Women's Mid-Amateur Championship

The Club at The Strand - (Savannah to Preserve) - Naples
May 13-15, 2022

NAPLES, Fla. – Ashley Zagers birdied two holes late to take home the victory at the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The Oldsmar native took home the one-shot victory, finishing the weekend at 3-under 144.

This is the first FSGA championship win for Zagers who just finished up her senior season at the University of South Florida.

Zagers began the final round in a tie for the lead with Kelli Pry and Kim Benedict at 1-under. Benedict took the outright lead with a birdie on the third. Zagers rolled in a birdie on the fifth to take back a share of the lead at 2 under. Seeking her second-straight Women’s Mid-Amateur title, Benedict added a birdie on the 12th to take the lead at 3 under.

After a bogey on the ninth, Zagers went birdie-bogey on the 12th and 13th to move to 1 under for the championship. She carded back-to-back birdies on the 15th and 16th to take the outright lead at 3 under. Zagers held on to capture the victory with a 2-under 70, ending the championship with rounds of 71-72-70.

Benedict finished in second place, finishing the weekend at 2-under 214. The defending champion posted rounds of 71-71-71. Zagers and Benedict were the only two players in the field to post three round at even-par or better.

Alisa Clark took a third-place finish at 1-over 217 with rounds of 73-74-71 for the championship. Four players finished the weekend in a tie for fourth at 4-over 220: Heather Wall, Kelli Pry, Kaitlyn Durrance and Meghan Stasi.

In the Middle Division, Liz Boudreaux claimed a three-stroke victory with a championship total of 80-82--162. Janet Van Slyke captured the win in the Middle First Division, posting a 80-88--168 for the championship.

Bonnie Blanchard was victorious in the Foward Division, finishing the championship with a 90-93--183, while Nancy Suto won the Forward First Division, after carding a 90-95--185 for the weekend. 

 

New in 2022 for the Championship Division this will be a 54-hole WAGR ranked event 

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Championship 5,833 yds 74.9/134
Middle 5,340 yds 72.2/128
Forward 4,825 yds 68.5/121

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
PartlyCloudy Partly cloudy with a slight breeze 84 °F
Sunny Sunny 80 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Ashley Zagers 71 72 70 213 5000
2 Kim Benedict 71 72 71 214 3500
3 Ailsa Clark 73 74 70 217 2500
T4 Kelli Pry 69 74 77 220 1750
T4 Kaitlyn Durrance 75 75 70 220 1750
T4 Heather Wall 76 71 73 220 1750
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Liz Boudreaux 80 82 0 162 0
2 Linda Chen 79 84 0 163 0
3 Kerstin Koenig 82 83 0 165 0
4 Christine Gibson 83 87 0 170 0
5 Deborah Rogers 87 84 0 171 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Janet Van Slyke 80 88 0 168 0
2 Carol Baker 91 88 0 179 0
3 Amanda Kluzynski 92 91 0 183 0
4 Linda Davis 91 93 0 184 0
5 Teresa Garella 84 101 0 185 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Bonnie Blanchard 90 93 0 183 0
2 Gina Lynch 95 89 0 184 0
3 Lynn Robbins 93 95 0 188 0
T4 Beth Pajak 97 93 0 190 0
T4 Ja Gay 93 97 0 190 0
T4 Connie Burmaster 92 98 0 190 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Nancy Suto 90 95 0 185 0
2 Deborah Sheperd 92 96 0 188 0
3 Jean Oberg 94 99 0 193 0
4 Edee Snider 104 90 0 194 0
5 Kay Waltman 95 105 0 200 0
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Tournament Summary

Format:  54 holes of individual stroke play (Championship Division)
36 holes of individual stroke play (Middle and Forward Divisions)

Eligibility FSGA member at least 22 years of age

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 34.0 or less

Entry Fees:  Age 22-29 - $80, Age 30 & Over - $160

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Format

  • Maximum Field Size - 84 players
  • Three divisions - Championship, Middle, and Forward
  • The overall Champion will be the individual from the Championship Division with the lowest total score

Eligibility

  • Female amateur golfers
  • At least 22 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • A valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0 at time of entry
  • Entrant is required to be a member of the FSGA

Entry Fees

  • Ages 30 & Over - $160
  • Ages 22-29 - $80 (Promoting Women's Golf Discount)

Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late fee should the player gain acceptance into the field. 

