Junior Medalist Audrey Rischer wins the Women's Southern Amateur
Audrey Rischer (Texas Golf Association Photo)
Audrey Rischer (Texas Golf Association Photo)

Audrey Rischer earned the junior medalist honors and won the match play portion of the 2024 Women's Southern Amateur Championship at the Ol' Colony Golf Course
in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The talented Oklahoma commit finished T2 in the championship stroke play portion at even par, three shots back of Katherine Schuster, and won the junior medalist division by two shots. She was the only golfer in the junior championship to shoot even-par or better through the two rounds. 

In the match play portion, Rischer defeated Hannah Herdel 5&4 in the round of 32 and defeated Gracie Heinle 3&2 in the round of 16. She went on to beat Taryn Walker 2&1 in the elite eight and Karoline Tuttle 2&1 in the final four.

She won the final match decisively, defeating Kelsey Chow 5&4.

Rischer also finished in the final 16 of the 2023 U.S. Girls Junior Amateur.

According to Oklahoma athletics, Rischer finished second at the AJGA Stan Utley and Mid-America Youth Golf Foundation Junior Championship and eighth at the Justin Thomas Junior Championship. She tied for eighth at the Kathy Whitworth Invitational, ninth at the 74th U.S. Girls' Junior, and 20th at the Dustin Johnson World Junior.

Rischer attended Fr. Tolton Catholic High School and earned 2023 Missouri All-State honors after her fourth-place finish at the Missouri State High School Athletic Association Class 4 Championship. She won the individual state title at the 2022 MSHSAA 3 Championship and set the MSHSAA 18-hole state record, carding a 12-under 60 at the 2021 Helias Invite.


In 1911, Mrs. George Harrington of Eastlake Country Club in Atlanta and Mrs. Willard Parker Sullivan of Birmingham, Alabama (later of Richmond, Virginia) organized the first championship at Eastlake Country Club in Atlanta.

The WSGA Amateur Championship has since been an annual event except for the war years of 1918 and 1942- 1945. The area of membership, as voted in 1928, still comprises the 15 Southern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Through the years, many players in the WSGA Amateur Championships have been named by the USGA as Curtis Cup Team members and Captains. Many players have also moved on to the professional ranks.

Results: Women's Southern Amateur
WinMOAudrey RischerColumbia, MO400
Runner-upCanadaAshley ChowCanada300
SemifinalsALMorgan JonesAuburn, AL200
SemifinalsFLKaroline TuttleLake Mary, FL200
QuarterfinalsNCKatherine SchusterKill Devil Hills, NC100

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ABOUT THE Women's Southern Amateur

36 holes of qualifying followed by the top 32 advancing to a match play tournament. Open and Mid-Amateur divisions. Entry is open to female amateur golfers who are members of the WSGA through a WSGA member golf club, women’s golf organization, or a college/university in one of the fifteen southern states or the District of Columbia.

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