Women's Senior Amateur Championship
March 30 - April 1, 2021
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Kim Keyer-Scott and Christine Hunt raised the trophy at the Women’s Senior Amateur Championship on Thursday at St. Johns Golf & Country Club. Cohn captured the one-stroke victory in the Senior Division at 6-over 151. Hunt earned the back-to-back victory in the Super-Senior Division at 16-over 160.
This victory marked Keyer-Scott’s first Women’s Senior Amateur win, while Hunt picked up her third victory.
Keyer-Scott began the championship with an even-par 73 in Tuesday’s first round to sit in a tie for second with Lin Culver, one shot back of the first-round leader, Susan Cohn.
The 2020 FSGA Women’s Senior Player of the Year, Keyer-Scott posted a 1-over 73 in the second round, closing out her front nine with three-straight birdies on No. 15-17. She finished the day in solo second place at 1-over 146, one shot back of Cohn.
Battling wind and light rain in the final round, Keyer-Scott started the day with a 1-over front side, with a birdie on the sixth. Making the turn, Keyer-Scott and Culver sat in a tie at the top of the leaderboard at 3-over.
Keyer-Scott ran into some trouble on the back side, playing No. 13-15 at 4 over, with Culver taking the lead on the outright lead on the 13th hole. Heading to final hole, Culver held a two-shot lead over Keyer-Scott. Culver finished the hole with a double bogey, while Keyer-Scott secured the one-shot victory with a par, carding a final-round 77.
The Bonita Springs picked up the Senior Amateur win, after finishing runner-up at last year’s championship. This is the second FSGA title for Keyer-Scott, who won the 2018 Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
Culver finished the week in a tie for second with Cohn at 7-over 223. Culver posted rounds of 72-74-77 for the three-day championship. Cohn, who was the 2019 champion, used rounds of 71-73-79 to take a share of the runner-up finish. Her first-round 71 was the low round of the championship.
Sherry Herman finished fourth at 13-over 229, while Therese Quinn and Mary Jane Hiestand tied for fifth at 14-over 230.
Hunt started the championship with a 9-over 81 in Wednesday’s first round. The Ponte Vedra Beach native finished the day one shot back of the first-round leader, Sandie St. Ogne.
Hunt, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, got the final round started with a 2-over front side. She finished the day with a 5 over on the back side to card a final-round 79 and earn the three-shot victory.
She is the first player to win back-to-back Women’s Super-Senior titles in FSGA history, earning her third Super-Senior victory in four years.
St. Ogne finished three shots back of Hunt in second place at 19-over 163, while Kibbe Reilly and Janet Van Slyke tied for third at 21-over 164.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Senior Championship||5,798 yds. 73.7/126|
|Senior Field||5,301 yds. 69.8/119|
|Super-Senior Championship||5,301 yds. 69.8/119|
|Super-Senior Field||4,929 yds. 68.3/116|
|Mostly Sunny, light rain at times||75 °F|
|Mostly Sunny with a few scattered clouds||78 °F|
Format: 54 holes of individual stroke play (Senior Championship Division)
Eligibility: FSGA member at least 50 years of age
Handicap: Florida GHIN 34.0 or less
Entry Fees: Championship Division - $240
- 54 holes of individual stroke play - Senior Championship Division
- 36 holes of individual stroke play - Super-Senior Championship and Field Divisions
- Maximum Field Size - 84 players
- Four Divisions - Senior Championship, Senior Field, Super-Senior Championship, Super-Senior Field
- The overall Champions will be the individuals from the Senior and Super-Senior Championship Divisions with the lowest 54 and 36-hole total score
- Female amateur golfers
- At least 50 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
- At least 65 years of age as of the first day of the Championship to select to play in the Super-Senior Division at time of entry
- A valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0 at time of entry
- Entrant is required to be a member of the FSGA
- $240 - Senior Championship Division
- $190 - Super-Senior Championship and Field Divisions
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 entrant gain acceptance into the field.
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, March 30th
- 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Player registration
- 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Tee times off #1 only
- Senior Championship Division ONLY
Wednesday, March 31st
- 6:45 - 7:45 AM - Player registration
- 8:00 AM Shotgun - All divisions
Thursday, April 1st
- 8:00 AM Shotgun - All divisions
- Awards presentation immediately following play
Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full, or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.
Divisions & Course Set-Up
There will be both a Championship (gross) and Field (gross & net) Division in each age bracket. Players must select which Division and Field they wish to compete in upon entry. No player may play in both age brackets or Divisions within age brackets. A player may not switch divisions once pairings are posted.
- Senior Championship Division - 5,600-5,800 yards (Gross Only)
- Senior Field Division - 5,300-5,500 yards (Gross & Net)
- Super-Senior Championship Division - 5,300-5,500 yards (Gross Only)
- Super-Senior Field Division - 4,700-4,900 yards (Gross & Net)
Suggested Handicap Guidelines
The following should be considered when selecting divisions.
- Senior Championship Division - 12.0 & Under
- Senior Field Division - 13.0 & Over
- Super-Senior Championship Division - 12.0 & Under
- Super-Senior Field Division - 13.0 & Over
Committee Discretion: The Championship Committee reserves the right to move any player out of the Senior Field or Super-Senior Field 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 either of those yardages.
- 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 Field Divisions will play to 95% of their course handicap
It is the responsibility of any player that maintains a Handicap Index lower than her current Florida GHIN Handicap to inform the FSGA for resolution. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
The Championship Divisions is gross only and will not be flighted.
The Field Divisions will be pre-flighted based on individual handicaps.
Generally, divisions of more than 14 individuals will be pre-flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of individuals and/or the range of combined individual handicaps or scores.
Championship Division – The overall Senior and Super-Senior Champions will be the individuals from their respective Championship Division 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 Field Divisions 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.
Field Divisions will pay gross first, then net.
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the Championship, and after 12:00 PM the weekend prior on a space available basis. Players may play a practice round at the rate of $35.00 + tax and includes a cart and range balls prior to the round. Please call 904-940-3200 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 Senior Champion
Cohn began the championship with a a 1-over 73 in Monday’s first round to take a one-shot lead over the field. Her first-round 73 was the low round of the championship. “It’s an honor. We have wonderful players in this state,” Cohn said. “The FSGA is very supportive of women’s senior golf and I think you see it, you see the participation. To have this good year, it means a lot. ”The Palm Beach Gardens resident began the final round with four-straight pars, adding her first birdie of the day on the fifth hole. She made the turn at 3-over to hold a one-shot lead over Kim Keyer-Scott, who was in second place. Cohn, who was the Low Amateur at the 2020 Florida Women’s Senior Open, finished the day with a 3-over back nine, carding another birdie. She used a final-round 78 to secure the two-shot victory. Click here for previous year's results. Click here for previous year's results.
Defending Super-Senior Champion
Hunt posted a 10-over 81 in the first round on Monday to sit sit one shot back of the leaders heading into the final round. After two bogeys early in the round, she closed out the front side with a birdie on the eighth to make the at 1-over for the day. The Ponte Vedra Beach resident added another birdie on the 17th to post a final-round 77. Hunt earned her second Super-Senior victory in three years, after she won the championship in 2018 at Country Club of Ocala.
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St. Johns Golf & Country Club
205 St. Johns Golf Dr.
St. Augustine, FL 32092
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