92nd Women's Amateur Championship
June 16-20, 2021
PALM COAST, Fla. – After 139 holes of golf, it was Kendall Griffin who raised the 92nd Women’s Amateur trophy at the end of the day. Griffin took down Elle Nachmann, 2 and 1, on Sunday at Hammock Dunes Club.
"It really, really means a lot," Griffin said. "I was just really excited for the opportunity to play in it again. I was really happy with every match I won, just to keep moving forward. The FSGA is an amazing organization and I'm just very proud of myself. I'm very honored to be another champion of this event."
Griffin became a three-time FSGA champion with this Women’s Amateur victory, having captured the Girls’ Junior title in 2013 and the Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 2019. The University of Louisville graduate transfer is the eighth collegiate player in the last nine years to capture the championship.
The morning saw Griffin defeat Carla Alvarez Perez, 1 up, while Nachmann secured a commanding win over Bianca Sol Cruz, 6 and 5.
With weather on the way, the Final match between Griffin and Nachmann began about an hour after the last Semifinal match finished. Griffin took a quick 1-up lead after a birdie on the first hole, rolling in a 15-foot putt.
Griffin and Nachmann halved the next two holes with pars, before Nachmann tied the match back up on the par-4 fourth hole. The Boca Raton native hit her approach shot to 1 foot and rolled it in for birdie.
Both players just missed putts for birdie on the par-4 fifth hole to keep the match all tied up. As Griffin and Nachmann made their way to the green on the sixth hole, play was suspended due to weather.
Following an hour-and-a-half weather suspension, both Griffin and Nachmann headed back to the sixth green. Griffin made a 6-foot putt for par to halve the hole.
On the par-3 seventh hole, both players found trouble off the tee. After her tee shot and a missed chip, Griffin found herself short of the green, finishing with a double bogey. Nachmann was long right of the green, but she chipped it to a foot and was conceded the putt to win the hole and go 1 up.
After both players finished with a par on the eighth, Griffin knocked in a 12-foot putt to tie the match back up heading to the back nine.
"I think my match play experience helped me out a lot," Griffin said. "I also think having Lauren Miller on the bag, since my second match, really helped me to stay present. She is someone that I really love a lot and she knows me really well. So she knew to tell me, 'Hey, slow down, stay present.' And that really helped a lot."
Griffin, a Florida Junior Tour alum, took back the lead on the 11th hole with a birdie. Nachmann quickly tied the match back up on the par-3 12th, hitting her tee shot to one foot. They halved the next two holes to head to the 15th tee tied.
Nachmann ran into some trouble on the 15th hole, hitting it in the greenside bunker and finishing with bogey. Griffin, a Louisiana State University graduate, played the hole steady finishing with par to take a 1-up lead.
Griffin extended her lead to 2 up on the par-3 16th hole, sinking her 5-foot birdie putt. The Sebring native captured the championship on the 17th hole, as the players halved the hole, winning 2 and 1.
"I know Elle very well and I knew it was going to be a tough match," Griffin said. "I knew we both were going to play well and we did. We went back and forth the whole day and I was lucky enough to win a few holes towards the end there. Very proud of the way I played."
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Stroke Play Qualifying - Creek||6,077 yds. 76.1/149|
|Stroke Play Qualifying - Links||6,165 yds. 75.7/139|
|Mostly Cloudy with a slight breeze||85 °F|
|Mostly sunny with a slight breeze||86 °F|
The Women's Amateur Championship is the oldest and most prestigious event on the Women's Championship schedule. In its 92nd year, past Champions include the names of Cristie Kerr, Meghan Stasi, Taffy Brower, and other notables.
Format: 36 holes of individual stroke play, followed by match play
Eligibility: Florida resident; Committee approval for players less than 13 years of age
Handicap: Florida GHIN 10.0 or less
Entry Fee: $175
- 36 holes of individual stroke play on the Creek and Links courses to determine the 64 qualifiers for match play
- Maximum Field Size - 168 players
- All players play 18-holes each on the Hammock Dunes Club Creek and Links courses on Wednesday and Thursday
- A tie for last qualifier's place with be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff
- For purposes of determining places in the draw, ties in qualifying rounds will be decided by a blind draw
- All match play rounds will be played on the Creek course
- Single elimination match play; no handicaps and no consolation matches or flights
- Female amateur golfer
- Florida residency required
- A valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 10.0 is required
- Committee approval is required for entry if the player is less than 13 years of age
Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf, tee gift, player luncheon after the final round of stroke play, 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
Wednesday, June 16th
6:30 - 9:00 AM - Player registration
7:30 - 9:18 AM - Round one tee times off #1 & #10 on the Creek and Links courses (stroke play)
Thursday, June 17th
6:30 - 9:00 AM - Player registration
7:30 - 9:18 AM - Round two tee times off #1 & #10 on the Creek and Links courses (stroke play)
Field cut to low 64 (playoff to immediately follow play, if needed)
- Lunch buffet provided
Friday, June 18th
7:30 - 9:15 AM - Round of 64 matches, tee times off #1 & #10 on the Creek Course
12:00 PM - Round of 32 matches, tee times off #1 & #10 on the Creek Course
Saturday, June 19th
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Round of 16 matches, tee times off #1 on the Creek Course
12:15 PM - Quarterfinal matches, tee times off #1 on the Creek Course
Sunday, June 20th
8:00 - 8:15 AM - Semifinal matches, tee times off #1 on the Creek Course
12:00 PM - Championship 18-hole match, tee time off #1 on the Creek Course
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.
- 6,000 - 6,200 yards (Gross Only)
It was Megan Schofill who raised the 91st Women’s Amateur Championship on Sunday at Mission Inn Resort & Club. Schofill overcame a 10-shot deficit to capture her first FSGA championship. “It’s such an honor,” Schofill said. “I’ve played in this event for the last five years and have always played really well. So just wanted to do that again this week. I’m just beyond words right now, so happy.”
Schofill had a tough start to the day with a double bogey on the first hole. The Monticello native quickly rebounded, birding three of her next five holes to move to 3-over for the championship. She kept it rolling on the front side, adding a birdie on the ninth hole .The Auburn University sophomore began the back nine with a par on the 10th and then carded three-straight birdies to pull into a tie for the lead with Madison Hewlett at 1-under. A birdie on the 16th gave Schofill the outright lead. “I just went out there and played one shot at a time and didn’t worry about the outcome,” Schofill said. “To be honest, I had no expectations to win after my first two rounds.”
She finished the round with a par on the final hole to post a five-under 67. Thinking she had finished a few shots back of the leaders still out on the course, it was Schofill’s dad who told her she had the clubhouse lead at 1-under.Schofill’s final-round 67 was the low round of the day. She became the first Auburn University player to win the Women’s Amateur Championship. Click here for previous year's results.
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship on a space available basis and after 12:00 PM the weekend prior. Includes cart and range balls prior to the round. The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax. Please call 386-447-7116 - Creek Course or 386-446-6222 - Links Course 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.
Practice Before & Between Rounds
During the stroke play qualifying seeding rounds, a player may not practice on the competition course before or between rounds. Penalty for first breach: General Penalty. Penalty for second breach: Disqualification.
- Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here. No Spectator Carts will be available for the Championship.
- 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 Terms 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.
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Hammock Dunes Creek Course
24 Creek Course Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32137
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Hammock Dunes Links Course
30 Avenue Royale
Palm Coast, FL 32137
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