2012 Women Players of the Year
2012 Women's Amateur Player-of-the-Year - Meghan Stasi
Meghan Stasi, of Oakland Park, has earned the 2012 Women’s Player-of-the-Year honors after a historical season and earning 28,300 overall points. Stasi started the year off with a win at the Ione Jones/Doherty Championship by defeating Jaye Marie Green, of Boca Raton, 2 up. In May, Stasi captured the Women’s Amateur Championship with a 3 & 2 victory over Miami Beaches’ Marie Arnoux. Stasi was on Team Florida for both the Women’s Southeastern Challenge Matches and SWATCA, and helped guide both teams to victory. Meghan’s biggest victory of the year came in October at the US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. With a championship record comeback in her Round of 16 matches, Stasi came back from being five down with six holes left to play. Her fourth, and record-tying, victory put Meghan in the history books with only sixteen other individuals that have won the same USGA championship four times.
2012 Women's Senior Amateur Player-of-the-Year - Mary Jane Hiestand
Mary Jane Hiestand, of Naples, is the 2012 Senior Women’s Player-of-the-Year earning 8,960 overall points. Hiestand has had a fantastic year, advancing to quarter-finals at the Ione Jones/Doherty Championship (Senior Division) and finished third at the Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Also, she and Diane Lang placed fourth at the Women’s Four-Ball Stroke Play. Hiestand dominated in team play, having an undefeated year at both the Women’s Southeastern Challenge Matches and SWATCA, where she led both teams to
championship titles. Mary Jane has also been successful in USGA championships, advancing to Round of 32 matches at both the 2012 US Senior Women’s Amateur and the US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships.
2012 Girls' Junior Player-of-the-Year - Jaye Marie Green
Jaye Marie Green, of Boca Raton, has earned the 2012 Girls Junior Player-of-the-Year honors, earning 18,800 overall points. Green had an extraordinary year. She fell just short of winning the Ione/Jones Doherty Championship to Women’s Player-of-the-Year, Meghan Stasi, finishing as runner-up. Green was a quarter-finalist at the 110th Women’s North & South Amateur and finish in 5th at the South Atlantic Amateur (SALLY). Green qualified for the US Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin, but capped off her successful season when she later advanced to the championship match at the US Women’s Amateur Championship. Having an outstanding week of play, Green fell just short to the then number one ranked amateur, Lydia Ko of New Zealand.