Stasi Defends at Women's Mid-Am
Meghan Stasi, of Oakland Park, added yet another victory to her 2014 season at the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Indian River Club in Vero Beach, May 3-4, 2014.
Stasi was co-leader with Therese Quinn, of Jacksonville, who also fired a one-under-par 71 in the Championship’s first round. Both competitors, however, had to overcome a long wait to finish their first round. Saturday’s inclement weather suspended play for Round One, causing approximately 60 percent of the field to finish early Sunday morning before the final round.
With her dad on the bag, Stasi was able to take advantage of the gorgeous conditions and go under par again with a round of 71 in Sunday’s final round. With six birdies in her first round, she followed it with three birdies and an eagle chip-in on hole 15 during the final round. Her consistent iron play allowed her to only miss three greens in the two days. The final pairings seemed like a match between Stasi and Quinn. Quinn fought hard, firing a final round 73 to only end up two back of Stasi, with a 71-73-144.
Tara Connelly, of Palm Beach Gardens, finished in third with rounds of 73-76-149. Charlotte Daughan, of Orlando, fired consistent rounds of 75-75 for a two-day total of 150.
Stasi, who was the 2013 Women's Player of the Year, has won four USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships and numerous FSGA Championships. She recently won the 2014 Women’s International Four-Ball Championship with partner and good friend Tara Connelly, of Palm Beach Gardens. Next on her schedule is the US Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier at the end of the month.
Gross Flight Winners
Champion - Meghan Stasi, Oakland Park, 71-71-142
Championship First Flight - Lynn Morrison, Zephyrhills, FL 81-81--162
Middle Division First Flight - Betsy Aldrich, Port St. Lucie, FL 73-78--151
Middle Division Second Flight - Lori Collins, Jacksonville Beach, FL 90-86--176
Forward Division - Karin Hathaway, Hobe Sound, FL 81-90--171
Net Flight Winners
Middle Division First Flight - Sandie St. Onge, Jensen Beach, FL- 70-73--143
Middle Division Second Flight - Kerry Hazelrigg, Windermere, FL- 77-77--154
Forward Division - Kay Waltman, Pinecrest, FL- 71-64--135
The next FSGA Women’s Championship is the 85th Women’s Amateur Championship, which will be conducted at Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, FL, June 7-11.
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