Wanamarta, Hiestand, and Heinle Earn Medalist Honors at Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur & Mid-Amateur

Briefly: Overcoming two challenging weather delays at the Qualifying round of the Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship, the leaderboard at Hunting Creek Country Club of Prospect, Kentucky features some of America’s top golfers. Inez Wanamarta captured Medalist honors and the No. 1 seed in the Amateur Championship Flight with a score of 74. Rylea Marcum and Elle Johnson finished right behind to tie for second with a score of 75, both dropping in 2 birdies along the way. Gracie Heinle posted a 78 to claim Junior Medalist Honors. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Mary Jane Hiestand claimed Medalist Honors with a score of 72, shooting even for the day.


Amateur Division:
1) Inez Wanamarta West Lafayette, Indiana 74
T2) Rylea Marcum Georgetown, Kentucky 75
T2) Elle Johnson Tallahassee, Florida 75
T4) Loralie Cowart Douglasville, Georgia 75
T4) Aysis Azarcon Grand Prairie, Texas 75
T4) Taylor Roberts Parkland, Florida 75
T4) Michaela Morard Huntsville, Alabama 75
T4) Caroline Caudill Clarksville, Tennessee 75

Mid-Amateur Division:
1) Mary Jane Hiestand Naples, Florida 72
2) Julia Potter-Bob Indianapolis, Indiana 73
3) Anna Schultz Heath, Texas 76
T4) Lucy Nunn Hattiesburg, Missouri 78
T4) Kathy Hartwiger Birmingham, Alabama 78

Results Day 1

Golf Course: Hunting Creek Country Club, founded in 1964, has been known for its congeniality as well as its gorgeous track and is located in the rolling hills of Prospect, Kentucky. The club, originally designed by club member Ben Wihry, was upgraded by Holt Golf Design in 2010 for a complete tee-to-green course renovation. Hunting Creek Country Club has hosted almost every major event throughout its history, including the Kentucky Amateur and the Kentucky Open.

Weather: Conditions were challenging throughout the day with on and off thunderstorms. There were two suspensions of play during the Qualifying round due to lightning in the area. The first suspension caused a 30-minute delay and the second caused a 2-hour delay before the lightning cleared the area for the players to resume.

In Contention: Rylea Marcum and Elle Johnson finished T2 for the Qualifying round with scores of 75, just one stroke back from leader Inez Wanamarta who posted a 74. In the Mid-Amateur Division, Julia Potter-Bob is very close behind posting a 73 which is also just one stroke behind the leader, Mary Jane Hiestand, who posted an even par with 72.

What’s Next: The Rounds of 32 and 8 in the Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship Flights will be played Tuesday, starting at 8:00 a.m.

More Info: For more information on the 2022 Women’s Southern Amateur & Mid-Amateur click here.