Florida Women's Open & Senior Open

Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club & Sarasota National Golf Club, Sarasota, FL
August 5-7, 2022

SARASOTA, Fla. – It was Mariel Galdiano and Jackie Gallagher-Smith who raised the trophies at the Florida Women’s Open and Senior Open Championship on Sunday at Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club. Both professionals, Galdiano and Gallagher-Smith, took home the first place checks of $7,600 and $4,800, respectively. 

Galdiano birdied the 17th to secure the one-shot victory in the Open Division, finishing the championship at 8-under 206. Gallagher-Smith took home the victory in the Senior Division at 4-under 210.

Beginning the final round in a tie for the lead, Galdiano got off to a quick start with a birdie on the third to take the solo lead at 6 under. Jean Reynolds, who started the day one back of Galdiano and Elizabeth Moon in a tie for third, birdied back-to-back holes on the third and fourth to pull into a tie for first with Galdiano.

Reynolds added two more birdies on the sixth and eighth to take the solo lead at 8 under and a two-shot lead over Galdiano and the field. After bogeys to start the back side for both Galdiano and Reynolds, Galdiano rattled off two birdies on the 12th and 13th to pull back into a tie for lead with Reynolds.

Galdiano rolled in a short birdie putt on the par-3 17th to take a one-shot lead with one hole left to play.  The Espon Tour member secured the victory with a par on the 18th to capture the Florida Women’s Open title at 8-under 206. She finished the championship with rounds of 69-69-68.

Reynolds took home a runner-up finish, ending the championship with rounds of 69-70-68 to post a 7-under 207. Galdiano and Reynolds were the lone players in the field to card three under-par round for the week.

Three players finished the championship m in a tie for third at 4-under 210: Emily Staples, Elle Johnson and Elle Nachmann. Staples, Johnson and Nachmann also shared Low-Amateur honors for the championship.

Beginning the final round in a tie for first with Tammie Green, Gallagher-Smith carded an even-par front side with a birdie and a bogey to sit in a tie for Green at 2 under. Gallagher-Smith rolled in a birdie on the 12th hole to pull into the solo lead. The Legends of LPGA player added a birdie on the 17th to extend her lead to three shots with one to play.

Gallagher-Smith secured the three-shot victory with a 4-under 210 for the championship. Green finished with a runner-up finish at 1-under 213, after rounds of 71-70-72. Leta Lindley took third place at even-par 214.

Susan Cohn secured Low-Amateur honors in the Senior Division, ending the championship 12-over 226.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Heritage Oaks - Open 6,202 yds. 76.0/132
Heritage Oaks - Senior 5,585 yds. 72.7/126
Sarasota National - Open 6,235 yds. 76.1/130
Sarasota National - Senior 5,837 yds. 73.9/126

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Warm and Sunny 95 °F
Sunny Sunny with a slight breeze 90 °F
Tournament Results
(a) = Amateur
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Mariel Galdiano 69 69 68 206 0
2 Jean Reynolds 69 70 68 207 0
T3 Elle Johnson (a) 68 71 71 210 3334
T3 Emily Staples (a) 71 69 70 210 3334
T3 Elle Nachmann (a) 71 70 69 210 3334
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Jackie Gallagher-Smith 72 69 69 210 0
2 Tammie Green 71 70 72 213 0
3 Leta Lindley 74 71 69 214 0
4 Cheryl Anderson 74 72 76 222 0
T5 Pat Shriver 75 71 77 223 0
T5 Laurel Kean 75 72 76 223 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.

~ Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club & Sarasota National Golf Club ~



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
  • All players play 18-holes each at Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club and Sarasota National Golf Club on Friday and Saturday.
  • The field will be cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes.
  • 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. Additionally, the cut number may be round up to 3's. For instance, if 21% of the field is in the Senior Division, 12.6 players should make the cut; that number will be rounded up to 15 & ties which would be full groups of three 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 13th 

  • 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 14th

  • 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 last year's ECWPG Tour 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 professional 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. The purse and payouts by position will be finalized after the second round is complete and emailed to the field.
Amateurs who make the cut will receive a gift card redeemable at Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club.

Schedule of Events 

Thursday, August 4th

  • Player registration 

Friday, August 5th

  • 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 6th

  • 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 7th

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

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 Heritage Oaks is $35 + tax and includes cart and range balls prior to the round. To schedule a practice round at Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club, call the golf shop at 941-926-7600. The practice round rate at Sarasota National is $35 + tax and includes cart and range balls prior to the round. To schedule a practice round at Sarasota National, call the golf shop at 941-496-8676The 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

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.

Click here for 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 MUST ride, with the player's clubs remaining on the golf cart. Click here.
  • 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.

Supporting Sponsor

PXG is a proud supporting sponsor of the Florida Women's Open & Senior Open Championship

Host Hotel

Hampton Inn I-75 Bee Ridge
5995 Cattleridge Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34232

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Payment

Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club accepts Visa and Mastercard only.  Sarasota National accepts cash, Visa/Mastercard, and American Express.

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

Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club
4800 Chase Oaks Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34241

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Sarasota National Golf Club
25510 National Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293

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