73rd Women's International Four-Ball

The Wanderers Club - Wellington
February 12-13, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. –  For the second-straight year, Ina Kim-Schaad and Meghan Stasi raised the trophy at the Women’s International Four-Ball Championship. Kim-Schaad and Stasi survived a playoff to capture the win on Thursday at The Wanderers Club.

This is Stasi’s sixth International Four-Ball victory and Kim’s second.

Two teams were tied at the top of the leaderboard following the first round on Wednesday. Kim-Schaad and Stasi and the team of Tara Joy-Connelly and Dawn Woodard posted a 4-under 68 in the first round. Thirteen players sat within five shots of the lead heading into Thursday's final round.

Stasi started the day with a birdie on the first hole. The duo posted an even-par on the front nine, carding their only bogey of the tournament on the third hole. Both Kim-Schaad and Stasi added a birdie on the back nine to finish the final round with a 2-under 70.

Joy-Connelly and Woodard began the final round with a birdie on the second hole, before running into some trouble on the sixth, posting a double bogey. Woodard rebounded quickly, birding the next three holes to close out the front nine at 2-under. They finished the round at 2-under 70.

2018 champions, Lauren Greenlief and Katie Miller, made a charge in the final round, carding a bogey-free 6-under 66 to finish the round in a tie for first. Both Greenlief and Miller posted two birdies on the front nine and added another birdie each on the back.

The three teams headed to 18th hole to decide the champions. Woodard missed her birdie putt by an inch on the first to send the three teams to the second playoff hole, with all three sides finishing with par on the second.

On the par-5 third hole, Kim-Schaad hit her second shot to 20 feet and had a look for eagle, while Stasi hit her just off the green. Stasi made her birdie putt to secure the back-to-back win.

In the middle division, Patsy Ehret and Marianne Springer took home first place, carding a 2-over 146. The pair shot an even-over 72 in the first round and secured the win with a 2-over 74 in the final round.

Elizabeth Brumback and Lynn Fullmer were victorious in the middle first division, finishing the championship with a 14-over 158. Fox and Petersen posted a 8-over 80 on Wednesday and finished with a 6-over 158.

Tammy Blyth, who was competing in the middle division, had a hole-in-one on the par-3 fifth hole during the practice round.

Full Results

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Championship 5,901 yds. 75.1/134
Middle 5,268 yds. 71.4/124

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Light Breeze 84 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Ina Kim-Schaad / Meghan Stasi 68 70 138 2000
T2 Tara Joy-Connelly / Dawn Woodard 68 70 138 1200
T2 Katie Miller / Lauren Greenlief 72 66 138 1200
4 Amanda Jacobs / Gretchen Johnson 69 71 140 800
T5 Charlotte Daughan / Mercedes Huarte-Brindle 69 72 141 614
T5 Mary Jane Hiestand / Judith Kyrinis 70 71 141 614
T5 Amy Ellertson / Natalie Easterly 70 71 141 614
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Patsy Ehret / Marianne Springer 72 74 146 0
2 Sandie St. Onge / Debbie MookSang 74 76 150 0
3 Kathy Baker / Sarah Cohn 75 76 151 0
T4 Tammy Blyth / Kathleen Colliflower 73 80 153 0
T4 Barb Hecimovich / Joanne Catlin 77 76 153 0
T4 Mary Gale / Kristen Henderson 79 74 153 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Elizabeth Brumback / Lynn Fullmer 80 78 158 0
2 Patti Petersen / Jennifer Fox 80 80 160 0
T3 Angela Seecharan / Maureen Donnelly 79 82 161 0
T3 Sheila Brocki / Elizabeth Wiltshire 82 79 161 0
5 Patricia Hughes-Gelardi / Marji Goldman 78 84 162 0
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Please join us for the 73rd Women's International Four-Ball to be conducted at one of the finest clubs in Palm Beach County and the last stop on the Orange Blossom Tour.

Tournament Summary

Format:  36 holes of four-ball stroke play

Eligibility Female amateur golfer at least 18 years of age

Handicap:  GHIN 18.0 or less

Entry Fee:  $500 (per team)

Exempt Players (click to view exemptions)

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Format

  • 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, (commonly known as a two-person, best-ball)
  • Maximum Field Size - 48 teams (96 players)
  • Two divisions - Championship and Middle
  • The overall Champion will be the team from the Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total score

Eligibility

  • Female amateur golfers
  • Both entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • A valid USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.0 at time of entry
  • All teams must have a combined team handicap of 14.0 or less at time of entry in order to gain entrance into the field in the Championship Division
  • Entrants are not required to be a member of the FSGA

Entry Fee

  • $500 (per team)

Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf, tee gift, Tuesday evening cocktail reception with heavy hor d'oeuvres (cash bar), breakfast before and lunch after both Wednesday and Thursday's rounds, and gift certificate prizes. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late fee should the team gain acceptance into the field.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, February 11th

  • 1:00 PM - Shotgun practice round
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Players’ cocktail reception - included with entry fee (cash bar)

