Women's International Four-Ball Championship
February 16-17, 2013
Connelly & Stasi Prevail in Sudden Death Playoff
The 2013 Women’s International Four-Ball Championship was exceptionally close this year. Palm Beach’s Tara Connelly and Oakland Park’s Meghan Stasi battled through cold and windy weather to shoot an even par 72 during the final day, for a two-under (70-72) 142. However, the duo still had a challenging task ahead of them in order to win the Championship. Marie Arnoux and Alexandra Frazier came from behind and fired a final day 69 (73-69-142), forcing a sudden death playoff at The Wanderer’s Club in Wellington, Florida.
The intense playoff between the two teams ended on the fifth hole, where the Connelly/Stasi duo sank a birdie putt to claim the Women’s International Four-Ball Championship (pictured right). This is the duo’s second win as a team; the first came back in September, when they won the FSGA Women’s Four-Ball Match Play Championship. Full Story
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Entries Close Wednesday, January 30, 2013
ALL players must create an account on the FSGA website before entering event.
Membership is NOT required.
As the fourth championship in the Orange Blossom Tour that includes the Harder Hall Women's Invitational, the South Atlantic Amateur (SALLY), and the Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship, the Women’s International Four-Ball carries a tremendous amount of history and prestige. The FSGA acquired the championship in early 2012 with the hopes of reviving the historical event. First conducted in 1945 by the Jaycees of Hollywood, Florida, the early championships included the names of Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Peggy Kirk-Bell, and other notables.
The Wanderers Club
The Wanderers Club is a challenging and unique Jacobsen Hardy design that is located in Palm Beach, North America's premiere equestrian community. It's immaculate fairways and greens, spectacular practice facilities, and high-end club ambiance provide the avid golfer the atmosphere they desire. The club is just minutes from the gorgeous and flourishing city of West Palm Beach where fine dining, shopping, and entertainment can easily be found. Please click here to learn more about The Wanderers Club.
The format of the championship will be 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, commonly known as a two-person, best-ball. Teams may choose which division they wish to compete in upon entry; the Championship, Silver, or Bronze Division. The overall Women’s International Four-Ball champion will be the team from the Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total score.
The Championship Division will play at approximately 6,000 yards; the Silver Division will play at approximately 5,500 yards; and the Bronze Division will play at approximately 5,000 yards. The Championship Division will compete for gross prizes only, and the Silver and Bronze Divisions will compete for both gross and net prizes.
The Championship Division will be flighted after the first round. Generally, divisions of more than 10 teams will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of competitors and/or the range of scores. The Silver and Bronze Divisions will be pre-flighted based on combined team handicaps. Generally, divisions of more than 10 teams will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of competitors and/or the range of combined team handicaps.
The overall Women’s International Four-Ball Champion will be the team from the Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total score. In the event of a tie for first place in the Championship Division there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff on a hole designated by the Committee to determine the championship team. Ties for first place gross and first place net in each flight in both the Silver and Bronze Divisions will be broken by the USGA tie break method. The final day 18 hole respective score, whether gross or net, will be used to determine the first place gross or net team. If there is still a tie, the final 9 holes of the last day (holes #10-18) will be used to determine the winner. If there is still a tie, the final 6 holes will be used, and then the final 3 if there is still a tie. If still tied, the respective gross or net flight champion will be determined by lot (i.e. coin toss).
Female amateurs with a valid USGA Handicap Index of 34.0 or less
$360 (per team)
*Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf, Friday evening cocktail reception with heavy hors d'oeuvre (cash bar), lunch after both Saturday and Sunday's rounds, and gift certificate prizes. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
Championship Field Size
Divisions & Course Set-up
Championship Division - Approx. 6,000 yards (Gross Only)
Silver Division - Approx. 5,500 yards (Gross & Net)
Bronze Division - Approx. 5,000 yards (Gross & Net)
The valid USGA Handicap Indexes used will be from the February 1, 2013 revision. Each player must have a valid USGA Handicap Index no higher than 34.0. The course handicap differential between partners may be no more than eight (8) strokes. If the differential is more than eight (8) strokes, the higher course handicap will be reduced to allow for the difference. 100% of each player's handicap will be used. Teams may choose which division they wish to compete in upon entry; the Championship, Silver, or Bronze Division.
Practice rounds are available on the Friday prior to the Championship. Practice rounds may be available during the week prior to the Championship on a case-by-case basis, but there is no guarantee. The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax. Please call (561) 795-3510 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.
Schedule of Events
Friday, February 15th
- 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM – Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM – Players’ Cocktail Reception - Included with entry fee (cash bar)
Saturday, February 16th
- 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM – Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
- 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM – Round One tee times off #1 and #10
- 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (approx.) – First Round luncheon, located in upstairs dining room - Included with entry fee
Sunday, February 17th
- 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM – Final Round tee times off #1 and #10
- 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (approx.) – Final Round luncheon and awards presentation, located in upstairs dining room - Included with entry fee (*Silver Division will be awarded immediately after both flights finish, at approximately 1:00 PM)
Spectators and Caddies
Please click here to read the spectator policy. Spectators and caddies are always welcome at FSGA Championships. Only players are allowed to ride in carts. If a player employs a caddie, the caddie MUST walk and the player's clubs must remain on the golf cart.
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.
Championship Pace of Play
Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy.
Hard Card; Local Rules and Conditions of Competition
Click here to read the Hard Card and additional Conditions of Competitions.
Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, caddie and spectator and other policies.
Click here here for information on how alternates may gain entry into either qualifying for the Championship or into the Championship proper.
The Wanderers Club accepts Cash,Visa/MasterCard, and American Express as payment.
Host Hotel & Accommodations
The host hotel for the championship is the Hampton Inn West Palm Beach.
Hampton Inn Turnpike
2025 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Or, click on the Hotel icon to find hotels in the Wellington area.
Directions to The Wanderers Club
The Wanderers Club
1900 Aero Club Drive
Wellington, FL 33414
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