75th Women's International Four-Ball

The Wanderers Club - Wellington
February 16-17, 2022

WELLINGTON, Fla. – For the third time in four years, Meghan Stasi and Ina Kim-Schaad raised the trophy at the Women’s International Four-Ball Championship. Kim-Schaad and FSGA Hall of Famer, Stasi survived a playoff to capture the victory on Thursday at The Wanderers Club.

This is the third time the duo has captured the Women’s International Four-Ball together. Stasi picks up her seventh International Four-Ball victory, while Kim earns her third.

Stasi and Kim-Schaad finished Wednesday’s first round near the top of the leaderboard, finishing the day with a 1-under 71. Kim-Schaad carded two birdies on the day for the pair, while Stasi added another. Heading into the final round, the duo sat two shots back of Jessica and Sarah Spicer, who posted a first-round 69.

Beginning the final round on the 18th hole, Stasi rolled in a birdie on the third hole for team and added another on the seventh to finish the first nine at 1 under for the day. Kim-Schaad carded back-to-back birdies on the 12th and 13th holes to move the team to 5 under for the tournament.

Kim-Schaad, a New York native, birdied the 17th to force a playoff with Lauren Greenlief and Alexandra Austin at 6-under 138. Kim-Schaad and Stasi fired a championship-low 67 in the final round.

After both teams finished with par on the first playoff hole, Stasi hit her approach shot to 6 feet. The FSGA Hall of Famer made the downhill-sliding putt to capture the victory for her and Kim-Schaad.

Greenlief and Austin finished runner-up after rounds of 70-68 for the championship. First-round leaders, Jessica and Sarah Spicer took third place after a final-round 73 to finish the championship at 2-under 142.

In the Middle division, Patsy Ehret and Marianne Springer took home first place, carding a 4-over 148 for the week. Judith Dwyer and Ellen Miller finished runner-up in the Middle division, while Sandie St. Onge and Debbie MookSang took third.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Championship 5,978 yds. 75.4/134
Middle 5,261 yds. 71.5/126

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Windy Sunny and gusty winds 75 °F
Windy Partly Cloudy with gusty winds 80 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Ina Kim-Schaad / Meghan Stasi 71 67 138 2000
2 Lauren Greenlief / Alexandra Austin 70 68 138 1400
3 Sarah Spicer / Jessica Spicer 69 73 142 1000
4 Megan Buck / Shannon Johnson 71 72 143 800
5 Linda Jeffery / Kay Daniel 73 71 144 700
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Patsy Ehret / Marianne Springer 73 75 148 0
2 Judith Dwyer / Ellen Miller 73 78 151 0
T3 Sandie St. Onge / Debbie MookSang 75 78 153 0
T3 Christine Gagner / Mary Gale 75 78 153 0
5 Kristen Henderson / Jenny Ceppi 74 80 154 0
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Changes for 2022- Modified Field Determination Policy (no longer first-come, first-served), lowered handicap requirements, and combined Middle and Middle First Divisions into one.

Tournament Summary

Format:  36 holes of gross Four-Ball stroke play

Eligibility Female amateur golfer of least 18 years of age

Handicap:  A valid GHIN or USGA Handicap Index is required to enter
Championship Division - Combined Team index or 10.0 or less
Middle Division - Combined Team index of 20.0 or less

Entry Fee:  $560 (per team)

Exempt Players (click to view exemptions) - Exempt teams must meet handicap eligibility requirements

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Format

  • 36 holes of gross Four-Ball stroke play, (commonly known as a two-person, best-ball)
  • Maximum Field Size - 48 teams (96 players)
  • Two divisions - Championship and Middle
  • The overall Champion will be the team from the Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total score

Eligibility

  • Female amateur golfers
  • Both entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • A valid GHIN or USGA Handicap Index is required to enter:
    Championship Division - Teams with a combined handicap index of 10.0 or less
    Middle Division - Teams with a combined handicap index of 20.0 or less
  • Team handicaps as of Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 are used to determine eligibility and the Field Determination Policy (below)
  • Any teams with a combined handicap index of 10.0 or less, and the team members are both under 50 years of age, are only eligible to compete in the Championship Division.
  • Entrants are not required to be a member of the FSGA

Entry Fee

  • $560 (per team)

Entry fee includes practice round, all competitive rounds of golf, tee gift, lunch before Tuesday's practice round, lunch after both Wednesday and Thursday's rounds, and gift certificate prizes. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late fee should the team gain acceptance into the field.

