2023 VSWGA Mid-Amateur Championship
NESHOBE GOLF CLUB
Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2023
Sunday dawned a bit overcast and although the action started at 8:00 a.m., it was a bit too quiet on the first tee at Neshobe Golf Club. But as the day began to warm, and the field started to spread out on the course, the sounds of cheering, whooping and hollering started to fill the air. And as the final groups started heading for the home stretch, the gallery was forming around the 18th green – and they were in for quite a show!
The final group of the day held a bit of a home-course advantage, with two of the ladies of Neshobe present. And they did not disappoint! Lin Culver, who shot 75 in Round 1, followed it up with a Round 2, 79 (154). Kristin Mahoney, who shot 77 in Round 1, held steady and put up a Round 2, 77 (154) to take it to a sudden death playoff. And the battle was on. It took 4 holes, 3 of which were played on #18 to finally break the tie with Kristin Mahoney shooting a birdie to win her first VSWGA Major Championship! Congratulations to Kristin for her perseverance and to Lin Culver for a great battle.
Third place, by only one stroke was Tiffany Maurycy of Killington Golf Course, shooting a 36-hole score of 155. Fourth went to Ann O’Day of Williston Golf Club with a 158 and Fifth place to Jeanne Morrissey of Williston with a 160. Full Field Results are available in attachment or on Golf Genius.
Gross Winners, left to right: Lin Culver, Ann Oday, Jazz Bruce, Gretchen White, Karen Bisbee, Kristin Mahoney, Nancy Devaux, Tiffany Maurycy, Jeanne Morrissey, Kanika Gandhi
Our Net Trophy was won by Eve Norris of Kwiniaska Golf Club, who shot -5 Net over 36 holes.
Net Winners, left to right: Cheri Campbell, Debbie Savoie, Wendy Drolette, Delina Gilroy, Michelle Devino, Kathy Kemp, Kim Fadden, Trish Wade, Denise Barnard
The ladies of Williston didn’t let go of the Margaret Dick Team Cup, shooting a team score of 461 to take it home with them once again! Kwiniaska had a strong showing as a team and captured second place shooting a team score of 490.
Team Williston, left to right: Nancy Devaux, Annie Goff, Chrissy Hultgren, Karen Bisbee, Ann Oday, Gretchen White, Denise Barnard, Barb Masterson, Wendy Drolette, Delina Gilroy, Lois Dolan, Barb Shiffler, Jeanne Morrissey, Janet Hayden
To make the day even more exciting, (and to get more whoops and hollars on the course) Kimberly Fadden of Cedar Knoll Country Club made a Hole-in-One on hole 13!! Congratulations to Kim!
Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2023 Major Tournament Season a huge success. We look forward to seeing you on the links in 2024.
Pending Registration: All players are put on a pending list when registering until they are confirmed in the field. Look for confirmations to be emailed to registered players starting the first week in September.
Format: Stroke play. Gross and Net Prizes.
Awards: There will be an awards ceremony immediately following play on Sunday. There are trophies for the Champion and Net winners. The number and amount of Prizes and Universal Certificates will be awarded based on the number of players in the tournament. All certificates expire on September 30th of the following year.
Skins: There will be a Skins game offered that will be run through the Pro Shop with pay out in Pro Shop Credit, cost is $10 per day ($20 total) and includes gross and net skins.
Tee Times: Tee times will be in the morning, most likely between 8am and noon. and play will go off the 1st and 10th tee.
Practice Rounds: A Practice Round tee time may be reserved 5 days in advance. Saturday and Sunday tee times are restricted to the afternoon. Available dates and times for practice rounds are at the discretion of Neshobe Golf Course. Cart fees are required for practice rounds.
Carts: If competitors opt to ride, carts need to be shared with another competitor. Caddies are not guaranteed a spot in a cart. Cart fees are not included in registration fees. Please see Pro Shop staff if you have any questions regarding cart availability.
Caddies: No golf professional is allowed to caddie for any competitor.
Meals: Lunch will be complimentary for players each day. A cash bar is available after play.
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