August 05, 2014

Women's SE Challenge Team Announced

Florida positioned to defend title in the 2014 Women's Southeastern Challenge Matches

The Florida team is now set for the Women’s Southeastern Challenge Matches being held August 11-12 at Reynolds Plantation’s Great Waters Course, in Greensboro, GA.  Florida will be represented by eight amateurs including, Tara Connelly of Palm Beach Gardens, Charlotte Daughan of Orlando, Lauren Lamm of Lakewood Ranch, Sarah Matin of Winter Garden, Katie Mitchell of Atlantic Beach, Emily Rymer of Orlando, Meghan Stasi of Oakland Park, and Mallory Viera of Howey-in-the-Hills.  The four senior selections on the team are Mary Jane Hiestand of Naples, Gigi Higgins of Cape Coral, Lin McMillan of Palm Coast, and Therese Quinn of Jacksonville.

Georgia will host the 2014 matches at Reynolds Plantation's Great Waters Course. Hosted by Florida in 2012 at Country Club of Ocala, the only returning team members are  Meghan Stasi, Mary Jane Hiestand, and Lin McMillan.

Florida will be captained by Director of Women’s Golf, Meghan Martinek, and Tournament Manager, Jenna Masnyk.  In the Inaugural Women’s Southeastern Challenge Matches in 2012, Florida took home the title after a great comeback from the morning day one matches.They claimed the win with a total of 24 points over Georgia’s 20.5 and Alabama’s 18.5.

The Women’s Southeastern Challenge Matches are a biannual competition between Florida, Georgia and Alabama.  Each state may enter a team of 12 players, consisting of eight amateurs and four seniors.  Like the Ryder Cup, on the first day there will be two matches consisting of morning four-ball matches and afternoon foursome (alternate shot) matches.  And on the final day there will be 12 total single matches, with a player from each association in each match competing against one another (three-ball match).

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