Meghan Stasi, Tara Connelly win Women's International Four-Ball
WELLINGTON, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2014) -- With 48 of the top teams from around the world, Meghan Stasi and Tara Connelly put together an impressive performance en route to capturing the Women’s International Four-Ball Championship for a second consecutive year. The event was held at The Wanderer’s Club in Wellington, on February 17-18.
With near perfect weather conditions on Monday, Stasi and Connelly got off to a great start firing a five-under par 67 to take a two stroke lead into the final round. Stasi and Connelly put on a show in the final round firing an impressive round of 10-under par 62 to win the Championship by 11 strokes. Stasi and Connelly’s final round included eight birdies and an eagle after Stasi chipped in on the 17th hole. Connelly said “We played very smart today and left everything close. We had two shots at birdies most holes, which gave us a lot of confidence.” This marks the fourth time that Stasi has captured the Women's International Four-Ball Championship, first in 2009 with Dawn Woodard, then in 2010 with Donna Mummert, and last year with current partner Tara Connelly.
Marie Arnoux, of Miami Beach, and Ellen Port, of St. Louis, MO, took home second place honors after rounds of 71-69. Port, a six time USGA Champion, was recently named captain of the 2014 Curtis Cup team. Diane Lang of Weston, and her partner Mary Jane Hiestand of Naples, finished alone in third place with a tournament total of three-under par 141.
In the Middle Division, Patty Lang, of Tequesta, and Sue McMurdy, of Indiana, PA, posted rounds of 73-73 -146 to capture the division title by five strokes. In the Forward Division, the team of Ann Candido, of Jupiter, and Marsha Funk, of Palm Beach Gardens, went wire-to-wire to firing rounds of 73-71-144 to win by seven strokes.
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ABOUT THE Women's International Four-Ball
The Women's International Four-Ball is conducted by
Florida State Golf Association at the Wanderer's Club
- 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, (commonly
as a two-person, best-ball)
- Maximum of 48 total teams
- Two divisions - Championship and Middle
- Teams must select their division at the time of
- The overall Champion will be the team from the
Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total
- 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
time of entry
- Entrants are not required to be a member of the
- 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
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
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