September 05, 2019

First Selections Named to Florida Cup Teams

The Women’s Florida Cup will be held Oct. 20-22 at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club in Tampa.

TAMPA, Fla. – Eight players were officially named to the 2019 Women’s Florida Cup North and South teams on Thursday. The Women’s Florida Cup will be held Oct. 20-22 at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club in Tampa. Two sixteen player teams, representing the North and the South of Florida, will compete in this Ryder Cup style format.

Tama Caldabaugh, Kelli Pry and Therese Quinn received nods for the North Team based on points, while Carolyn Creekmore was a committee selection.  As the top-four points leader, Mary Jane Hiestand, Tara Joy-Connelly, Lisa Schlesinger and Meghan Stasi will represent the South Team.

The rest of the 16-player teams will be named later this month, following the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

 
 
 
 

 

Tama Caldabaugh  |  Ponte Vedra Beach  | North Team  |  Fourth Appearance

  • Serving as the North Captain for the 2019 Women’s Florida Cup
  • Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open
  • Finishing tied for seventh at this year’s Florida Women’s Senior Amateur Championship in April
  • Advanced to match play at the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
  • 2015 FSGA Women’s Senior Amateur Player of the Year
 
 
 
 
 

Carolyn Creekmore  |  Ponte Vedra Beach  |  North Team  |  First Appearance

  • Captured the 2004 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Holds the third-most match-play victories in U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur history, 32
  • Member of the Texas and Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kelli Pry  |  Tampa  |  North Team  |  First Appearance

  • Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Took home a fourth-place finish at this year’s Florida Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Advanced to match play at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Therese Quinn  |  Jacksonville  |  North Team  |  Fourth Appearance

  • Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Finished tied for 12th at the Florida Women’s Senior Open earlier this year
  • Competed in the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open in 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mary Jane Hiestand | Naples | South Team | Fourth Appearance

  • Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Won the Women’s Southern Mid-Amateur Championship earlier this year
  • Captured the 2018 Florida Women’s Senior Open Championship
  • Seven-time FSGA Women’s Senior Amateur Player of the Year
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tara Joy-Connelly | Vero Beach | South Team | Third Appearance

  • Serving as the South Captain for the 2019 Women’s Florida Cup
  • Finished tied for second at this year’s Florida Women’s Mid-Amateur
  • Advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship
  • 2015 FSGA Women’s Amateur Player of the Year
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lisa Schlesinger | Fort Myers | South Team | Second Appearance

  • Took home the win at the 2019 Florida Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Qualified for this year’s U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Three-time Jones/Doherty Senior Champion (2017, 2018, 2019)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meghan Stasi | Oakland Park | South Team | Fourth Appearance

  • Four-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012)
  • Five-time Florida Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • Eight-time FSGA Women’s Amateur Player of the Year


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