Women's Southeastern Challenge Match
July 30-31, 2018
FL Misses SE Challenge Title by 1/2 Point
Georgia captured the 4th Women's Southeastern Challenge Match, hosted by Florida at the Amelia Island Club at Long Point, with 25 1/2 points, while Florida finished just half a point behind with 25, and Alabama earned 12 1/2 points.
Over three sets of matches, Florida and Georgia were neck and neck. In Monday's Four-Ball matches, Team Florida earned 3 1/2 points with wins by the teams of Caldabaugh/Keyer-Scott 2&1, Schiavone/Tuttle and Freedman/Tomlinson both won 1 up, and Herrick/Martin halved their match against Alabama. Georgia earned 5 points, and Alabama struggled with just a half point.
Day One continued into afternoon foursome matches. In true Florida fashion, the matches were suspended for nearly two hours due to inclement weather. Once play resumed, all matches headed back out into a steady rain where Team Florida fought back to prove Florida girls can play in the rain. Florida earned 7 points in the afternoon to finish Day One half a point back from Georgia with 10 1/2 and 11 respectively. Alabama rounded out Day One with 5 1/2 points.
During Tuesdays three-ball matches, Florida and Georgia battled to the very end. With two matches left out, Florida was 1 1/2 points behind Georgia. Alabama and Georgia won their final matches to solidify Georgia's victory by half a point. Florida's seniors put on a show, adding to the team's total in every match. Ponte Vedra local, Tama Caldabaugh was undefeated in all of her matches!
The Women's Southeastern Challenge Matches are a biennial Ryder Cup style match play competition pitting twelve amateurs and four Seniors, from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The Matches consist of four-ball, foursome and individual matches over two days, with one point awarded to the winning team for each match. One-half point is awarded to each side for halved matches.
For the first time in six years, Florida will play host to the 2018 Women's Southeastern Challenge Matches between Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. The matches will be conducted at The Amelia Island Club at Long Point. For a look at the 2016 Championship Results click here.
- First day: Morning four-ball matches and afternoon foursome (alternate shot) matches.
- Second day: Matches with a player from each association in each match competing against one another (three-ball match).
The FSGA selects a twelve (12) player team to represent Florida in this competition against Georgia and Alabama consisting of four (4) Women Senior Amateurs (50 and older) and eight (8) other women of which no more than two (2) junior players of age 18 and under. The team selections includes:
- (2) Women Senior players with the highest point totals from the Women's Senior Two-Year Points List
- (2) Women Senior players selected by the FSGA Championship Committee
- (3) Women players with the highest point totals from the Women's Two-Year Points List
- (5) Women players selected by the FSGA Championship Committee
Players are chosen and invited by the Championship Committee with selection criteria to include, but not be limited to, the FSGA Women's Two-Year points list standings as of June 18, 2018 after the Women’s Amateur Championship.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, July 29th
- Afternoon Practice Rounds
- Pairings Party - Beach Club
Monday, July 30th
- 8:00 AM - Four-Ball Matches
- 1:30 PM - Foursomes Matches
- Team Dinner - TBD
Tuesday, July 31st
- 8:00 AM - Three-Ball Matches
Each match is played as an 18 hole stipulated round.
- One point for a win
- One-half point for a match ending all square
- No points for a loss