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NEW YORK STATE WOMEN’S AMATEUR AND MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

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NYSGA Staff

President - Henry Fust, Onondaga G&CC

Bill Moore Executive Director

1st VP - Jamie Miller, Crag Burn GC 2nd VP - Doug Vergith, Chautauqua GC Treasurer - Robert Smith, Highland Park GC General Counsel - Peter Jones, Drumlins CC

Andrew Hickey Assistant Executive Director

Secretary - Iris Stanek, Lancaster CC

Dan Thompson Director, Marketing and Partnerships

NYSGA Executive Committee

Jack Travers Assistant Director, Rules & Competitions

Shawn Baker, Oak Hill CC Lee Bearsch, Binghamton CC John Burns, Niagara Falls CC John Cooney, Olde Kinderhook GC Joseph Enright, Lancaster CC Ryan Gabel, Trump National - HV Jim Gifford, Mohawk GC Megan Grehan, Hudson National GC Brent Herlihy, Glens Falls CC Lawrence Lessing, The Creek Christy Schultz, Oak Hill CC Frank Suits, Cortland CC Brian Williams, Winged Foot CC Warren Winslow, Western Turnpike GC

Mark Ackley Manager, Course Rating Deb Spilman Manager, Special Events & Volunteer Operations Fred Wilkes Communications Intern Parker Gauthier USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Intern Michael Dirkes USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Intern

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WELCOME On behalf of the entire New York State Golf Association, welcome to the 92nd Women’s Amateur and 13th Women’s Mid-AmateurChampionships! The NYSGA is pleased to join with the leadership and staff of McGregor Links Country Club to provide a memorable challenge in crowning New York State’s women’s amateur and mid-amateur winners. We are proud to return to this classic Devereux Emmet layout in Wilton, which has been the host site of many memorable New York State Championships throughout the decades, including the 1926 and 1982 Men’s Amateur, the 1976 and 1978 Men’s Senior and the 2011 Boys’ Junior Amateur. This is the first time the Women’s Mid-Amateur will take place at McGregor Links. The Women’s Amateur is making its return to McGregor links for the third time. Not since 1987 has the course hosted this prestigious tournament. We certainly anticipate an exciting and memorable competition over the next several days, and the golf course and setup will surely challenge the players to utilize their full ability and skill. I’d like to offer our thanks and appreciation to the management, club and pro shop staff, and especially the course grounds crew, whose combined efforts have provided us with this wonderful championship venue. Finally, I’d like to thank our NYSGA staff and fantastic team of tournament volunteers, who work tirelessly to provide a first-class experience and support the talented players that participate in our competitions. We hope you enjoy this year’s championship and we appreciate your support of our association and tournaments. If there’s anything that we can do to make your experience more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the NYSGA staff. Sincerely,

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MCGREGOR LINKS COUNTRY CLUB

McGregor Links Country Club is home to a true links-style golf course in Wilton, NY designed by Devereux Emmet. Emmet was a pioneering American golf course architect who designed more than 150 courses worldwide. He designed and built McGregor Links Country Club in 1921. Some of Emmet’s designs include Congressional Country Club, Garden City Golf Club, Engineers Country Club and Bethpage State Park. McGregor Links has hosted many amateur championships throughout its’ history, including the 1926 and 1982 Men’s Amateur, the 1993 Men’s Mid-Amateur, the 1976 and 1978 Men’s Senior, the 2011 Boys’ Junior Amateur and the 1974 and 1987 Women’s Amateur. The scenic and challenging course provides a fitting venue for New York’s ’s top amateur players to compete for state championships.

Thank you to the staff at McGregor Links for hosting this year’s championship! Joe Kehn

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THE COURSE

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PAR FIVE 445 YARDS 445 YARDS

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PAR FOUR 360 YARDS 313 YARDS

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PAR THREE 166 YARDS 166 YARDS

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PAR THREE 160 YARDS 120 YARDS

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PAR FIVE 430 YARDS 430 YARDS

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PAR FOUR 345 YARDS 311 YARDS

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PAR FIVE 453 YARDS 422 YARDS

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PAR FOUR 326 YARDS 314 YARDS

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PAR FOUR 379 YARDS 308 YARDS

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PAR THREE 225 YARDS 176 YARDS

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PAR THREE 126 YARDS 82 YARDS

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PAR FOUR 380 YARDS 292 YARDS

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PAR FIVE 492 YARDS 492 YARDS

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PAR FOUR 374 YARDS 336 YARDS

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PAR FOUR 351 YARDS 351 YARDS

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PAR THREE 165 YARDS 165 YARDS Each hole includes yardages for both the amateur (top) and mid-amateur (bottom) divisions.

