Stasi wins fifth Florida Women's Mid-Am title in a comeback
Meghan Stasi (FSGA photo)
For the fifth time in the past seven years, Meghan Stasi raised the trophy at the Women's Mid-Amateur Championship on Sunday. With nine players within five shots of the lead at the start of the round, Stasi captured the two-stroke victory with a 3-over 147 at West Bay Golf Club in Estero, Fla.
Stasi began the day in a tie for fifth place, three strokes back of the leader. She started the round off the round strong with back-to-back birdies on the second and third holes. Stasi posted a 1-under for the front nine.
After a double bogey on the 16th hole, the Fort Lauderdale native carded a pair of key birdies on the 17th and 18th to secure the win. She recorded a final-round 1-under 71, the only under-par round of the championship.
Ina Kim and Tara Joy-Connelly finished in a tie for second place at 5-over 149. Kim, who held the first-round lead, struggled in the final round, but posted an eagle on the par-5 17th hole to take a share of second place. She recorded a final-round 3-over 76.
Joy-Connelly began the final round with three-straight birdies. She finished the front nine at 2-over, after two double bogeys. The Vero Beach resident closed out the championship with an even-par back nine, posting a 2-over 73 in the final round.
Kelli Pry took home a fourth place finish at 10-over 154, while Kim Benedict finished in fifth place at 11-over 155.
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ABOUT THE Florida Women's Mid-Amateur
Format: 54 holes of individual stroke play (Championship Division)
36 holes of individual stroke play (Middle and Forward Divisions)
Eligibility: FSGA member at least 22 years of age
Handicap: Florida GHIN 34.0 or less
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