NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL (May 1, 2016) - Meghan Stasi,
of Oakland Park, regained her title as Mid-Amateur
Champion after not playing as defending Champion in
2015. Stasi took the early lead after day one with a one
under-par 71. Kim Benedict, of Bonita Springs, sat two
shots back after a round one score of one over-par 73.
Defending Champion, Tara Joy-Connelly, of Palm Beach,
would start the final round three shots back at 74.
Stasi never lost sight of the lead during the final
round and posted an impressive second round score of
three under-par 69 on near perfect course conditions.
Consistent play and capitalizing on the par fives in her
second round propelled Stasi to a wire-to-wire victory!
She was the only player in the field with two under-par
rounds and finished four under-par for the tournament
with a 140 total. Seven strokes behind, Joy-Connelly
finished in second place with a second round 73 and
tournament total 147. Boynton Beach resident, Taffy
Brower advanced up the leaderboard with rounds of 76-
74 to take third place with a 150 total.
The Middle Division, Middle Division First Flight, and
Forward Division crowned gross and net winners on
Sunday. Sandie St. Onge, of Jensen Beach, carded
gross rounds of 74-77—151 to win the Middle Division
by nine strokes over Lucy Sievers in second place.
Consistency was key for Patrisa Handley, of Sarasota,
who won the Middle Division First Flight with two rounds
of 80, tournament total 160. Five strokes behind in
second place was Tinker Sanger who came back in the
second round with a 77 for a 165 tournament total.
Jane Renninger, of Dade City, finished first in the
Forward Division by eight strokes with a 172
tournament total. Diane Harris and Andi Phillips finished
tied for second place.
View results for Florida Women's Mid-Amateur Golf Championship