Women's Senior Amateur Championship
April 8-9, 2013
Hiestand & Jackson claim Senior titles
Mary Jane Hiestand claimed the 2013 Women's Senior Amateur in wire to wire fashion at Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs. The Naples native backed up an opening round 72 with a final round 75 to best 3-time past champion and good friend, Diane Lang who shot 75-76 -151. Lang made it interesting however, erasing a three shot deficit with an opening nine of 35 in Tuesday's final round while Hiestand went out in 40. Lang, also a 3-time U.S. Women's Senior Amateur Champion, extended her lead with a birdie on the 10th hole. Mary Jane responded with a birdie on 11 followed by a string of pars which was good enough for a three shot victory. Hiestand is a 3-time reigning Women's Senior Player of the Year (Sharing the honors with Lang in 2010).
In the Super Senior Division, Nancy Jackson of Boynton Beach came from behind to win by three strokes over Nancy Smith (84-77) of North Port. Meredith Wolf of Wellington held the first round lead after an opening 80, but a final round 85 left her in third place. After a first round 83, Jackson heated up to the tune of a final round 75. It was the lowest round of the Championship in the Super Senior Division and was highlighted by a birdie on the difficult par three 13th hole.
Senior Championship First Flight - Debbie Court, Sarasota, FL 83-78—161
Senior Field First Flight - Susan Markin, Palm Beach, FL 83-78--161
Senior Field Second Flight - Susan Howen, Venice, FL 91-86—177
Super Senior Field First Flight - Connie Malenick, Naples, FL 82-82—164
Super Senior Field Second Flight - Jeannette Sullivan, Palmetto Bay, FL 98-87—185
Senior Field First Flight - Gilda Perez, Orlando, FL 71-70—141
Senior Field Second Flight - Liz Rees, Naples, FL 70-71—141
Super Senior Field First Flight - Connie Malenick, Naples, FL 69-69—138
Super Senior Field Second Flight - Jeannette Sullivan, Palmetto Bay, FL 72-61--133
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Senior Field||5,365 yds.|
|Super-Senior Field||4,827 yds.|
Entries close Wednesday, March 20, 2013
As one of the FSGA's most popular and prestigious events, the Women's Senior Championship was moved earlier in the schedule from June to April to allow women that may leave Florida during the summer months the opportunity to compete. Worthington Country Club is located in Naples, where there is a multitude of fine dining, entertainment and even more options of shopping. Sounds perfect for a girls trip!
Worthington Country Club
Worthington offers an exciting championship golf course. With meticulously and consistently well maintained and manicured, it plays like the best of the private country clubs in the area. We would be remiss to overlook our service- the kind of service you’d expect from a private country club. Worthington is truly a first-class club in southwest Florida. Click here to learn more about Worthington Country Club.
36 holes of individual stroke play.
In the Senior Championship Division and Super-Senior Championship Division, flights will be determined after the first round and it will be gross play only.
In the Senior Field Division and Super-Senior Field Division, players will be pre-flighted based on their handicap index as of April 1, 2013. All Field Flights will compete for gross and net prizes.
The Championship Divisions (Senior and Super-Senior) will be flighted after the first round. Generally, divisions of more than 10 individuals will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of competitors and/or the range of scores. The Field Divisions (Senior and Super-Senior) will be pre-flighted based on current handicap indexes. Generally, divisions of more than 10 individuals will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of competitors and/or the range of handicaps.
There will be a hole by hole play-off immediately following play in event of a tie for first place only in the Senior Championship and Super-Senior Championship Divisions. It is the player's responsibility to be present for any playoff.
Must be a female amateur member of the FSGA and have reached 50 of age by April 8, 2013.
Must have a Florida USGA GHIN Handicap no higher than 34.0. The valid Florida GHIN Handicap Indexes used will be from the April 1, 2013 revision.
Senior and Super Senior Divisions
There is both a Senior and Super-Senior age bracket for the championship. Players must be 65 years or older as of April 8, 2013 to be eligible to play in the Super-Senior Division, if they so choose. 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.
Senior Championship Division - 5,800 yards approx. (Gross Only)
Senior Field Division - 5,400 yards approx. (Gross & Net)
Super-Senior Championship Division - 5,400 yards approx. (Gross Only)
Super-Senior Field Division - 4,900 yards approx. (Gross & Net)
Schedule of Events
Monday, April 8th
- 7:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Player Registration
- 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round One tee times off #1 & #10 (Stroke play)
Tuesday, April 9th
- 8:30 AM - Shotgun (Playoff to immediately follow play, if needed)
- 12:30 PM (approx.) - Awards luncheon (included in entry fee)
$175 Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late fee, charged only if player gains entrance into the field.
Awards Luncheon (included)
There is an awards luncheon immediately following play on the final round, April 9th. The lunch is included in your entry fee.
Championship Field Size
Senior Championship Division: 5,700-5,900 yards (Gross only)
Senior Field Division: 5,200-5,400 yards (Gross & Net)
Super-Senior Championship Division: 5,200-5,400 yards (Gross only)
Super-Senior Field Division: 4,800-5,000 yards (Gross & Net)
Round One tee times will begin at 8:00 AM off the 1st and 10th tees.
Round Two will be an 8:30 AM shotgun.
Practice Round and Practice Facility Information
The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax. Please call (239) 495-2278 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
Lynda Case, of Fort Myers, shot 75-71--146 to win the 21st Women's Senior Amateur Championship at Fiddlesticks Country Club. Trailing Mary Jane Hiestand, of Naples, by two strokes after the first round, Case came back with a one under par 71 to claim the championship title.
Defending Super-Senior Champion
Meredith Wolf, of Wellington, shot 84-93--177 to be the 2012 Women's Super-Senior Champion at Fiddlesticks Country Club. Tying for first with Melinda Morgan, of Debary, Wolf outlasted her in the first sudden-death playoff hole.
Championship Pace of Play
Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy (timing checkpoints at holes 9 and 18).
Hard Card; Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions
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.
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.
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Method of Payment
Worthington accepts Visa/MasterCard for payment.
Worthington Country Club
13550 Worthington Way
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
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