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Women's Winter Series - Lake Jovita G&CC (South)

Lake Jovita Country Club - South Course, Dade City, FL

January 22-23, 2024

Three Prevail at Women's Winter Series


DADE CITY, Fla. - Three players land the first triumph of the year in the Women’s Winter Series at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club. Sokhary Pavese took home the win in the Mid-Amateur division, Amy Kennedy was victorious in the Senior division, and Debbie Austin captured the Super-Senior division. 


Sokhary Pavese and Yin Cheng teed it up as the only players in the Mid-Amateur division at Lake Jovita. Battling the course and each other for the Mid-Amateur title, Pavese took the lead after shooting a 42 on her first nine holes of the day with four bogeys and one double bogey. Finishing the round with a 40, Pavese would end the day in the solo lead with an 82 and an 18 shot lead over Cheng. 

Starting off with a strong front nine, Pavese would secure her lead by shooting a 37 with two bogies and one birdie. Closing out the round with a 44, Pavese would be victorious with a 39-shot lead over Cheng. 

Yin Cheng as runner-up shooting a 100-102–202. 


Amy Kennedy and Suzanne Ricard started off strong during round one, both sharing the lead with a 76 on the board. Ricard obtaining her lead by shooting a 37-39 with one birdie and five bogeys. Kennedy, closing the gap after the first nine holes, shoots 39-37. 

Both players grinding the second round to be named the champion. Kennedy and Ricard battle it out, Kennedy double bogeying the first hole and Ricard only bogeying. The two players would finish the first nine holes only one stroke apart from each other with Ricard in the lead.

Kennedy would then gain some momentum on the back by following a bogey on ten with a birdie on the 11th hole and the 17th hole. Ricard with three bogeys on her back nine would shoot 39-40–79. Whereas Kennedy would finish the round 40-35–75 and claim the title for herself. 


It was a close race during day one between Carol Klay, Judith Hensley, and Beth Pajak. All three players would be within a few shots of each other after the first nine holes. Klay and Hensley would tie the front nine shooting 47 and Pajak tailing the two shooting a 50 on her first nine holes. Klay would take the solo lead as all three ladies made the turn to the back nine. Klay finished her round at 47-45–92, Hensley finished at 47-51-98, and Pajak would finish one shot behind Hensley with a 50-49–99. 

The second round would bring out our victor, Debbie Austin, who started the day ten strokes behind Klay. Austin would go on to shoot the lowest round of the division with a 43-42–85. Capturing one birdie on the scorecard, Austin would claim her title as the champion of the Super Senior division. 

Carol Klay would finish second shooting 92-100–192.

Tee Information


Yardage / Info


5,767 yds. 73.2/128


5,237 yds. 70.9/123


4,969 yds. 69.0/119

Par: 72

Weather Information




Coudy, Windy

66 °F


Partly Cloudy/Windy

75 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Sokhary Pavese 82 81 163 150
2 Yin Cheng 100 102 202 115
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Tournament Summary

Format:  36 holes of gross stroke play

Eligibility FSGA Adult Member at least 22 years of age

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 34.0 or less

Entry Fee:  $195


  • 36-holes of individual gross stroke play (gross & net)


  • Entries are open to female amateur golfers who are age 22 or older as of Januarary 22, 2024.  
  • Entrant must be an Adult or Foundation Member of the FSGA
  • Entrant must have an active Florida GHIN Handicap and have a current handicap index of 34.0 or lower.

Entry Fees & Prizes

  • $195
  • Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field
  • Age-group Champions at each event will receive a commemorative award. Gift certificates (totalling approximately $30 per-player in the field) will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group

Handicap Requirements

  • All valid Florida GHIN Handicap Indexes used will be from 7 days prior to the championship start date
  • Each player must have a valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0
  • Players will play to 95% of their course handicap
  • It is the responsibility of any player that maintains a Handicap Index lower than her current Florida GHIN Handicap to inform the FSGA for resolution. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.


Players will be pre-flighted based on individual handicaps. The overall Champions will be the individuals with the lowest 36-hole total gross score (regardless of flighting).

Generally, divisions of more than 14 individuals will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of individuals and/or the range of individual handicaps or scores.

Breaking Ties

If there is a tie in any age division for the gross overall Champion, there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff on a hole designated by the Committee to determine the Champions. All other ties will be broken by the modified USGA score card playoff. The tie breaker will be as follows: 

  • Final 18 holes
  • Final nine holes, then final six, then final three holes and finally the 18th hole score
  • If there is still a tie, a coin flip will determine the tie break 

All Divisions will pay gross first, then net.

Schedule of Events

  • Monday, January 22nd
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM Tee times off of 
  • Tuesday, January 23rd
    • 9:00 AM - Round two shotgun 

Practice Round Information

  • Available one week prior to the event on a space available basis and are restricted to after 12:00 PM on weekends
  • FSGA Competitors will be extended the lowest posted online/public rate at the time they play.
  • Please call the club at (352) 588-9200 to arrange your practice round.