Stasi Earns Third Mid-Amateur Win
Meghan Stasi, of Oakland Park, regained her title as Mid-Amateur Champion after not playing as defending Champion in 2015. Stasi took the early lead after day one with a one under-par 71. Kim Benedict, of Bonita Springs, sat two shots back after a round one score of one over-par 73. Defending Champion, Tara Joy-Connelly, of Palm Beach, would start the final round three shots back at 74.
Stasi never lost sight of the lead during the final round and posted an impressive second round score of three under-par 69 on near perfect course conditions. Consistent play and capitalizing on the par fives in her second round propelled Stasi to a wire-to-wire victory! She was the only player in the field with two under-par rounds and finished four under-par for the tournament with a 140 total. Seven strokes behind, Joy-Connelly finished in second place with a second round 73 and tournament total 147. Boynton Beach resident, Taffy Brower, advanced up the leaderboard with rounds of 76-74 to take third place with a 150 total.
The Middle Division, Middle Division First Flight, and Forward Division crowned gross and net winners on Sunday. Sandie St. Onge, of Jensen Beach, carded gross rounds of 74-77—151 to win the Middle Division by nine strokes over Lucy Sievers in second place. Consistency was key for Patrisa Handley, of Sarasota, who won the Middle Division First Flight with two rounds of 80, tournament total 160. Five strokes behind in second place was Tinker Sanger who came back in the second round with a 77 for a 165 tournament total. Jane Renninger, of Dade City, finished first in the Forward Division by eight strokes with a 172 tournament total. Diane Harris and Andi Phillips finished tied for second place. Click here for Net Results.