Five Things to Know: Women’s Senior Amateur
TAMPA, Fla. – The top senior women amateurs in the state will head to Saint Augustine next week for the Women’s Senior Amateur Championship, which begins on Tuesday at St. Johns Golf & Country Club.
Here are five things to know before the championship begins.
Defending the Crown
Susan Cohn captured the Women’s Senior Amateur title at the 2020 championship. The Palm Beach Gardens native posted rounds of 73-78 at Orange Tree Golf Club to secure the two-shot victory. Cohn will look to become the fifth player in FSGA history to win back-to-back Women’s Senior titles.
Super-Senior Champion Back for More
Christine Hunt took home her second Women’s Super-Senior title at last year’s championship. The Ponte Vedra Beach native earned the two-shot win with rounds of 81-77. It was her second Super-Senior victory in three years, after she won the championship in 2018 at Country Club of Ocala.
New Format for 2021
New for the 2021 season, the Senior Championship Division will compete in 54 holes of stroke play, while the Super-Senior and Field Divisions will play 36 holes of stroke play. The Senior and Super-Senior championship will be crowned on the final day of the championship.
St. Johns Plays Host
St. Johns Golf & Country Club will host its first FSGA championship since serving as the co-host for the 2017 Women’s Amateur Championship. The Clyde Johnston design will host its third FSGA championship in club history.
Past Champions in the Field
The 2021 field includes past four Senior Amateur champions (Taffy Bower, Cohn, Diane Lang and Mary Jane Hiestand) and four past Super-Senior champions (Nancy Chaffee, Patricia Hughes-Gelardi, Hunt and Janice Wilson).
Hiestand is a four-time Women’s Senior champion, while Lang has picked up three victories at the Women’s Senior. Taffy Brower, a FSGA Hall of Fame member and past Women’s Senior champion, picked up a win at the Women’s Senior Four-Ball earlier this month, with Carolina Hart, who is also in the field.
The 2020 FSGA Women’s Senior Player of the Year, Kim Keyer-Scott will also be in the field at St. Johns.