Women's Net Championship
September 12-13, 2020
Clegg and Porter Prevail at the Women's Net
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Melanie Clegg captured the Middle Division while Liz Porter won the Forward Division at the Women’s Net. After round one was complete, Tropical Strom Sally added several inches of rain to Spring Run Golf Club causing the event to be shortened to 18-holes.
Melanie Clegg, of Merritt Island, prevailed after a scorecard playoff to win her first FSGA Championship. Fighting through the rain drops, Clegg tied Nancy Bradley, of Naples, at the top with 2-under 70’s. Clegg played impressive golf posting two gross birdies on the first and 16th holes. Bradley posted four net birdies on the front-nine and two net birdies on the final nine holes. West Palm Beach native, Jennifer Jackson, finished one stroke back in second place overall with a 71, but secured the win in the Middle First Flight.
Saturday night, Tropical Storm Sally added two-inches of rain to the already nine-inches that Spring Run Golf Club received over the past week. The difficult decision was made to close the golf course and shorten the championship to one round. The tie between Clegg and Bradley was broken using a modified USGA scorecard match. In the absence of a final 18 holes, tie breaks went directly to the final nine holes. Clegg was crowned the winner with a final nine-hole score of net 34 defeating Bradley’s final nine hole score of net 37.
Three players, Liz Porter, Elizabeth Rees, and Yenisse Cachonegrete, tied at the top after a round one score of 1-under 71. Porter, of Fort Lauderdale, played consistent golf and finished strong with back-to-back birdies on holes 17 and 18. An impressive net eagle on the par-3 14th hole and five net birdies from Rees, of Naples, secured her tie at the top. Cachonegrete, of Boynton Beach, started strong with a net albatross on the par-5 second hole to finish with five net birdies.
A scorecard playoff on Sunday morning determined the champion with the score on the last nine holes. Porter’s final nine-hole score of net 35 prevailed by one stroke over Rees and two strokes ahead of Cachonegrete to be crowned champion. Porter claimed her first FSGA Championship win at the Women’s Net!
Jill Giles, of Cocoa, won the Forward First Flight after a scorecard match with Kathleen Homan, of Jacksonville Beach. Both players carded rounds of 72, but Giles net 36 on the back nine was enough to secure the victory.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Middle Division||5,276 yds. 69.8/119|
|Forward Division||4,871 yds. 67.7/113|
|Rain at times||85 °F|
Format: 36 holes of net individual stroke play
Eligibility: FSGA member at least 18 years of age
Handicap: Florida GHIN 34.0 or less
Entry Fee: $160
- 36 holes of net individual stroke play
- Maximum Field Size - 72 players
- Maximum Score of 10 per hole is in effect
- Two divisions - Middle and Forward
- The overall Champions will be the individuals with the lowest 36-hole total net score (regardless of pre-flighting)
- No pairings requests will be honored for this Championship
- Female amateur golfer
- At least 18 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
- A valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0
- Entrant is required to be a member of the FSGA
Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 12th
- 7:00 - 9:00 AM - Tournament registration
- 8:00 - Approx. 9:30 AM Round one tee times off #1 & #10
Sunday, September 13th
- 8:00 AM - Approx. 9:30 AM Final round tee times off #1 & #10
- 2:00 PM (approx.) - Awards presentation
Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.
Divisions & Course Set-Up
Players must select their division at the time of entry. A player may not switch divisions once pairings are posted.
- Middle Division - 5,200-5,400 yards approx.
- Forward Division - 4,700-4,900 yards approx.
Suggested Handicap Guidelines
The following should be considered when selecting divisions:
- Middle Division - 15.0 and Under
- Forward Division - 16.0 and Over
Committee Discretion: The Championship Committee reserves the right to move any player out of the Forward Division if their handicap is significantly lower than the majority of the competitors in that division, and their scoring history does not reflect the need to play from the Forward Division.
- 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 no higher than 34.0
- All 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 Index to inform the FSGA for resolution. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
The Middle and Forward Divisions will be pre-flighted based on individual handicaps. The overall Champions will be the individuals with the lowest 36-hole total net score (regardless of pre-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 handicaps.
All Divisions - Ties for first place in each flight of the Middle and Forward Divisions will be broken by a modified USGA tie break method. The final day 18 hole net respective score will be used to determine the first place individual. (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; then if needed the final 3 holes; then the final hole; then by coin flip).
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the event on a space available basis and after 12:00 PM the weekend prior. The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax. Please call 239-949-0707 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.
In the Middle Division, Karen French and Lori Collins played identical rounds to finish the championship tied for first at three under-par, net. The tie was broken by a modified USGA scorecard match that came down to their final nine hole score. French's eagle and three birdies on her final nine holes secured her first FSGA Championship win.
In the Forward Division, two impressive rounds in the red secured Sonia Fredrick a first time win. Frederick started strong in both rounds, make eagle on the second hole both days and carding rounds of 64-68--132. Click here to view the previous year's results.
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Spring Run Golf Club
9501 Spring Run Blvd.
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
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