Veteran and teen phenom take International Four-Ball

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2011) --The 65th annual Women’s International Four Ball Championship concluded today at Orangebrook Golf & Country Club in Hollywood, Florida. The championship match up was between past champions Mary Hanyak and Marianne Springer against Taffy Brower and her 14 year old phenom partner, Alexa Hammer. The match play championship round was much closer than the 3 and 2 score might indicate. Taffy Brower and Alexa Hammer ended the match on the 16th green with incredible shot making. Taffy and Alexa started strong winning the first three holes, but veteran partners Mary Hanyak and Marianne Springer kept battling back but could never capture the lead.

Alexa Hammer, the 14 year old with the silky putting stroke and great wedge play, proved to be a great asset to her seasoned partner, Taffy Brower. Alexa will certainly be a young gun to watch as she continues to grow into her swing.

Final Results

Taffy Brower & Alexa Hammer, def. Mary Hanyak & Marianne Springer 3 & 2

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

- 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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