Stasi, Connelley lead at Women's Int'l Four-Ball
WELLINGTON, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2013) -- The first round of the Women's International Four-Ball Championship proved to be a gorgeous and very windy day. Teams faced late morning winds that strengthened heading into the afternoon. Forty-eight teams of some of the top women amateur golfers from around the country will continue to compete for the coveted Women's International Four-Ball title on Sunday.

After a warm, but extremely windy day at The Wanderers Club in Wellington, Florida, Tara Connelly, of Palm Beach, and Meghan Stasi, of Oakland Park, head into the final round with a two shot cushion in the Championship Division. Stasi finished strong, birdying two of the last three holes to help their team finish the day with a two under par 70. Tough and windy conditions got the better of some of the field, but the team of Mary Jane Hiestand, of Naples, and Diane Lang, of Weston, held strong shooting an even par 72. Four teams are tied for third at 73 including, the team of Anna Schultz, of Texas, and Jewell Malick, both of Texas; Alexa Hammer and Taffy Brower, both of Boynton Beach; Alexandra Frazier, of Pennsylvania and Marie Arnoux, of Miami Beach; and also the team of Laura Carson and Maureen Sheehan, both of Illinois.

In the Silver Division First Flight Ashley Crain and Claudia Cenko lead with a gross 73 over team Nancy Jackson and Maria Marino's solid 75. Beth Sholar and Christine Martin lead the Silver Division Second Flight with a strong round of 76, but are closely followed by Leann Cesario and Debra Wangrund who shot 78.

The Bronze Division First Flight has a tight race. Donna Fiedorowicz and Ana Leaird lead by one with a 76, but Lanette Gustafson and Eileen Burke are right behind with a 77 on Saturday's first round. In the Bronze Division Second Flight Chris Daywalt and Patricia Fox lead with a first round score of 85 over Jennifer Markey and Nancy Mendel.

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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. Players do not have to be members of the FSGA to play, however they must create an online account at www.fsga.org. This historic championship is being held at one of the finest clubs in Palm Beach County -- The Wanderer's Club -- which is maintained in exceptional condition. Two Divisions: Championship and "Middle" Division. Check the website for handicap requirements.

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