Women's Amateur Championship

Vero Beach Country Club - Vero Beach
June 8-12, 2013

Mallory Viera Wins 84th Womens Amateur

Mallory Viera, of Howey-in-the-Hills, defeated Yuanru Yin, of Orlando, in the final match to win the 84th Florida State Women’s Amateur Championship held at Vero Beach Country Club in Vero Beach, on June 8-12.

The final match was filled with excitement on Wednesday morning. Viera got off to a hot start taking an early lead with a birdie on the par 5 second hole only to see Yin drain a six-foot birdie putt on the 3rd hole to square the match. After halving holes four through eight, Yin would win the 9th hole to take a 1up lead into the final nine holes of play.  After losing the 10th hole with a bogey, Viera would go on to birdie holes 11 and 13 to square the match. On hole 16, Yin would take a 1 up lead by making par, but a costly three putt bogey on the par three 17th hole would once again square the match heading to the difficult 18th hole. It was only fitting that both players would make great par saves on the 18th hole to send the match to extra holes.

On the 19th hole, Viera and Yin both found the trees off the tee but recovered nicely to make pars and send the match to the 20th hole. The 20th hole was a reachable par 5, and after both players hit great tee shots, Viera would be the first to play. Going for the green in two, her shot just ended up short on the front edge forcing Yin to pull off a great second shot. Yin’s chances were derailed after her second shot came to rest out of bounds by an inch and a half. Yin then conceded the match for a dramatic victory for Viera.

Viera, who is currently a senior at Stetson University, earned her first State Championship title on Wednesday joining some great champions who have won this prestigious event. Viera also recently qualified for the United States Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship to be held June 17-22 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, in Norman, Oklahoma.

Before reaching the finals of the Women's Amateur Championship Viera and Yin, 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.

Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Ashley Holder 70 73 143 0
T2 Dylan Kim 73 73 146 0
T2 Katie Mitchell 73 73 146 0
T2 Yuanru Yin 77 69 146 0
T5 Tess Huber 70 78 148 0
T5 Mallory Viera 77 71 148 0
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Entries close Wednesday, May 22, 2013

 

Gross Only - NO HANDICAPS GIVEN 

The Women's Amateur Championship is the oldest and most prestigious event on the women's championship schedule.  In it's 84th year, past champions include the names of Cristie Kerr, Meghan Stasi, Taffy Brower, and other notables.  The format of this prestigious championship has been changed to 36 holes of stroke play to cut the field to low 32 for match play. The Amateur will move to June, and will now include only one division, played from 6,000 yards without handicaps (gross only)  and no consolation flights.

Vero Beach Country Club

Vero Beach Country Club is a first-class facility that is always in immaculate condition.  The club is minutes from the beach and the area boasts many great restaurants and hotels-many of which are right on the beach!

Eligibility

Must be a female amateur member of the FSGA with a valid Florida GHIN handicap.  And also must be (1) a resident of Florida (reside in Florida at least 4 months per year, have otherwise established legal residency or graduated from a Florida high school and presently attending an out-of-state college); or a student who physically attends a high school or college in Florida at
any time during the four months prior to the last day of the Championship; or(3) a military personnel or a dependent of a military personnel based in Florida on active duty.

Championship Format

36 holes of individual stroke play qualifying on Saturday and Sunday.  Field will be cut to the top 32 players for the Championship match play field.  In the case of a tie for the 32nd seed,
there will be a sudden death hole-by-hole playoff.  The hole will be determined by the Committee.

Round of 32 matches will be played on Monday morning, with Round of 16 matches following on Monday afternoon.  Quarter-final matches will be played Tuesday morning, with Semi-final matches played in the afternoon on Tuesday.  The final 18 hole Championship match will be played on Wednesday morning. 

No consolation flights. 

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 8th
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Player Registration
  • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM - Round One tee times off #1 & #10 (Stroke play)
  • Player Cocktail Reception at Vero Beach Country Club, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 9th
  • 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round Two tee times off #1 & #10 (Stroke play)
  • Field cut to low 32 (Playoff to immediately follow play, if needed)
Monday, June 10th
  • Round of 32 Matches
  • Round of 16 Matches
  • Lunch provided in club restaurant to match play competitors

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Quarter-final Matches
  • Semifinal Matches
  • Lunch provided in club restaurant to match play competitors

Wednesday, June 12th

  • Championship 18-hole Match
  • Lunch provided in club restaurant to match play competitors

Championship Field Size

84 players

Entry Fee

$180
*Entry fee includes cocktail reception with heavy hors d'oeuvre the evening of Saturday, June 8th (cash bar), and lunches for players during match play days (Monday-Wednesday). Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.

Handicap Limit

Must have a Florida GHIN Handicap no higher than 18.4.  No handicaps given. Gross stroke play ONLY.

Course Set-up

6,000 yards (GROSS ONLY - NO HANDICAPS)

Practice Round and Practice Facility Information

Practice rounds are available now until the championship after 12:00 PM, however they may only be booked three days in advance.  The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call (772) 562-2775 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 Champion

Meghan Stasi, from Oakland Park, defeated Marie Arnoux, 3&2, to win the 2012 Women's Amateur Championship at Weston Hills - Tour Course.  Stasi took an early lead with a birdie on the par 5 1st hole, and maintained the 1up lead through seven holes. Stasi then birdied the 8th to go 2up. Arnoux, from Miami Beach, birdied the 11th, but Stasi countered with a birdie on the 12th to return to 2up. She then won the 13th to go 3up and she held the lead through the 16th hole where she won the match 3&2 and claimed her second Women's Amateur Championship title (2010 & 2012).

Championship Pace of Play

Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy.

Hard Card; Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions

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Championship Policies

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Spectators and Caddies

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.

Conditions; Schedules

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.

Hotel Accommodations

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Method of Payments

Vero Beach Country Club accepts cash, Visa/MasterCard and American Express for payment.

Directions

Vero Beach Country Club
800 30th Street 
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 567-3320

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