Women's Four-Ball Championship
August 2-3, 2014
The team of Emily Rymer, of Orlando, and Ryan Ashburn, of Largo, captured the Women’s Four-Ball Championship at Bonita Bay Club, in Naples, on August 2-3.
After round one the Rymer and Ashburn duo held the lead by one stroke over Florida Junior Tour standouts Kendall Griffin, of Sebring, and Emma Bradley, of Naples. Four teams in the Championship Division each posted scores under par. Rymer and Ashburn had a bogie free round, carding three birdies on the front and four on the back while Griffin and Bradley finished strong draining four straight birdies in a row in their final five holes.
Sunday’s final round was like match play between the teams. Griffin and Bradley quickly birdied the second hole but Rymer and Ashburn answered back with a birdie on hole four. Both teams birdied the par-3 sixteenth hole that played at a short 131 yards. Heading into the eighteenth hole Rymer and Ashburn were still up by one stroke. With both teams paring the final hole, they held onto the lead and claimed the Women’s Four-Ball Championship title.
Gross scores were close in both the Middle and Forward Divisions after the first round. Susan Rampelberg and Bronwyne Bruwer led the Middle Division First Flight by three strokes over Karen Moss and Lee Meyers, carding a two-under par 70. In the Forward Division First Flight with a four-over par 76, the pair of Nita Doyle and Nancy Marion led by one stroke over Cheryl Sadlon and Diane Dodge. Rampelberg and Bruwer held onto their lead to claim the Middle Division First Flight with rounds of 70-76-146. Doyle and Marion also kept their lead and took home first in the Forward Division First Flight with rounds of 76-76-152. Karen Moss and Lee Meyers finished first net in the Middle Division First Flight, while Kimberly Byle and Chris Daywalt finished first in the Forward Division First Flight.
In the Middle Division Second Flight, Kerstin Koenig and Jennie Taylor finished first gross while Michele Klinowski and Mary Marshall finished first net. In the Forward Division Second flight Victoria Goitz and Gilda Perez finished first gross while Cindi DeBrino and Patricia Gift finished first net.
The Florida State Women’s Four-Ball Championship was held at Bonita Bay Club in the heart of Naples. The tournament was 36 holes of gross Four-Ball Stroke Play and consisted of a Championship, Middle and Forward Division. The Middle and Forward Divisions competed for both gross and net while the Championship Division was gross only.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Championship||5,827 yds. 72.8/130|
|Middle||5,477 yds. 71.8/128|
|Forward||4,972 yds. 69.8/122|
|Hot & Humid||86 °F|
Entries Close Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
$150 per competitor
Please join us for the Women's Four-Ball Championship to be conducted at the Bonita Bay Club in Naples, FL. Grab a friend and plan a girl's weekend in Naples full of competitive golf, shopping, and endless dining choices.....and stay at the Ritz! We have partnered with the Ritz-Carlton, Naples Golf Resort to provide all competitors an opportunity to relax at the gorgeous resort after a day of golf. We hope you join us at Bonita Bay! For a look at the 2013 Championship Results click here.
- 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, (commonly known as a two-person, best-ball)
- 48 total teams
- Three divisions - Championship, Middle, and Forward Division
- Teams may select their division at the time of entry
- The overall champion will be the team from the Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total score.
- Entrants must both be female amateur members of the FSGA.
- Female amateurs with a valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index of 34.0 or less
- The course handicap differential between partners may be no more than eight (8) strokes. (If the differential is more than eight (8) strokes, the higher course handicap will be reduced to allow for the difference).
95% of each player's handicap will be used.
$300 (per team)
*Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf, tee gifts, an awards luncheon after the final round on Sunday, August 3rd, and gift certificate prizes. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Championship Division - 6,000 yards (gross only)
- Middle Division - 5,500 yards (gross and net)
- Forward Division - 5,000 yards (gross and net)
The Championship Committee reserves the right to move any player out of the Forward Division if her handicap is significantly lower than the majority of the competitors in the division, and her scoring history does not reflect the need to play from the Forward Division yardage. Players will then be placed into the Middle Division.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 2nd
- 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM – Tournament Registration
- 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM – Round One tee times off of #1 and #10 tees
Sunday, August 3rd
- 8:30 AM – Final Round shotgun
- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (approx.) – Awards luncheon - Included with entry fee
The Championship Division may be flighted after the first round based upon scores.
The Middle and Forward Divisions will likely be pre-flighted based on combined team handicaps.
Generally, divisions of more than 10 teams will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of teams and/or the range of combined team handicaps or scores .
Championship Division - The overall Champion will be the team from the Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total score. In the event of a tie for first place in the Championship Division there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff on a hole designated by the Committee to determine the championship team.
Other Divisions - Ties for first place gross and first place net in each flight of the Middle and Forward Divisions will be broken by a modified USGA tie break method. The final day 18 hole respective score, whether gross or net, will be used to determine the first place gross or net 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; then if needed the final 3 holes; then the final hole; then by coin flip).
The valid Florida GHIN Handicap Indexes used will be from the July 15, 2014 revision. Each player must have a valid USGA Handicap Index no higher than 34.0. The course handicap differential between partners may be no more than eight (8) strokes. (If the differential is more than eight (8) strokes, the higher course handicap will be reduced to allow for the difference). 100% of each player's handicap will be used.
Practice rounds are available on the Sunday prior to the Championship. Practice rounds may be available during the week prior to the Championship on a case-by-case basis, but there is no guarantee. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call (239) 498-2626 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.
First time four-ball partners, Brandi Rodriguez, of Orlando, and Sarah Matin, of Winter Garden, (pictured right) captured the Women's Four-Ball Championship this weekend at LPGA International. Rodriguez and Matin fired a consistent 10-under par 67-67-134.
After Saturday's first round, the duo was tied for the lead with Defending Champions, Wendi Golden and Ericka Schneider, both from Bradenton. Rodriguez and Matin were three under after four holes, leaving them two up at the turn. As they approached the 16th hole, Rodriguez and Matin found themselves tied with Golden and Schneider, but with Matin's four foot birdie putt, the duo took back the lead. The winning team had a total of seven birdies, six of which Matin made.Throughout their round, the champions did their best to play aggressive, stay positive and sink birdie putts. Matin and Rodriguez both attended Winter Park High School. Brandi currently goes to Southern Mississippi and Sarah attended University of Central Florida.
- Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
- Caddies - If a player employs a caddie, the caddie MUST walk and 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 & Accommodations
Ritz-Carlton, Naples Golf Resort
2600 Tiburon Dr.
Naples, FL 34109
$119 per night
Directions to Bonita Bay Club - Naples (Cypress Course)
Bonita Bay Club Naples
3700 Wildwood Blvd
Naples, FL 34120