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U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur: Tee times and preview
21 Sep 2021
by Jim Young of AmateurGolf.com

see also: U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, Berkeley Hall Club, Ina Kim-Schaad Rankings

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Ina Kim-Schaad, 35, of New York, N.Y., will defend her U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur title starting this weekend
Ina Kim-Schaad, 35, of New York, N.Y., will defend her U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur title starting this weekend

After a one-year hiatus due the pandemic, the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur returns this weekend at Berkeley Hall Club's North Course in Bluffton, South Dakota.

The U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur consists of 18 holes of stroke play on Sept. 25 and 18 holes of stroke play on Sept. 26, after which 132 players will be reduced to the low 64 players for match play. There will be six rounds of match play, starting Sept. 27 with the Round of 64. The Round of 32 and Round of 16 will be played on Sept. 28. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played on Sept. 29 and the championship will conclude with an 18-hole final on Sept. 30, starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

"This will be the highest-ranking female event that we've ever hosted at the club, so it's exciting and it's an honor to be chosen by the USGA to get to host one of their national championships," Berkeley Hall general manager Adam Kushner said.

Ina Kim-Schaad, 35, of New York, N.Y., returns to defend her title she won two years ago when she defeated fellow New York City resident Talia Campbell, 3 and 2, in the 18-hole final at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz. Kim-Schaad will tee off Saturday morning at 8:20 a.m. along with Shannon Johnson (North Easton, Mass.) and Kelsey Chugg (Salt Lake City, Utah).

Lara Tennant, fresh off her third consecutive U.S. Senior Women's Amateur title, will be paired with Chelsea Collura (Riverview, Mich.) and Laura Coble (Augusta, Ga.) for the stroke play portion of the tournament.

Ellen Port, a four-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion and runner-up to Tennant last week in Point Clear, Ala., will be looking for her eighth USGA championship, which would tie her with JoAnne Carner for most among women.

The U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur is open to any female golfer who has reached her 25th birthday by September 25 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 9.4. Qualifying was over 18 holes was held between Aug. 9 and Sept. 2 at 32 sites, including one in Mexico.


The ninth hole on the North Course at Berkeley Hall
First and Second Round Tee Times

Saturday (Sept. 25), Hole #1 / Sunday (Sept. 26), Hole #10
7:30 a.m. / Noon – Maggie Leef, Pewaukee, Wis.; Emily Rapp, Greenville, S.C.; Dawn Woodard, Greenville, S.C.
7:40 a.m. / 12:10 p.m. – Scotland Lamb, Wichita, Kan.; Melissa Loh, Singapore; Kristine Rohrbaugh, Richmond, Va.
7:50 a.m. / 12:20 p.m. – Kelli Pry, Coatesville, Pa.; Kaylin Crownover, Tampa, Fla.; Amanda Jacobs, Portland, Ore.
8 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – Allison Schultz, Cincinnati, Ohio; Jennifer Peng, San Diego, Calif.; Daniela Mariscal, Mexico
8:10 a.m. / 12:40 p.m. – Noelle Maertz, Clark, N.J.; Kendra Bishop, Canada; Grace Battista, Wayne, Pa.
8:20 a.m. / 12:50 p.m. – Ina Kim-Schaad, Rhinebeck, N.Y.; Shannon Johnson, North Easton, Mass.; Kelsey Chugg, Salt Lake City, Utah
8:30 a.m. / 1 p.m. – Gina Bamberger, Murrieta, Calif.; Catherine Elliott, Philadelphia, Pa.; Jacqueline Setas, East Lansing, Mich.
8:40 a.m. / 1:10 p.m. – Brooke Cooper, Greenwich, Conn.; Mary Jane Hiestand, Naples, Fla.; Jennifer Delgadillo, Horizon City, Texas
8:50 a.m. / 1:20 p.m. – Erica Herr, New Hope, Pa.; Andrea Kosa, Canada; Nora Klein, Glenview, Ill.
9 a.m. / 1:30 p.m. – Sarah Matin, Winter Garden, Fla.; Charlotte Daughan, Riverside, Conn.; Itsuko Moridaira, Japan
9:10 a.m. / 1:40 p.m. – Tara Watt, Manchester, N.H.; M.K. Thanos, Palm Desert, Calif.; Jamie Freedman, Miami, Fla.

Saturday (Sept. 25), Hole #10 / Sunday (Sept. 26), Hole #1
7:30 a.m. / Noon – Katrin Wolfe, Johnstown, Pa.; Lea Green, McCalla, Ala.; Kim Keyer-Scott, Bonita Springs, Fla.
7:40 a.m. / 12:10 p.m. – Jacqueline Bendrick, Mercer Island, Wash.; Hayley Hammond, Mooresville, N.C.; Alicia Ann Kapheim, Pennington, N.J.
7:50 a.m. / 12:20 p.m. – Judette Platz, San Francisco, Calif.; Michelle Castillo, San Antonio, Texas; Samantha Postillion, Burr Ridge, Ill.
8 a.m. / 12:30 p.m – Meredith Jameson, Amarillo, Texas; Amy Kennedy, York, Pa.; Jennifer Brumbaugh, Boulder Creek, Calif.
8:10 a.m. / 12:40 p.m. – Megan Buck, Easton, Mass.; Clare Connolly, Chevy Chase, Md.; Isabella Gimenez, Kalamazoo, Mich.
8:20 a.m. / 12:50 p.m. – Elizabeth Payne, Flossmoor, Ill.; Mary Langdon Hardman, Greenwood, Miss.; Christy Schultz, Rochester, N.Y.
8:30 a.m. / 1 p.m. – Alisa White, Hereford, Texas; Jessica Younts, Greensboro, N.C.; Adriana Alvarez, Mexico
8:40 a.m. / 1:10 p.m. – Marie Burns, Dallas, Texas; Anna Morales, Peru; Sarah Gallagher, Canton, Ga.
8:50 a.m. / 1:20 p.m. – Stephanie Tran, Irvine, Calif.; Ashley Crain, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Samantha Schuffenecker, Troy, N.Y.
9 a.m. / 1:30 p.m. – Lexie Toth, Akron, Ohio; Victoria Fallgren, Spokane, Wash.; Andrea Miller, Keswick, Va.
9:10 a.m. / 1:40 p.m. – Alexandra Austin, Burke, Va.; Susan Devoe, Overland Park, Kan.; Julie McMullin, Park City, Utah

