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Hiestand Wins Another Florida Women's Senior Amateur
Mary Jane Hiestand (L) & Super Senior champ Christine Hunt (FSGA photo)
Mary Jane Hiestand (L) & Super Senior champ Christine Hunt (FSGA photo)

OCALA, FL (April 4, 2018) - The Country Club of Ocala hosted the top senior and super-senior women in Florida for two days of tough competition. The leaderboard finished in a tight race after round one in the Senior Division as Kim Keyer-Scott took the early lead by one stroke. Keyer-Scott, of Bonita Springs, opened the Championship with a one over-par 73 with hopes of earning her first FSGA Championship victory. Close behind sat Alexander Frazier and three time Women’s Senior Amateur Champion, Mary Jane Hiestand both posting a 74. Another strong force and past Senior Amateur Champion, Lisa Schlesinger, trailed the lead in fourth place after a first round 75.

Mary Jane Hiestand proved that consistency is key as she posted two rounds of 74 to move from second to first place and win her fourth Senior Amateur Championship. Hiestand, 2017 Women’s Senior player of the year from Naples, carded two birdies on the front nine in her final round to finish with a 148 (+4) total and a five stroke victory. Lisa Schlesinger, of Fort Myers, also advanced up the leaderboard to finish in second place with rounds of 78-75 for a 153 (+9) total. Rounding out the top three was Betsy Knights, of Naples, who is in her second year participating in FSGA events. Knights posted rounds of 77-78 to finish seven shots back at 155 (+11). Hiestand prevails for the fourth time as Champion in the third Women’s Championship of 2018.

Teri de Luis, of Sanford, played her way to the top of the Super-Senior leaderboard with a round one 80. Sara Jane Rose chased the lead, after finishing tied for 19th in 2017, with a first round 81. Rounding out the top three after round one sat Christine Hunt with a 82. Christine was on a mission to hunt first place down as she carded a second round 76 to capture a win! Hunt, of Ponte Vedra Beach, earned her first FSGA Championship victory by one stroke at 158 (+14). Sara Jane Rose never left second place finishing with a 78 and 159 total. Teri de Luis fell to third place with a 161 total.

Gross & Net Winners

Senior Field Division
Gross: Kristine Boogren – 81-80--161
Net: Kim Childress – 71-69--140

Senior Field First Flight
Gross: Linda Sturges – 88-96--184
Net: Maggie Michaels – 75-68--143

Super-Senior Field Division
Gross: Marla Flinn – 81-83--164
Net: Pat Takacs – 67-75--142

ABOUT THE Florida Women's Senior Amateur

Championship Format
- 36 holes of individual stroke play
- 84 total competitors
- Four Divisions - Senior Championship, Senior Field, Super-Senior Championship and Super-Senior Field Division.
- Players must select their division at the time of entry, provided they meet the eligibility requirements.
- The overall Champions will be the individuals from the Senior and Super-Senior Championship Divisions with the lowest 36-hole total score.

Eligibility
- Female amateur golfer
- At least 50 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
- At least 65 years of age as of the first day of the Championship to select to play in the Super-Senior Division at time of entry
- A valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0
- Entrant is required to be a member of the FSGA

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