Florida Women's Open & Senior Open

Riomar Country Club - Vero Beach
August 6-8, 2021


VERO BEACH, Fla. – It was Jacqueline Stoelting and Kim Keyer-Scott who raised the trophies at the Florida Women’s Open and Senior Open Championship on Sunday at Riomar Country Club.

Stoelting survived a one-hole playoff to capture the win in the Open Division, finishing the championship at 4-under 208. Keyer-Scott took home the victory in the Senior Division at 13-over 225.

"It means a lot," Stoelting said. "I grew up in Vero Beach. So when I saw the Florida Open was here, I knew I had to play. It's everything that my family was able to be here, my son was able to be here and my husband got to caddie. It was truly a dream come true."

Beginning the final round three shots back of the leaders, Stoelting had a hiccup to start the day with a double bogey on the second. She bounced back quick with an eagle on the par-4 third, holeing out from 95 yards, and added a birdie on the fourth.

"Immediately bounced back on the second," Stoelting said. "I made another birdie and a bunch of pars. I just had to stay in there and be patient."

The Vero Beach native finished the front side with a bogey on the ninth to make the turn at 2 under and two shots back of the leaders. She played steady golf on the back side with seven-straight pars.

Stoelting birdied the 17th to pull within one shot of the leader, Sandra Changkija, at 3 under. On the par-4 18th, Stoelting rolled in a 20-foot putt for birdie to take a share of the lead at 4-under 208.

"I knew I was one back, so I knew I had to give myself a chance," Stoelting said. "It was awesome to birdie the last two holes."

Changkija, the 2018 Florida Women’s Open champion, held a share of the 36-hole lead. She got the day started with a 1-over front side. She played the first eight holes of the back nine at even par and headed to the 18th needing a birdie to win.

The Kissimmee native saved par on the final hole to force a playoff with Stoelting, and the two players headed to the ninth.

Both players’ tee shot found the fairway on the ninth and both just missed the green on their second shot. Changkija missed just short of the green and chipped up to four feet. Stoelting was just right of the green and chipped up to three feet and rolling her putt in for par.

Changkija’s par putt slipped just past the hole, securing the victory for Stoelting. Stoelting becomes the sixth Florida Women’s Open champion and the sixth professional to win the championship.

"I had definitely questioned a lot whether I wanted to continue playing after I had him," Stoelting said. "This definitely helps to keep going."

Changkija took home a runner-up finish. Bailey Shoemaker secured Low-Amateur honors for the second-straight year, finishing the weekend in a tie for third place at 3-under 209.

Beginning the final round with a five-shot lead over the field, Keyer-Scott carded a 6-over front nine to make the turn with a two-shot lead. She finished the day with a 4-over back nine to secure the victory with a final-round 80.

This is the second FSGA championship of the year for Keyer-Scott, who capture the Women’s Senior Amateur title in April. The Bonita Springs native becomes the second amateur to win the Florida Women’s Senior Open, after Mary Jane Hiestand captured the title in 2018.

"This is extra special, and it's always nice to beat the professionals," Keyer-Scott said. " The courses were beautiful and it was great to play out here."   

Sherry Hermann took home a runner-up finish at 15-over 227, posting a final-round 75. Susan Cohn put together rounds of 77-73-78 to earn third place. Darlene Allen was the Low Professional in the Senior Division, finished the weekend in fifth.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Open - Riomar CC 6,006 yds 74.9/139
Senior Open - Riomar CC 5,597 yds 73.0/135
Open - Pointe West CC 6,316 yds. 76.8/139
Senior Open - Pointe West CC 5,812 yds. 74.5/137

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Sunny with a slight breeze 98 °F
Cloudy Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms 95 °F
Tournament Results
(a) = Amateur
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Jacqueline Stoelting 71 69 68 208 0
2 Sandra Changkija 68 69 71 208 0
3 Bailey Shoemaker (a) 68 69 72 209 4000
T4 Erikah Neger 70 72 69 211 0
T4 Valentina Haupt 74 69 68 211 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Kim Keyer-Scott (a) 74 71 80 225 5000
2 Sherry Herman (a) 73 79 75 227 3500
3 Susan Cohn (a) 77 73 78 228 2500
4 Lin Culver (a) 75 79 76 230 2000
5 Darlene Allen 77 77 77 231 0
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$50,000 Estimated Total Purse

 NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
OPEN TO AMATEURS & PROFESSIONALS OF ALL AGES

This Championship will give competitors a rare opportunity to play with some of the best professionals and amateurs from around the country, allowing great players from today and tomorrow to compete together on the same turf. Play with the best, learn from the best, and be the best.

