Nachmann, Keyer-Scott Named POY
TAMPA, Fla. – Elle Nachmann and Kim Keyer-Scott have been named the 2021 Florida State Golf Association’s Women’s Players of the Year. Nachmann was awarded Amateur Play of the Year honors, while Keyer-Scott was named the Senior Player of the Year.
This is the first Player of the Year honor for Nachmann and the second for Keyer-Scott.
Women's Player of the Year
Nachmann received the honor after a standout 2021 season, which included three FSGA wins and a strong showing in USGA Championships.
“Winning this honor is so special to me,” Nachmann said. “I’ve worked so hard and have had many trials and tribulations. To have the opportunity to be here at this time and to be recognized for my accomplishments is a dream come true.”
Nachmann captured her first individual FSGA victory in July at the Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship. She claimed the one-shot victory at The Amelia Island Club at Long Point, finishing the championship at 2-under 214.
Just three weeks before her victory at the Women’s Stroke, Nachmann took home a runner-up finish at the 92nd Women’s Amateur Championship. She earned the No. 3 seed at Hammock Dunes Club and won five matches to advance to the Finals where she faced Kendall Griffin.
The Boca Raton native qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, picking up medalist honors at the Streamsong Resort qualifier. She advanced to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, defeating the defending champion and No. 1 Amateur in the world, Rose Zhang, in the Round of 64 at Westchester Country Club.
Nachmann also added two team victories this season, winning the Women’s Four-Ball Championship with Amelia Williams and teaming up with her brother, Alex, to take home the win at the Mixed Shoot-Out Championship.
Women's Senior Player of the Year
Keyer-Scott earned the Senior Player of the Year for the second-straight year after a successful 2021 season where she captured two FSGA championships.
“I get to play in these tournaments with these phenomenal women who support these FSGA events, and just have a lot of fun,” Keyer-Scott said. “It’s such an honor to receive this award for the second year.”
The Bonita Springs native raised the trophy at the Women’s Senior Amateur Championship in April. This one-shot victory marked the second FSGA title for Keyer-Scott, who won the 2018 Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
Keyer-Scott added a win at the Florida Women’s Senior Open in August, becoming the second amateur to win the Florida Women’s Senior Open, after Mary Jane Hiestand captured the title in 2018.
She qualified for two USGA championships year, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Keyer-Scott advanced to the Round of 64 at The Lakewood Club in September.
Keyer-Scott led South Florida to its fifth-consecutive Southeastern Challenge, finishing with an undefeated 3-0 record as captain. She also added two runner-up finishes at the Women’s South Mid-Amateur and Senior Amateur Championships.
Nachmann and Keyer-Scott will be honored at the FSGA’s Annual Dinner in Boynton Beach at The Club at Quail Ridge in February. The Annual Dinner celebrates the best players in the state, tournament volunteers, board members and many other important individuals involved in the game of golf in Florida.