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Tennessee Women's Amateur: Martindale wins

JONESBOROUGH, TN (June 17, 2011) -- Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City defeated Courtney Shelton of Franklin 6&4 to claim the 71st Tennessee Women’s Amateur Championship at Blackthorn Club. This is Martindale’s 2nd Women’s Amateur title (2009, 2011). Kendall hopes this win will kick-start an exciting summer as she is hopeful that she will get to fill a spot in the U.S. Women’s Open taking place next month in Colorado Springs, CO at The Broadmoor, she is currently a first alternate.

In the Championship Consolation Final Match it was a battle to the end for Mary Funk (Nashville) and Maria Stapleton (Baneberry). The match went back and forth until Funk won the 18th hole to take the win 1 up.

Final Flight Results:First Flight Winner – Lacie York, Kingsport, won 4&3First Flight Finalist – Megan Williamson, Murfreesboro

First Flight Consolation Winner – Shelby Sain, Bolivar, won 1 up

First Flight Consolation Finalist – Madison Alexander, Jonesborough

Second Flight Winner – Erin Williams, Jonesborough, won 4&2

Second Flight Finalist – Carol Hornstra, Knoxville

Second Flight Consolation Winner – Denise Gash, Kingsport, won 6&4

Second Flight Finalist – Sydney Cooper, Kingsport Third Flight Winner – Christine Warden, Bristol, won 6&5

Third Flight Finalist – Angie Grizzle, Johnson City

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ABOUT THE Tennessee Women's Amateur

Eligibility: Open to all female amateur golfers with the following requirements: (1) meet the USGA policy on transgender individuals, (2) have an active GHIN Handicap Index from a TGA member club or course, and (3) have a Handicap Index of at least 36.0 at the time of entry.

Field: The field is limited to 120 players, and players select the Division they wish to compete in. Entries will be accepted as received until the tournament is full.

Divisions: There are two divisions--the Championship Division and the Flighted Division. The Tennessee Women's Amateur Champion will come from the Championship Division only.

Championship Division Format: Contested at match play with a 36-hole stroke play qualifier to determine the positions for match play as well as medalist honors. Following the 36-hole stroke play qualifier, the Championship Division WILL BE CUT to the low 32 players.

Flighted Division Format: Contested at match play with a 36-hole stroke play qualifier to determine the positions for match play. Following the 36-hole stroke play qualifier, ALL players will be divided into flights of eight (8) to compete in the match play portion of the event.

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