and 2
Lecia Alexander def. Melissa Gotfredson 19 holes
Cindy Gilkeson def. Sherry Fox 3 and 1
Jewell Malick def. Kathie Westlund 3 and 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.

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


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

Lake Worth, Fl. – 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.

Leaderboard
Amateur – Round of 16 Matches
Jenny Kim def. Ximena Gonzalez Garcia 2 and 1
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Cynthia Tu 4 and 3
Amateur – Round 32 Matches
Jenny Kim bye
Victoria England def. Mary Cassity 3 and 2
Jenna Fonda def. Emma Rynn 5 and 3
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Mary Murray 6 and 5
Mid-Amateur – Round of 16 Matches
Tara Connelly def. Mary Jane Hiestand 2 and 1
Wendi Christensen def. Tama Caldabaugh 3 and 2
Heather Wall def. Joann Ferrieri 6 and 5
Sarah Gallagher def. Mina Hardin 2 and 1
Dawn Woodard def. Lin Culver 4 and 3
Mid-Amateur – Round of 32 Matches
Tara Connelly def. Connie Bousquet 7 and 6
Wendi Christensen def. Taffy Brower 5 and 4
Heather Wall def. Julie Robichaux 3 and 2
Sarah Gallagher def. Mina Hardin 2 and 1
Dawn Woodard def. Leslie Olive Henry 5 and 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.

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