Rymer Captures 85th Women's Amateur
Emily Rymer defeated Charlotte Daughan in the final match to win the 85th Florida State Women’s Amateur Championship held at Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, on June 7-11.
The final match on Wednesday put Emily Rymer, of Orlando, the 9th seed, against Charlotte Daughan, of Orlando the 22nd seed. Rymer got off to a hot start in the finals winning the first two holes to take an early 2 up lead. After halving the next two holes, Daughan would win the 5th hole to cut the lead in half. After a two hour weather delay, Rymer would start to take control of the match on the 7th hole, knocking her approach to four feet to make birdie and regain her 2 up lead. Rymer would extend her lead to 3 up heading into the back nine after winning the 9th hole with a par.
Standing on the 10th tee with a comfortable lead, Rymer, who will be a senior at Florida Southern University this fall, would all but close the door on Daughan by winning holes 10, 11 and 12 to take a commanding 6 up lead with six holes to play. With her first State Championship in sight, Rymer would make par on the 13th hole to win the match 6 and 5. Rymer had it going all day, and was three-under par on her round through her 13 holes of play. In five matches, Rymer never reached the 18th hole, dominating her competition en route to the title.
Before reaching the finals of the Women's Amateur Championship Rymer and Daughan, both endured 36-holes of stroke play to advance to the match play portion of the event. After the field was trimmed to the low 32 competitors, both players had to win four matches to advance to the finals.