International Women’s Four-Ball: Gaby Coello and Alexa Hammer secure comeback win
Gaby Coello and Alexa Hammer (FSGA Photo)
Gaby Coello and Alexa Hammer (FSGA Photo)

Gaby Coello & Alexa Hammer from West Palm Beach, Fla., shot 5-under 139 to capture the 77th International Women’s Four-Ball Championship by one shot at the Wanderers Club in Wellington, Fla.

This victory marks the first time Coello and Hammer have claimed the Women’s International Four-Ball title together. Notably, it also represents Hammer's second win at the tournament, with her first win dating back to 2011.

In the final round, Coello & Hammer entered trailing last year's runner-up team of Sarah Spicer and Jessica Spicer by three strokes. However, they went low with a 3-under 69, overcoming the deficit and winning by a shot over the team of Kay Daniel and Linda Jefferey, as well as the Spicer sisters.

Daniel and Jefferey carded rounds of 70-70, joining the Spicer sisters, who had rounds of 67-73, at 4-under 140 for a joint runner-up finish in the tournament.

Despite initial struggles, the Spicer sisters found themselves in contention after reclaiming the lead with a birdie on No. 12. However, both teams faced challenges in the final holes, culminating in a matching 4-under finish.

In a captivating final round, Coello and Hammer surged to the top, finishing tied for first with crucial birdies on Holes No. 16 and 17. The climax came with a dramatic victory as Coello sank a long putt on the last hole.

In the Middle Division, Terrill Samuel and Lisa McGill secured victory by carding rounds of 69-68, boasting a commanding five-shot margin at 7-under 137. Sandie St. Onge and Debbie Mooksang, with rounds of 70-72, secured a runner-up finish at 2-under 142.

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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.

Championship Format
- 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, (commonly known as a two-person, best-ball)
- Maximum of 48 total teams
- Two divisions - Championship and Middle Division
- Teams must select their division at the time of entry
- The overall Champion will be the team from the Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total score

- 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 at time of entry
- Entrants are not required to be a member of the FSGA
- 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 will 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 the difference)

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