AGA Women's Amateur: Kelsey Chugg wins in a playoff
Kelsey Chugg (USGA Photo)
Kelsey Chugg (USGA Photo)

Three of the top mid-amateur golfers in the women's game needed extra holes to decide a winner at the 2024 AGA Women's Amateur Championship at Bay Club at Mattapoisett in Mattapoisett, Mass. 

Ultimately, Kelsey Chugg, the 2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion and 2018 and 2023 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur runner-up, emerged victorious on the second playoff hole.

Chugg finished 1-under through the 54 holes, tied with Lauren Greenlief and Julia Potter-Bobb. Greenlief won the 2020, 2022, and 2023 AGA Women's Amateur. Potter-Bobb won the 2013 and 2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championships.

Greenlief entered the final hole with a one-shot lead in her journey for four championships in five years over Chugg and a two-shot lead over Potter-Bobb, but a bogey from Greenlief, a birdie from Potter-Babb and a par from Chugg forced a three-way playoff 

Chugg shot rounds of 72-71-69 to earn a spot in the playoff. Greenlief shot rounds of 71-73-68, and Potter-Babb shot rounds of 73-70-69. Chugg is currently ranked No. 516 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women's Rankings.

In the Senior Division, Tara Joy-Connelly ran away with the victory, finishing 1-over with rounds of 69-70-75 to win by ten shots. Joy-Connelly shot the only two under-par rounds in the division. She shot 2-under 69 in the first round and 1-under 70 in the second round. 

Ellen Port finished in solo second place at 11-over, Lara Tennant finished in solo third place at 12-over, and Kathy Hartwiger finished in solo fourth place at 13-over.

Martha Leach and Kristyl Sunderman finished T5 at 15-over to round out the top five. 

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The tournament will be 54 holes of stroke play for eligible women who have completed their college eligibility and are 23 years of age on or before the first round of the competition. Field limited to 72 players. Applicants must have a USGA handicap index of 6.0 or lower. Entries will be reviewed based on playing experience, competitive success, rankings and merit against those of other applicants.

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