Women's Amateur Stroke Play Field Set
The 23rd Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship will feature some of Florida's top women amateur golfers who are guaranteed to put on a show for spectators. With a strong field set, the Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship will take place this weekend, July 7-9 at Sara Bay Country Club. Located in beautiful Sarasota, Sara Bay has hosted numerous Florida State Golf Association events and will provide a tough test for those women competing. The championship consists of 84 players that will be competing in a 54-hole, stroke play format with the overall champion having lowest 54-hole aggregate score. Two players who once had the lowest aggregate score after 54-holes will join the field in hopes of hoisting the trophy yet again.
Defending Champion and UCF senior, Kaeli Jones is back after winning the 2016 Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship with a six-under par, 210 total. Jones tees off at 8:36 A.M. off the first tee Friday. Joining her as the only other past champion in the field is Tara Joy-Connelly, who won the 2015 Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship by shooting a three-under par total of 213. Tara tees off at 8:12 A.M. off of the 10th tee for the first round.
There is a variety of players participating in this year's championship. The youngest participant in the field is Talia Rodino of Fort Myers who is just 13 years old, while the most experienced player in the field is Kathie Westlund, also of Fort Myers. Twenty participants have recently graduated and the field's average age is 23.15 years old.
Playing at one of the finer courses on Florida's west coast, Sara Bay Country Club is host to many tournaments throughout the year. Established in 1926, Sara Bay Country Club is a Donald Ross design that will test even the most skilled golfers.
Live Scoring will be available after players complete each nine holes throughout the duration of the entire tournament.
Spectators and media are encouraged to attend the 23rd Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship and watch some of Florida's most decorated amateur golfers compete for the 2017 title.