Four Teams Clinch Championship Titles
The Women's Four-Ball Match Play Championship was concluded on Sunday at Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club in Vero Beach, Florida. Four teams fought through the tough competition and clenched their flight titles as bad weather loomed over the majority of the championship.
Meghan Stasi, of Oakland Park, and Tara Connelly, of West Palm Beach, headed tied into their final match against Marie Arnoux, of Miami Beach, and Maria Marino, of Coral Springs. Stasi and Connelly were able to withstand the Arnoux and Marino team, winning the Championship Flight with a total of 33 points. Arnoux and Marino tied for second place at 31 points with Therese Quinn, of Jacksonville, and Angie Browning, of Neptune Beach.
The First Flight title was won with the widest point difference of the championship. Diane Armet, of West Palm Beach, and Joyce Martin, of Boca Raton, claimed the First Flight title with a total of 32 points. Beth Sholar, of St. Petersburg, and Mary Lou Edwards, of Palm Harbour, finished in second with a total of 27 points.
Leading during most of the championship, Mary Ann Andrews Modrak, of Sarasota, and Joyce Vanatter, of Lakewood Ranch, were victorious in the Second Flight. Winning with a total of 31 points, they were followed by Kerstin Koenig, of Miami, and Jennie Taylor, of Estero, who finished second in the Second Flight with 28 points.
In the Third Flight, the Lemon-Steiner duo stayed strong to win their flight with 31.5 points. Charliene and Linda won by two points over the team of Jeannette Sullivan, of Palmetto Bay, and Conchita Llach, of Coral Gables, who finished in a close second with a 29.5 point total.
Five Nine-Hole Net Matches were played for all Flights except the Championship Flight played at Gross. Three Nine-Hole Matches were played on Saturday, followed by two Nine-Hole Matches on Sunday. One (1) point is awarded for each hole won, and for the overall nine-hole match winner. Half-points are given for hole ties and an overall match tie.