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Women's Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship

Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club - Dade City

August 4-5, 2012

Women's Four-Ball Champions

Golden & Schneider come from four strokes back to claim title.

The defending champion team of Wendy Golden and Ericka Schneider fired a seven-under par 65 to win the Florida State Women’s Four-Ball Championship at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, on August 4-5.

Wendy Golden and Erika Schneider, of Bradenton, posted a tournament total of ten-under par 134 to win the Championship. After a first round of three-under par 69, the duo trailed the first round leaders, Alexandra Milam, of Lutz, and Kaitlyn Price, of Jacksonville, by three strokes heading into the final round. In the final round, the duo was down by four strokes after hole 13 and then came back by birding the last five holes to win the tournament by one stroke. 

Ericka Schneider, the 2012 Women’s Stroke Play Champion, will be a senior at Ole Miss this fall while Wendi Golden currently stands as the Executive Director of the Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association. The championship served as a warm up for Golden and Schneider, as they will be participating again as Four-Ball partners at the 2012 Inaugural Southeastern Challenge Matches, August 13-14.

In the Field Division First Flight, it was Kim Balaskiewicz and Shan Giordano’s consistent play that scored them the title with a tournament total of one-over par 145. The duo shot even par the first round and then only one-over par the second round. The team of Kerstin Koenig and Jennie Taylor won the Field Division Second Flight firing rounds of 84-81--165, while there was a three-way tie for second place.

The Florida State Women’s Four-Ball Championship was held at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club on the South course. The tournament was 36 holes of gross Four-Ball Stroke Play and consisted of a Championship and Field Division. Teams with a combined USGA GHIN Handicap Index of 10.0 or lower played in the Championship Division while teams with a combined handicap index greater than 10.0 selected which division they wish to compete in upon entry.  Full Story

Tee Information


Yardage / Info


5,895 yards


5,226 yards

Par: 72

Weather Information





90 °F


Hot & Sunny!

92 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Wendi Patterson / Ericka Schneider 69 65 134 1000
2 Alex Milan / Kaitlyn Price 66 69 135 700
3 Lin Culver / Tovie St. Louis 70 66 136 500
4 Mary Jane Hiestand / Diane Lang 72 70 142 400
T5 Jean Raymond / Lynda Case 73 71 144 325
T5 Samantha Smolen / Ashley Burke 72 72 144 325
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Tournament Results




South Course
Entries close Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lake Jovita's two championship courses that are interwoven through lakes, ponds, valleys, hills, and lush vegetation make it a premier golfing destination. Lake Jovita's golf amenities include a highly rated Golf Shop (Top 100 in America by Golf Business World) and a world-class fifteen-acre practice facility with bunkers and chipping area, a one-acre putting green, and a separate practice facility for private lessons.


Entrants must both be female amateur members of the FSGA.

Entry Fee

$375 per team
Entry fee includes lunch following play on Sunday.

Handicap Limit

Must have a Florida USGA GHIN Handicap no higher than 34. 

Championship Format

36 Holes of gross Four-Ball Stroke Play. 

Championship Field Size

Maximum 50 teams; 100 players

Course Set-up

The South Course will be set-up approximately 5700-5900 yards (Championship Division) and 5200-5400 yards (Field Division).


There will be both a Championship and Field Division.  Teams with a combined USGA GHIN Handicap Index of 10.0 or lower will play in the Championship Division.  Teams with a combined handicap index greater than 10.0 may select which division they wish to compete in upon entry.  No teams may play in both divisions.

Tee Times

Both day 1 and day 2 will consist of an 8:30 AM shotgun start.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship.  Practice rounds may be played after 11:00 AM on the weekends. The price for a practice round is $40.00 + tax. Please call (352) 588-9200 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.


Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.

Defending Champions

Wendi Golden and Erica Schneider shot a 66-67-133 to capture the 21st Women's Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship.  Golden and Schneider, both from Bradenton started with a 1 shot lead and sealed their victory on day two with a 4-under par 67.

Championship Pace of Play

Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy (timing checkpoints at holes 9 and 18).

Hard Card; Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions

Click here to read the Hard Card and additional Conditions of Competitions.

Championship Policies

Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and spectator and other policies.

Conditions; Schedules

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.


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Method of Payments

Lake Jovita G & CC accepts Cash for payment.


12900 Lake Jovita Boulevard
Dade City, FL 33525-8291
(352) 588-2233
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