TAMPA, Fla. – This week, the FSGA season will begin with the 77th Women’s International Four-Ball at The Wanderers Club in Wellington.
The field is littered with past champions, FSGA Players of the Year, USGA champions and seasoned competitors. Below are five things to know about the championship before it kicks off on February 14.
Defending the Crown
For the fourth time in five years, Meghan Stasi and Ina Kim-Schaad captured the victory at the 2023 International Four-Ball title. The duo fired a 13-under 131 for the two-day championship to win, the lowest two-day total in the tournament’s history.
FSGA Hall of Fame member, Stasi will be teaming up with a different partner this year, Ashley Zagers, as she looks to capture her ninth International Four-Ball victory. Stasi and Zagers, the back-to-back Florida Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, are both strong competitors with victorious pasts, making them a team to watch.
The 2024 field consists of some of the best amateur golfers in the country. Seven players in the field have a combined 18 USGA wins. Ellen Port holds the most USGA titles in the field with seven, while 2024 USA Curtis Cup captain, Megan Stasi is not far behind with four USGA wins.
Three-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, Sarah Ingram will also be in the field, along with the reigning U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur champion, Sarah Gallagher.
FSGA Players in the Hunt
The 2023 Women’s Senior Player of the Year, Kim Keyer-Scott will be competing with partner Sarah Matin. Keyer-Scott had standout 2023 season, with a Semifinal appearance at the 2023 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and advancing to match play at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, while capturing the victory at the Southern Senior Amateur.
Lin Culver and Therese Quinn will team up as an intimidating duo. Culver is a three-time FSGA champion and her most recent win came at the 2022 Women’s Senior Amateur Match Play, while Quinn qualified for the U.S. Women’s Senior Open and U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur. Most recently, both players helped lead the North to its first Women’s Florida Cup victory in 2023.
Terrill Samuel and Kathy Glennon, the reigning Women’s Senior Amateur and Women’s Senior Match Play champions, respectively, will also be in the field
Fifteen states will be represented at this year’s championship, with 35 players hailing from outside the state of Florida. Other than Florida, Texas is the most represented state with six players, followed by Massachusetts with five competitors.
Wanderers Club Hosts 12th Consecutive Year
This historic event is set to be held at the esteemed Wanderers Club for the 12th straight year. The Wanderers Club is located in Wellington only a few miles from downtown Palm Beach. Wellington is known for its equestrian community, which is reflected in the design of the golf course.
Architects incorporated a world-class polo field into the driving range. Golfers can watch a polo match while playing the first hole. The course displays 18 holes of beautiful Florida landscape complete with pristine fairways, undulating greens, numerous bunkers, and picturesque lakes.