Tournament Summary

Format54 holes of gross individual stroke play

Eligibility Female amateur or professional; Committee approval for players less than 13 years of age

Handicap:  GHIN 10.0 or less

Entry Fees:  Florida Amateur- $200 | Florida Professional - $300
                      Amateur - $400 | Professional - $500

Exempt Players

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Format

  • 54 holes of gross individual stroke play
  • Maximum Field Size - 156 players
  • The field will be cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes
  • All players play 18-holes each at Riomar Country Club and Pointe West Country Club on Friday and Saturday
  • Each division will have a separate cut line. The number of players making the cut in each division will be based on the ratio of Open players to Senior Open players at the start of round one. Example - If 1/3 of the total field are Senior Open players, then 1/3 of the players making the cut will be Senior Open players.
  • The lowest score for 54-holes will determine the Champion for each division

Eligibility

  • Female amateur or professional golfer
  • Professionals must have a SSN, EIN, ITIN for tax reporting purposes. This will need to be confirmed before the entry deadline, or they will be in-eligible to participate.
  • Senior Division - At least 50 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • A valid USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 10.0
  • Entries are subject to rejection, including during the event, if you falsify your residency upon entry
  • Committee approval is required for entry if the player is less than 13 years of age

Entry Fees

  Open Division
Senior Division
 Florida Amateur
 $200  $200
 Florida Professional  $300  $300
 Out-Of-State Amateur
 $400  $400
 Out-Of-State Professional  $500   $500 

*Click here to review residency guidelines*

Late entries are subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.

How the Field is Determined

Prior to the close of general entries: July 14th 

  • EXEMPT entries will be guaranteed acceptance into the field upon receipt up until the Championship reaches capacity
  • During the general entry period, non-exempt entries may be accepted into the field based upon an applicant's exceptional playing resume

After the close of the general entry period: July 15th

  • NON-EXEMPT entries will be accepted into the field based upon an applicant's submitted playing resume

Qualifier

  • Should entries significantly exceed capacity, the FSGA reserves the right to conduct a one-day qualifier prior to the Championship to determine the final players in the field that have not already gained acceptance.

Alternates and Withdrawals

  • Alternates - Applicants not accepted through the entry process will be placed on an alternates list based upon the strength of their application. When a Division's alternates list is exhausted, an alternate from the other Division will be used to fill an open spot.
  • Withdrawals - Any withdrawals from either Division will be filled by an alternate from that Division's alternates list.

Exemptions

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption provided they meet all entry and eligibility requirements:

Professionals 

Open Division

  • Top 15 and tied from last year's Florida Women's Open Championship
  • Priority A list members from the current Symetra Tour Priority Status list
  • Top 25 and tied from the current NWGA Money Leaders list
  • Top 10 and tied from last year's LPGA T&CP National Championship (Champ Division)
  • Top 10 and tied from last year's PGA Women's Stroke Play Championship
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Open Championship
  • Active Legends Tour members at time of entry (may compete in either division if 50 years or older)

Senior Open Division - 50+ years of age

  • Top 3 and tied from last year's Florida Women's Senior Open Championship
  • Active Legends Tour members at time of entry
  • Top 10 and tied from last year's LPGA T&CP National Championship (Champ Division)
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Open Championship
Amateurs

Open Division

  • Top 15 and tied from last year's Florida Women's Open Championship
  • Last and current year's FSGA Women's Amateur Champion
  • Last and current year's FSGA Women's Amateur Stroke Play Champion
  • Current year's FSGA Women's Mid-Amateur Champion
  • Last year's FSGA Girls' Junior Champion (16-18 Division)
  • Last year's FSGA Women's Player of the Year
  • Last year's FSGA Girls' Junior Player of the Year
  • Top 25 and tied from last year's final Florida Women's Player of the Year points list
  • Top 20 and tied from last year's final Florida Girls' Junior Player of the Year points list
  • Top 200 and tied of the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings as of January 1
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Open Championship
  • Any player making the cut in last year's U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Senior Open Division

  • Top 3 and tied from last year's Florida Women's Senior Open Championship
  • Current year's FSGA Women's Senior Amateur Champion (Championship Division)
  • Last year's FSGA Women's Senior Amateur Match Play Champion (Championship Division)
  • Last year's FSGA Women's Senior Player of the Year
  • Top 15 and tied from last year's Florida Women's Senior Player of the Year points list
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Open Championship
  • Any player making the cut in last year's U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Note: Any player that earns an entry exemption through a Senior Open Division category may only apply that entry exemption to the Senior Open Division. Loss of Exemptions - If a player turns professional, she loses any exemption(s) she previously earned as an amateur player with the FSGA.

