Tomlinson Back to Defend Title
The 24th 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 6-8 at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club - Orlando. The championship consists of 90 players that will be competing in a 54-hole, stroke play format with the overall champion having lowest 54-hole aggregate score.
Defending Champion and current Women's Amateur Champion, Roanne Tomlinson, is back to defend her title and become the first player to hold the Women's Amateur and Women's Amateur Stroke Play titles simultaneously. Tomlinson, a current member of the Kennesaw State Women's Golf Team, tees off at 8:06 A.M. off the first tee on Friday. Joining her off the first tee is the only other past champion in the field,Tara Joy-Connelly. Connelly won the 2015 Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship by shooting a three-under par total of 213.
There is a variety of players participating in this year's championship. The youngest participant in the field is Kaitlyn Schroeder of Jacksonville who is just 13 years old, while the most experienced player in the field is Karin-Joyce Tjon, of Miami Beach. The field's average age is 21.1 years old.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club - Orlando is signature Greg Norman design featuring contoured greens and generous landing zones. Norman placed a special emphasis on preserving the area's well-balanced ecosystem with thriving ponds and wetlands. The courses wide fairways and strategically placed hazards provide a challenging but fair test for all 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 24th Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship and watch some of Florida's most decorated amateur golfers compete for the 2018 title.