Women's Net Championship
September 6-7, 2014
Persistent rain and lightning storms made their way over Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, in Vero Beach, late Saturday morning bringing Round One of the Women’s Net Championship to a halt. Play was suspended at 12:25 PM. The continuing storms made it impossible for play to resume the rest of the day, leaving players to finish Round One Sunday morning, prior to the start of Round Two.
After Sunday morning’s completion of Round One, Tinker Sanger, of North Palm Beach, Connie Rummel, of Palm Bay, and Kay Waltman, of Pinecrest, all led their respective divisions by at least one shot. Sanger fired a three-under par 69, the field’s low, while Rummel carded one-over par 73, and Waltman fired an even par 72.
In the Middle Division First Flight, Debbie Mook Sang, of Valrico, also carded an under par score, one-under 71, leaving her just two strokes back heading in to the final round. Monica Mondozzi, of Palm Beach Gardens, carded a two-over par 74 leaving her one stroke behind Rummel in the Middle Division Second Flight, while Pat Takacs also stood one back behind Waltman in the Forward Division.
Thankfully Sunday’s final round did not involve any thunderstorms and players were able to complete play. Kay Waltman came back strong with a three-under par 69, two round total 72-69-141, to take the lead and win the Forward Division by six strokes. Pat Takacs fired a consistent two-over par 74 to finish second while Charliene Lemon-Steiner shot an impressive five-under par 67 to pull in to third place.
In the Middle Division Second Flight Mondozzi carded a 75 to give her a one shot lead and the win over Rummel, who finished second. Mary Lou Edwards wasn’t far behind with a two round total of 74-78-152 to finish third.
In the Middle Division First Flight both Christine Martin and Debbie Mook Sang carded two round totals of 148. After a USGA modified tie break, Martin came in first after her final round of one-under par 71. Mook Sang, who fired a 71-77 placed second behind Martin. Kathi Lundstrom, of Sewalls Point, finished two strokes behind Martin and Mook Sang, with a two round total of 77-73-150 to take third place.
This was the inaugural year for the Women’s Net Championship consisting of thirty-six holes of individual stroke play, hosted by Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, September 6-7, 2014 . Click here for full results. Click here for tournament photos.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Forward||5,400 yds. 74/135|
|Middle||5,881 yds. 71/128|
|Play suspended||86 °F|
|Calm winds||88 °F|
Entries Close Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
$160 per competitor
- 36 holes of individual net stroke play (100% of handicap will be used)
- 84 Maximum Field
- Two Divisions - Middle and Forward
- Must be a female amateur member of the FSGA.
- Female amateurs with a valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index of 34.0 or less.
*Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf, lunch after the final round, and gift certificates. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
Players must select which Division they wish to compete in upon entry.
- Middle Division - 5,400 yards approx. (Net Only)
- Forward Division - 4,900 yards approx. (Net Only)
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, September 6th
- 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM – Tournament Registration (located near pro shop)
- 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM – Round One tee times off of #1 and #10 tees
Sunday, September 7th
- 8:30 AM – Final Round shotgun
- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (approx.) – Player's Awards luncheon - Included with entry fee
The Middle and Forward Divisions will likely be pre-flighted based on individual handicaps.
Generally, divisions of more than 10 individuals will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of individuals and/or the range of handicaps.
All Divisions - Ties for first place in each flight of the Middle and Forward Divisions will be broken by a modified USGA tie break method. The final day 18 hole net respective score will be used to determine the first place individual. 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 lot (i.e. a coin flip). For purposes of a tie break, the last 9 holes will be considered holes 10-18, the last 6 holes will be holes 13-18, the last 3 holes will be holes 16-18 and the last hole will be hole 18.
The valid Florida GHIN Handicap Indexes used will be from the August 15, 2014 revision. Each player must have a valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index no higher than 34.0.
Practice rounds are available after noon on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the Championship. Practice rounds may be available during the week prior to the Championship. The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax. Please call (772) 388-9393 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.
Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club
Orchid Island is a premiere club in Vero Beach and has been host to the the Senior Amateur Match Play Championship, co-host to the Florida Open Championship, and has hosted multiple One-Day events. Designed by Arnold Palmer, Orchid Island is a rare treasure and is a must-play for everyone!
Orchid Island G&BC only accepts Visa/Mastercard and American Express for payment. They DO NOT accept cash.
- Spectator 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.
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