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PAST CHAMPIONS Past Champions of the New York State

Women’s Amateur Championship Year Host Club

Champion

Year

Host Club

Champion

1930

Oak Hill CC

Helen L. Hicks, Hewlett

1978

Teugega CC

Cindy Kessler, Orchard Park

1931

Lido CC

Helen L. Hicks, Hewlett

1979

Monroe GC

Lise Anne Russell, New City

1932

Yahnundasis GC

Peggy Wattles, Hamburg

1980

Foxfire GC

Mary Jo Kelly, Albany

1933

Plandome CC

Helen L. Hicks, Hewlett

1981

Rome CC

Dottie Pepper, Saratoga Springs

1934

Hotel Champlain Course

Sylvia Leichner, Lido

1982

Ives Hill CC

Mary Anne Widman, Elmira

1935

Lakeview CC

Sylvia Leichner, Lido

1983

Seven Oaks CC

Mary Anne Widman, Elmira

1936

Mohawk GC

Jean E. Bauer, Providence, RI

1984

St. Lawrence CC

Kathy Hart, New York Mills

1937

Onondaga G&CC

Marion Turpie (Lake), Plandome

1985

Oneonta CC

Kellie Stenzel, Lyons

1938

Cherry Valley CC

Ruth May, Inwood

1986

Brook-Lea CC

Jamie DeWeese, Rochester

1939

Oak Hill CC

Peggy Delahant, Albany

1987

McGregor Links CC

Penne Nieporte-Bollaci, Mamaroneck

1940

CC of Troy

Marjorie Harrison, Ausable Forks

1988

Drumlins CC (East)

Jean Bartholomew, Garden City

1941

Siwanoy CC

Virginia M. Guilfoil (Allen), Syracuse

1989

McConnellsville GC

Tiffany Maurycy, Schenectady

1942

Lake Placid Club

Grace M. Amory (Ryan), Locust Valley

1990

Sodus Bay Heights CC

Lisa Brandetsas, Rochester

1943

Lake Placid Club

Kay Byrne, Rye

1991

Tuscarora GC

Sally Dee, Syracuse

1944

Lake Placid Club

Marjorie Harrison, Ausable Forks

1992

Oneonta CC

Moira Dunn, Utica

1945

Briar Hills GC

Kay Byrne, Rye

1993

Stafford CC

Moira Dunn, Utica

1946

Cherry Valley CC

Ruth Torgerson, Garden City

1994

Centerpointe CC

Moira Dunn, Utica

1947

Leewood CC

Ruth Torgerson, Garden City

1995

Ives Hill CC

Eve Marie Lux, Poughkeepsie

1948

Onondaga G&CC

Ruth Torgerson, Garden City

1996

McConnellsville CC

Gail Flanagan, Rye

1949

Onondaga G&CC

Ruth Torgerson, Garden City

1997

River Oaks CC

Gail Flanagan, Rye

1950

Yahnundasis GC

Ruth Torgerson, Garden City

1998

St. Andrews GC

Sara Doell, Webster

1951

Leewood CC

Barbara Bruning, Armonk

1999

Kingswood GC

Danielle Downey, Rochester

1952

Binghamton CC

Barbara Bruning, Armonk

2000

Ontario GC

Danielle Downey, Rochester

1953

Hempstead G&CC

Roslyn Swift (Berger), Old Westbury

2001

Cortland CC

Danielle Downey, Rochester

1954

Saranac Lake Club

Barbara Bruning, Armonk

2002

Pinehaven CC

Megan Grehan, Mamaroneck

1955

Schuyler Meadows Club

Naomi A. Venable, Poughkeepsie

2003

Oswego CC

Megan Grehan, Mamaroneck

1956

Cortland CC

Naomi A. Venable, Poughkeepsie

2004

Robert Trent Jones GC

Christy Rittenhouse, Pavilion

1957

Briar Hall CC

Judy Frank, Purchase

2005

Gowanda GC

Maggie Lester, Oswego

1958

Leatherstocking GC

Margaret Nevil, Cooperstown

2006

Nevele Grande Resort

Maggie Lester, Oswego

1959

Whiteface Inn GC

Margaret Nevil, Cooperstown

2007

Oneida Community GC

Christy Schultz, Rochester

1960

Glens Falls CC

Margaret Nevil, Cooperstown

2008

Wayne Hills CC

Christy Schultz, Rochester

1961

Niagara Falls CC

Gail Purdy, Glens Falls

2009

Drumlins CC (East)

