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Meghan Stasi, Tara Connelly win Women's International Four-Ball
WELLINGTON, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2014) -- With 48 of the top teams from around the world, Meghan Stasi and Tara Connelly put together an impressive performance en route to capturing the Women’s International Four-Ball Championship for a second consecutive year. The event was held at The Wanderer’s Club in Wellington, on February 17-18.

With near perfect weather conditions on Monday, Stasi and Connelly got off to a great start firing a five-under par 67 to take a two stroke lead into the final round. Stasi and Connelly put on a show in the final round firing an impressive round of 10-under par 62 to win the Championship by 11 strokes. Stasi and Connelly’s final round included eight birdies and an eagle after Stasi chipped in on the 17th hole. Connelly said “We played very smart today and left everything close. We had two shots at birdies most holes, which gave us a lot of confidence.” This marks the fourth time that Stasi has captured the Women's International Four-Ball Championship, first in 2009 with Dawn Woodard, then in 2010 with Donna Mummert, and last year with current partner Tara Connelly.

Marie Arnoux, of Miami Beach, and Ellen Port, of St. Louis, MO, took home second place honors after rounds of 71-69. Port, a six time USGA Champion, was recently named captain of the 2014 Curtis Cup team. Diane Lang of Weston, and her partner Mary Jane Hiestand of Naples, finished alone in third place with a tournament total of three-under par 141.

In the Middle Division, Patty Lang, of Tequesta, and Sue McMurdy, of Indiana, PA, posted rounds of 73-73 -146 to capture the division title by five strokes. In the Forward Division, the team of Ann Candido, of Jupiter, and Marsha Funk, of Palm Beach Gardens, went wire-to-wire to firing rounds of 73-71-144 to win by seven strokes.

ABOUT THE Women's International Four-Ball

The Women's International Four-Ball is conducted by the Florida State Golf Association at the Wanderer's Club in Wellington Florida.

Championship Format
- 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, (commonly known as a two-person, best-ball)
- Maximum of 48 total teams
- Two divisions - Championship and Middle Division
- Teams must 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

Eligibility
- Female amateur golfers
- Both entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
- A valid USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.0 at time of entry
- Entrants are not required to be a member of the FSGA
- Championship Division - At time of entry, all teams in the Championship Division must have a combined team handicap index of 14.0 or less
- Middle Division - 95% of each player's handicap will be used. 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)

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