Promoting Women's Golf - Discounted Entry Fee - In an effort to attract younger women back to competitive golf, the FSGA is reducing the entry fee for this event for women between the ages of 22 and 29 years old as of the first day of the competition. Women's mid-amateur golf faces a crisis and declining levels of participation. Reduced participation by women who leave the game after college also results in fewer future junior players being introduced to the game by their families. The FSGA is dedicated to making every possible effort to provide competitive golf that is accessible to women of all ages, including the early mid-amateurs who often face the most obstacles related to time and finances. The full entry price to this event for women over 29 is the SAME as in prior years and we hope all players will support this initiative to promote golf to all women. Please join us in spreading the word so that more women will join us at the championship and return to playing competitive golf on a regular basis.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 13th: 

  • 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Player registration
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Starting times off #1
    • Championship Division ONLY

Saturday, May 14th: 

  • 7:15AM - 9:30 AM - Player registration
  • 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Starting times off #1 and #10
    • All divisions

Sunday, May 15th: 

  • 8:30 AM - Final round shotgun - All divisions
  • Awards presentation and luncheon immediately following play

Entry Priority

The FSGA will hold 50% of the total field for the Championship Division until April 1, 2022, after which entries will be accepted based upon order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list by division. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available in their division. 

Divisions & Course Set-Up

Players must select their division at the time of entry. A player may not switch divisions once pairings are posted.

  • Championship Division - 5,800-6,000 yards (Gross Only)
  • Middle Division - 5,300- 5,500 yards (Gross & Net)
  • Forward Division - 4,800-5,000 yards (Gross & Net)

Suggested Handicap Guidelines

The following should be considered when selecting divisions 

  • Championship Division - 10.0 & Under
  • Middle Division - 11.0-18.0
  • Forward Division - 19.0 & Over

Committee Discretion: The Championship Committee reserves the right to move any player out of the Forward Division if their handicap is significantly lower than the majority of the competitors in that division, and their scoring history does not reflect the need to play from the Forward Division yardage. 

Handicap Requirements

  • All valid Florida GHIN Handicap Indexes used will be from 7 days prior to the championship start date
  • Each player must have a valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0
  • Players in the Middle & Forward Divisions will play to 95% of their course handicap

Flighting

The Championship Division is gross only and will not be flighted.   

The Middle & Forward Divisions will be pre-flighted based on individual handicaps.

Generally, divisions of more than 14 individuals will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of individuals and/or the range of individual handicaps or scores. 

Breaking Ties

Championship Division – The overall Champion will be the team with the lowest total score.  In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff on a hole designated by the Committee to determine the Champions.

Other Divisions – All ties in each flight of the Middle and Forward Division will be broken by the USGA scorecard match. The last 9 holes will be considered holes 10-18, the last 6 holes will be holes 13-18, the last 3 holes will be holes 16-18 and the last hole will be hole 18. In the case that players are still tied after the 18th hole, the winner will be determined by lot. 

Middle and Forward Divisions will pay gross first, then net.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship and after 12:00 PM the weekend prior on a space available basis. The price for a practice round is $40.00 + tax and includes cart and range balls prior to the round. Please call 239-592-9944 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Defending Mid-Amateur Champion

Kim Benedict didn’t know it, but a birdie on the final hole would crown her the Women’s Mid-Amateur champion. Her caddie had told her that the scores weren’t updated and that she didn’t know where they stood. The truth was Benedict was in a tie for first with one to play. Beginning the final round with a share of the lead, Benedict got off to a solid start as she played the first four holes at 1 under to take the outright lead. She added two bogeys and a birdie to close out the front side at even par. On her final hole of the day, Benedict went for the green in two, and rolled in a short birdie putt to capture the Women's Mid-Amateur Championship at Laurel Oak Country Club.

Click here for previous year's results

Other Policies

  • Spectator and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player MUST ride, with the player’s clubs remaining on the golf cart. Click here.
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Terms of Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules.  The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.

Host Hotel

Innovation Hotel
1290 Innovation Dr
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 451-4070

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Payment

The Club at The Strand accepts all major credit cards (no cash).

Directions

The Club at The Strand
5840 Strand Blvd.
Naples, FL 34110

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