Stasi Raises Mid-Am Trophy for the Fifth Time
ESTERO, Fla. – For the fifth time in the past seven years, it was Meghan Stasi who raised the trophy at the Women's Mid-Amateur Championship on Sunday. With nine players within five shots of the lead at the start of the round, Stasi captured the two-stroke victory with a 3-over 147 at West Bay Golf Club in Estero.
Stasi began the day in a tie for fifth place, three stroke back of the leader. She started the round off the round strong with back-to-back birdies on the second and third holes. Stasi posted a 1-under for the front nine.
After a double bogey on the 16th hole, the Fort Lauderdale native carded a pair of key birdies on the 17th and 18th to secure the win. She recorded a final-round 1-under 71, the only under-par round of the championship.
Ina Kim and Tara Joy-Connelly finished in a tie for second place at 5-over 149. Kim, who held the first-round lead, struggled in the final round, but posted an eagle on the par-5 17th hole to take a share of second place. She recorded a final-round 3-over 76.
Joy-Connelly began the final round with three-straight birdies. She finished the front nine at 2-over, after two double bogeys. The Vero Beach resident closed out the championship with an even-par back nine, posting a 2-over 73 in the final round.
Kelli Pry took home a fourth place finish at 10-over 154, while Kim Benedict finished in fifth place at 11-over 155.
In the Middle Division, Sandie St. Onge claimed a seven-stroke victory with a championship total 79-76--155. Kerstin Koenig captured the win in the Middle Forward Division, posting an 81-91--172 for the championship.
Abbye Dorn was victorious in the Forward Division, finishing the championship with 89-91--180, while Sharon Sheline won the Forward First Division, after carding a 93-89--182 for the weekend.
1 Meghan Stasi +3 (147)
T2 Ina Kim +5 (149)
T2 Tara Joy-Connelly +5 (149)
4 Kelli Pry +10 (154)
5 Kim Benedict +11 (155)
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The women’s schedule will continue with the Women's Shoot-Out on May 18-19 at Piper's Landing Yacht & Country Club in Palm City.