Saturday (Sept. 25), Hole #1 / Sunday (Sept. 26), Hole #10
Noon / 7:30 a.m. – Hana Ku, Seattle, Wash.; Callie Kemmer, Washington, D.C.; Alyssa Roland, New York, N.Y.
12:10 p.m. / 7:40 a.m. – Mary Mulcahy, Scituate, Mass.; Leanne Smith, Norwalk, Iowa; Karen Schmidt, Mexico
12:20 p.m. / 7:50 a.m. – Julia Potter-Bobb, Indianapolis, Ind.; Meghan Stasi, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Ellen Port, St. Louis, Mo.
12:30 p.m. / 8 a.m. – Erin Houtsma, Denver, Colo.; Reona Hirai, Sacramento, Calif.; Kimberly Dinh, Midland, Mich.
12:40 p.m. / 8:10 a.m. – Chelsea Collura, Riverview, Mich.; Laura Coble, Augusta, Ga.; Lara Tennant, Portland, Ore.
12:50 p.m. / 8:20 a.m. – Corey Weworski, Carlsbad, Calif.; Courtney McKim, Raleigh, N.C.; Erin Varner, Chicago, Ill.
1 p.m. / 8:30 a.m. – Aliea Clark, San Diego, Calif.; Blakesly Brock, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mariah Hopkins, Danville, Va.
1:10 p.m. / 8:40 a.m. – Kathy Hartwiger, Birmingham, Ala.; Carmen Titus, Greenwood, Mo.; Sue Wooster, Australia
1:20 p.m. / 8:50 a.m. – Pamela Kuong, Wellesley HIlls, Mass.; Michelle Parrish, Columbia, Mo.; Denise Callahan, Canton, Ohio
1:30 p.m. / 9 a.m. – Kyle Fraser, Fort Worth, Texas; Alexandra Schilling, Zumbrota, Minn.; Nonie Marler, Canada
1:40 p.m. / 9:10 a.m. – Ann Marie Costello, Longs, S.C.; Margaret Starosto, Woodstock, Ga.; Sathika Ruenreong, Maumee, Ohio

Saturday (Sept. 25), Hole #10 / Sunday (Sept. 26), Hole #1
Noon / 7:30 a.m. – Carly Hunt, Wayne, Pa.; Lana Weant, Monroe, La.; Judith Kyrinis, Canada
12:10 p.m. / 7:40 a.m. – Evie Dole, Savannah, Ga.; Heather Wall, Lakeland, Fla.; Ann Miles, Dublin, Ohio
12:20 p.m. / 7:50 a.m. – Talia Campbell, New York, N.Y.; Erin Packer, Peachtree City, Ga.; Ashley Sloup, Southport, N.C.
12:30 p.m. / 8 a.m. – Heather Penn, Northfield, Ill.; Lauren Greenlief, Ashburn, Va.; Martha Leach, Hebron, Ky.
12:40 p.m. / 8:10 a.m. – Ashley Freeman, Houston, Texas; Lauren Shoemaker, Sandy Springs, Ga.; Courtney Stiles, Pinehurst, N.C.
12:50 p.m. / 8:20 a.m. – Tori Totlis, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ellen Oswald, New York City, N.Y.; Susan Curtin, Westwood, Mass.
1 p.m. / 8:30 a.m. – Katie Kirk, Charlotte, N.C.; Courtney Shelton, Franklin, Tenn.; Marissa Mar, Palo Alto, Calif.
1:10 p.m. / 8:40 a.m. – Olivia Herrick, Roseville, Minn.; Lauren Gebauer, Orinda, Calif.; Teleri Hughes, Knoxville, Tenn.
1:20 p.m. / 8:50 a.m. – Samantha Perrotta, Montserrat Island; Stephanie Gelleni Joly, Venezuela; Gretchen Johnson, Portland, Ore.
1:30 p.m. / 9 a.m. – Paige McCullough, Stillwater, Minn.; Erica Krisan, Marietta, Ga.; Hui Chong Dofflemyer, Belvidere, Ill.
1:40 p.m. / 9:10 a.m. – Tara Joy-Connelly, Vero Beach, Fla.; Lila Thomas, Dallas, Texas; Annette Gaiotti, Park City, Utah

The Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 25 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Sept. 26 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Sept. 27 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Sept. 28 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Sept. 29 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Sept. 30 (Championship Match, 18 holes)

The USGA contributed to this report

ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

The U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur originated in 1987 to provide a national competitive arena for amateurs 25 and older. Besides the age restriction, the event is open to those with a USGA Handicap Index of 9.4 or lower. It is one of 14 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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