How to Enter 

To enter, both you and your partner will need to have created a free, online account on this website. Once both of you have accounts, one player needs to login and submit the entry while choosing the correct partner. If you and your partner already have an account, you will not need to create another account. One entry per team.

How Entries are Classified

  • Championship Division Exempt
  • Championship Division Non-Exempt
  • Middle Division Exempt
  • Middle Division Non-Exempt

Field Determination Policy & Alternates

  • 36 spots (36 teams) of the entire field is the Championship Division
  • 12 spots (12 teams) of the entire field is the Middle Division
  • Exempt entries will be accepted into the field until the Championship reaches capacity
  • All Non-Exempt entries will be held until the entry deadline on December 8th
  • On Thursday, December 9th, 2021 all Non-Exempt entries will be ranked by lowest combined team handicap (using handicaps as of Wednesday, November 17th).
  • All available spots in the field will be filled by Non-Exempt entries by lowest combined team handicap
  • Once the field is filled by Non-Exempt entries, an alternates list will be created and posted under Tee Times & Info. Teams will be ranked on the alternates list by lowest combined handicap index.
  • Once the entry deadline passes, teams may not switch Divisions
  • Alternate teams will be contacted when, and if, a spot in the field opens for them
  • Late entries will be placed on the bottom of their respective alternates list

Partner Changes

Partner changes will be accommodated following these guidelines:

  • One player on the original entry must remain on the side.
  • After the Entry Deadline - Since the field and alternates list were determined by combined handicap index, the new combined handicap of the side must be lower than the first alternate side.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, February 15th

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Player registration & practice round luncheon (upstairs - main ballroom, included in entry fee)
  • 1:00 PM - Shotgun practice round

Wednesday, February 16th

  • 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM – Round one tee times off of #1 and #10 tees
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (approx.) – First round luncheon - included with entry fee (upstairs - main ballroom)

Thursday, February 17th

  • 9:00 AM – Final round shotgun
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (approx.) – Final round luncheon and awards presentation - included with entry fee (upstairs - main ballroom)

Course Set-up

Teams must select their division at the time of entry:

  • Championship Division - 6,000 yards (Gross Only)
  • Middle Division - 5,300 yards (Gross)

Gross Only (no net) & No Flighting

The Championship Division is gross only and will not be flighted.   

The Middle Division is gross only and will not be flighted.

Breaking Ties

Championship Division – The overall Champion will be the team with the lowest total score.  In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff on a hole designated by the Committee to determine the Champions.

Middle Division – Ties for first place gross in the Middle Division will be broken by a modified FSGA tie break method.  The final day 18 hole respective gross score will be used to determine the first place gross team. 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 (holes #13-18); then if needed the final 3 holes (holes #16-18); then the final hole (hole #18); then by coin flip.

Practice Rounds

One practice round is included in the entry fee. The practice round will be a 1:00 PM shotgun on Tuesday, February 15th. Additional practice rounds may be available to schedule during the week prior to the Championship on a case-by-case basis, but there is no guarantee. The price for an additional practice round is $35.00 + tax. Additional practice rounds can be schedule by calling the golf shop at 561-795-3510. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Defending Champions

Noelle Maertz and Sherry Herman raised the first trophy of the 2021 championship season at the Women’s International Four-Ball Championship. Maertz and Herman survived a playoff to capture the victory at The Wanderers Club.

Maertz and Herman finished round one near the top of the leaderboard, finishing the day with a 3-under 69. Maertz got the team off to a hot start in the first round, carding three birdies on the front side, while Herman added a birdie for the team on the back nine. Heading into the final round, the duo sat one shot back of Sophie Simon and Bailey Davis, who posted a first-round 68.

They fired a 5-under 67 in the final round, the low round of the championship, and finished the round in a tie for first place with Simon and Davis at 8-under 136. On the second playoff hole (10th), Herman and Maertz both missed the green, while Davis hit her second shot to 10 feet. Herman stepped up to her third shot and chipped it in for birdie from 30 yards, leaving Davis with a must-make putt for birdie. Davis missed the 10-foot birdie putt, securing the victory for Maertz and Herman. 

History

As a championship in the Orange Blossom Tour that includes the Harder Hall Women's Invitational, the South Atlantic Amateur (SALLY), and the Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship, the Women’s International Four-Ball carries a tremendous amount of history and prestige. First conducted in 1945 by the Jaycees of Hollywood, Florida, the early championships included the names of Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Peggy Kirk-Bell, and other notables.

Other Policies

  • Spectator and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. 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 Conditions 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.

Host Hotel

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Directions

The Wanderers Club
1900 Aero Club Drive
Wellington, FL 33414
561-795-3510

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