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For the second-straight year, Ina Kim-Schaad and Meghan Stasi raised the trophy at the Women’s International Four-Ball Championship. Kim-Schaad and Stasi survived a playoff to capture the win on Thursday at The Wanderers Club.
This is Stasi’s sixth International Four-Ball victory and Kim’s second.
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Two teams were tied at the top of the leaderboard following the first round on Wednesday. Kim-Schaad and Stasi and the team of Tara Joy-Connelly and Dawn Woodard posted a 4-under 68 in the first round. Thirteen players sat within in five shots of the lead heading into Thursday's final round.
Stasi started the day with a birdie on the first hole. The duo posted an even-par on the front nine, carding their only bogey of the tournament on the third hole. Both Kim-Schaad and Stasi added a birdie on the back nine to finish the final round with a 2-under 70.
Joy-Connelly and Woodard began the final round with a birdie on the second hole, before running into some trouble on the sixth, posting a double bogey. Woodard rebounded quickly, birding the next three holes to close out the front nine at 2-under. They finished the round at 2-under 70.
2018 champions, Lauren Greenlief and Katie Miller, made a charge in the final round, carding a bogey-free 6-under 66 to finish the round in a tie for first. Both Greenlief and Miller posted two birdies on the front nine and added another birdie each on the back.
The three teams headed to 18th hole to decide the champions. Woodard missed her birdie putt by an inch on the first to send the three teams to the second playoff hole, with all three sides finishing with par on the second.
On the par-5 third hole, Kim-Schaad hit her second shot to 20 feet and had a look for eagle, while Stasi hit her just off the green. Stasi made her birdie putt to secure the back-to-back win.
In the middle division, Patsy Ehret and Marianne Springer took home first place, carding a 2-over 146. The pair shot an even-over 72 in the first round and secured the win with a 2-over 74 in the final round.
Elizabeth Brumback and Lynn Fullmer were victorious in the middle first division, finishing the championship with a 14-over 158. Fox and Petersen posted a 8-over 80 on Wednesday and finished with a 6-over 158.
Tammy Blyth, who was competing in the middle division, had a hole-in-one on the par-3 fifth hole during the practice round.
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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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