Wednesday, February 12th

  • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM – Breakfast at the club - included with entry fee (upstairs - main ballroom)
  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Player registration (outside golf shop)
  • 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM – Round one tee times off of #1 and #10 tees
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (approx.) – First round luncheon - included with entry fee (upstairs - main ballroom)

Thursday, February 13th

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM – Breakfast at the club - included with entry fee (upstairs - main ballroom)
  • 9:00 AM – Final round shotgun
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (approx.) – Final round luncheon and awards presentation - included with entry fee (upstairs - main ballroom)

How to Enter 

To enter, both you and your partner will need to have created a free, online account at this website. Once both of you have accounts, you will be able to select your partner and submit an entry. If you and your partner already have an account, you will not need to create another account. One entry per team.

How Entries are Classified

  • Championship Division Exempt
  • Championship Division Non-Exempt
  • Middle Division

How Entries are Processed

  • (36 teams) of the entire field will be held for the Championship Division
  • (12 teams) of the entire field will be held for the Middle Division
  • Middle Division teams will be processed on a first come first served basis upon entries opening
  • After any Division reaches maximum capacity, entries will be placed on an alternates list for that Division on a first come first served basis
  • Any withdrawals from either Division will be filled by an alternate from that Division's alternates list on a first come first served basis
  • When a Division's alternates list is exhausted, an alternate from the other Division will be used to fill an open spot
  • A team cannot switch Divisions after the close of entries
  • If a team changes Divisions after submitting an entry, and that Division is full, that team will be placed on the bottom of that Division's alternates list
  • Through Wednesday, November 20th (one week after entries open)
    • Championship Division Exempt entries will be processed on a first come first served basis up until the Championship Division reaches capacity
  • After Wednesday, November 20th
    • Championship Division Non-Exempt entries will be processed on a first come first served basis up until the Championship Division reaches capacity
  • After Wednesday, November 27th (two weeks after entries open)
    • Remaining spots from either the Championship or Middle Division will be released and any remaining alternates will fill the open spots on a first come first served basis until the field reaches its maximum capacity of 48 teams

Course Set-up

Teams must select their division at the time of entry:

  • Championship Division - 6,000 yards (Gross Only)
  • Middle Division - 5,300 yards (Gross & Net)

Handicap Requirements

  • All valid USGA Handicap Indexes used will be 7 days prior to the Championship start date
  • Each player must have a valid USGA Handicap Index no higher than 18.0 at time of entry
  • All teams must have a combined team handicap of 14.0 or less at time of entry in order to gain entrance into the field in the Championship Division
  • Players in the Middle Division will play to 85% of their course handicap
  • The course handicap differential between partners in the Middle Division may be no more than eight (8) stroke (if the differential is ore than eight strokes, the higher course handicap will be reduced to allow for the difference)

Flighting

The Championship Division is gross only and will not be flighted.   

The Middle Division will be pre-flighted based on combined team handicaps.

Generally, divisions of more than 12 teams will be pre-flighted. Flights will be based on the number of teams and the range of combined team handicaps.

Breaking Ties

Championship Division – The overall Champion will be the team with the lowest total score.  In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff on a hole designated by the Committee to determine the Champions.

Middle Division – Ties for first place gross and first place net in each flight of the Middle Division will be broken by a modified FSGA tie break method.  The final day 18 hole respective score, whether gross or net, will be used to determine the first place gross or net team.  (If there is still a tie, the final 9 holes of the last day (holes #10-18) will be used to determine the winner.  If there is still a tie, the final 6 holes are used (holes #13-18); then if needed the final 3 holes (holes #16-18); then the final hole (hole #18); then by coin flip).

Middle Division will pay gross first, then net.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available on the Tuesday prior to the Championship (1:00 PM shotgun). Additional practice rounds may be available during the week prior to the Championship on a case-by-case basis, but there is no guarantee. The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax. Even though the practice round is a shotgun, all players must call 561-795-3510 to register and reserve a spot. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Defending Champions

Ina Kim and Meghan Stasi captured the win at the 72nd Women's International Four-Ball with a pair of 69's to finish the tournament at 6-under par, 138. The two Florida natives recorded six birdies on the final day to propel themselves to the top of the leaderboard. Stasi birdied the 10th hole, while Kim went on a run - making birdies on five of the next seven holes. Click here for the previous year's results.

History

As the fourth championship in the Orange Blossom Tour that includes the Harder Hall Women's Invitational, the South Atlantic Amateur (SALLY), and the Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship, the Women’s International Four-Ball carries a tremendous amount of history and prestige. First conducted in 1945 by the Jaycees of Hollywood, Florida, the early championships included the names of Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Peggy Kirk-Bell, and other notables.

Other Policies

  • Spectator and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player’s clubs must remain on the golf cart.
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Conditions of Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules.  The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.

Host Hotel

Click here for host hotel information.

Directions

The Wanderers Club
1900 Aero Club Drive
Wellington, FL 33414
561-795-3510

Click here for directions.

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