Professional Prize Purse

$50,000 

The purse (anticipated and based upon a full field) will be distributed between the Open and Senior Open Divisions based on entries. Players who make the cut, but fail to finish 54-holes, will receive the minimum payout. Professionals eligible for the Senior Open Division, but choosing to compete in the Open Division, are only eligible for prize money in the Division selected upon entry. Amateurs who make the cut will receive a gift card redeemable at Riomar Country Club.

Schedule of Events 

Thursday, August 5th

  • Player registration 

Friday, August 6th

  • 6:30 - 9:00 AM - Player registration
  • 7:30 - 9:30 AM - Round one tee times off #1 and #10 on both courses

Saturday, August 7th

  • 7:30 - 9:30 AM - Round two tee times off #1 and #10 on both courses
  • After 36 holes are complete, the field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties

Sunday, August 8th

  • 7:30 - 9:30 AM - Final round tee times off #1 and #10 at Riomar Country Club
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play

Carts & Walking

  • *Open Division Only - Due to limited carts, the Open Division will walk for the duration of the event. 
  • Senior Open Division will ride in carts for the duration of the event.

Divisions and Approximate Yardages

  • Open Division - 6,300 yards 
  • Senior Open Division - 5,800 yards

Switching of divisions will not be permitted after pairings are posted

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds at both courses are available one week prior to the event and after 12:00 pm the weekend prior on a space available basis.  The practice round rate at Riomar is $50 + tax with an additional cart fee of $29 + tax and includes range balls prior to the round.  To schedule a practice round at Riomar Country Club, call the golf shop at 772-231-6888. The practice round rate at Pointe West is $30 + tax and includes cart and range balls prior to the round. To schedule a practice round at Pointe West, call the golf shop at 772-770-4653. 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

A player may not practice on the competition course before or between rounds. Penalty for first breach: General Penalty. Penalty for second breach: Disqualification.

Defending Champions

After three days of battling the Florida heat, it was Katie Yoo and Tammie Green who came out on top at the Florida Women’s Open and Senior Open. Yoo was crowned the champion in the Open Division, posting a final-round 2-under 69 on Sunday to capture the championship at 9-under 205.“It means so much to me,” Yoo said. “I had a really big break after last year, so coming back and winning again means so much to me.”

Beginning the day in tie for first with Bailey Shoemaker, Yoo started the day with four-straight pars to take the solo lead after a double bogey from Shoemaker early in the round. Yoo would hold on to that lead for the rest of the round. She made her first birdie of the day on the fifth, before closing out the front nine with a birdie on the ninth. After five-straight pars to start the back nine, the Orlando native extended her lead with birdies on the 15th and 17th holes. Despite a double bogey on the final hole, she secured the five-shot win. “I played in a small tournament before coming to play here and my iron shots were all over the place,” Yoo said. “I worked on that and got that together before this week. Everything was working pretty good together this week.” Yoo was one of only two players in the field to shoot three rounds under-par (66-70-69). The Florida Junior Tour alum becomes the fourth professional to win the Florida Women’s Open.

Green raised the trophy in the Senior Open, carding a final-round 2-over 73 to finish the championship at 2-over 216. In the Senior Division, Green recorded a final-round 73 to secure the five-shot victory. She started the day with a 2-over front nine, adding a birdie on the ninth. The Daytona Beach resident added another birdie on the 11th and finished the day with an even-par back nine to take home the win. Click here for the previous year's results.

Other Policies

  • Spectators 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 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.

Host Hotel and Accommodations

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Publicity and Promotion

By participating in The Florida Women's Open you grant the FSGA and those acting with the FSGA, permission, authority and the permanent rights to use your name or likeness for publicity and promotional purposes. Participants understand that all Media, including film, photographic prints, audio or digital files are the exclusive property of the FSGA. Participants in FSGA events waive their rights to inspect or approve all media produced by the FSGA and those acting on the FSGA's behalf. Participants waive their permanent rights to compensation for use of their name and likeness by the FSGA.

Directions

Riomar Country Club
2100 Club Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
772-231-6888

Click here for directions.

Pointe West Country Club
7500 14th Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32966
772-770-4653

Click here for directions.



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