Kristina Wong, Vestal

1962

Leatherstocking GC

Margaret Nevil, Cooperstown

2010

Sodus Bay Heights GC

Rene Sobolewski, Williamsville

1963

Whiteface Inn GC

Gail Purdy, Glens Falls

2011

Rome CC

Victoria DeGroodt, Walden

1964

Dutchess G&CC

Mrs. Albert B. Brower, Pelham

2012

Seneca Falls CC

Ellen Oswald, Westchester

1965

Corning CC

Dianne Wilde, Amsterdam

2013

CC of Ithaca

Jenna Hoecker, Rochester

1966

Whiteface Inn GC

Lancy Smith, Williamsville

2014

Dutchess G&CC

Christine Schmitt, Pittsford

1967

The Park Club

Roslyn Swift Berger, Amherst

2015

Tuscarora GC

Kyra Cox, South Salem

1968

Whiteface Inn GC

Elizabeth Story, New Hartford

2016

Elmira CC

Bailey Cocca, Latham

1969

CC of Rochester

Lancy Smith, Williamsville

2017

Schuyler Meadows Club

Marianna Monaco, Yonkers

1970

Colonie G&CC

Lancy Smith, Williamsville

2018

Yahnundasis GC

Kyra Cox, South Salem

1971

Drumlins CC (East)

Dianne Wilde, Amsterdam

2019

Lancaster CC

Jennifer Rosenberg, Laurel Hollow

1972

Cedar Lake Club

Darcy Lepir, Hamburg

2020

Suspended for COVID-19 pandemic

1973

CC of Ithaca

Dianne Wilde, Amsterdam

2021

Teugega CC

1974

McGregor Links CC

Cathy Morse, Rochester

1975

Corning CC

Sara Jane Stuhler, Amsterdam

1976

Schuyler Meadows Club

Cathy Morse, Rochester

1977

Yahnundasis GC

Mary Lawrence, Canton

Kyra Cox, South Salem

Past Champions of the New York State

Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Year Host Club

Champion

2009

Drumlins CC (East)

Christy Schultz, Rochester

2010

Sodus Bay Heights GC

Christy Schultz, Rochester

2011

Rome CC

Teresa Cleland, Syracuse

2012

Seneca Falls CC

Teresa Cleland, Syracuse

2013

CC of Ithaca

Teresa Cleland, Syracuse

2014

Dutches G&CC

Joanna Beatty, Newburgh

2015

Tuscarora GC

Dani Mullin, West Islip

2016

Elmira CC

Joanna Beatty, Newburgh

2017

Schuyler Meadows Club

Lauren Cupp, New Hartford

2018

Yahnundasis GC

Jenna Hoecker, Rochester

2019

Lancaster CC

Jenna Hoecker, Rochester

2020

Suspended for COVID-19 pandemic

2021

Teugega CC

Christy Schultz, Livonia

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RECORDS

Dottie Pepper

Lancy Smith

Moira Dunn

Women’s Amateur Championship Most Victories

5 - Ruth Torgerson (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950) 4 - Margaret Nevil (1958, 1959, 1960, 1962) 3 - Barbara Bruning (1951, 1952, 1954) 3 - Kyra Cox (2015, 2018, 2021) 3 - Danielle Downey (1999, 2000, 2001) 3 - Moira Dunn (1992, 1993, 1994) 3 - Helen Hicks (1930, 1931, 1933) 3- Lancy Smith (1966, 1969, 1970) 3 - Dianne Wilde ( 1965, 1971, 1973) 3 - Christy Schultz (2004, 2007, 2008)

Widest Margin of Victory

Lowest Round by a Winner (During Stroke Play Era) 69 - Marianna Monaco (2017) 70 - Kyra Cox (2021) 70 - Jenna Hoecker (2013) 70 - Jennifer Rosenberg (2019)

Most Times Hosted 4 4 3 3 3

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Whiteface Inn GC Yahnundasis GC Drumlins CC Lake Placid Club Schuyler Meadows Club

(During Match Play Era) 14 & 12 - Lancy Smith (1969) 13 & 12 - Megan Grehan (2003) 13 & 12 - Mary Lawrence (1977) 12 & 11 - Ruth Torgerson (1947) 12 & 11 - Danielle Downey (2000)

Lowest Total by a Winner

(During Stroke Play Era) 216 - Kyra Cox (202) 216 - Kristina Wong (2009) 217 - Kyra Cox (2015) 217 - Marianna Monaco (2017) 217 - Jennifer Rosenberg (2019) Danielle Downey (Right)

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RECORDS

Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Most Victories

3 - Christy Schultz (2009, 2010, 2021) 3 - Teresa Cleland (2011, 2012, 2013) 2 - Jenna Hoecker (2018, 2019)

Lowest Total by a Winner (72 Holes) 218 - Christy Schultz (2009) 221 - Jenna Hoecker (2009) 225 - Dani Mullin (2015)

Lauren Cupp

Teresa Cleland

Dani Mullin

Jenna Hoecker

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PLAYER INFORMATION Entries The Championship is open to female amateur golfers that must be a member of the NYSGA, defined as either belonging to an NYSGA member club or an NYSGA eClub (NYS residency required of eClub members). Players must have an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index issued through their NYSGA member club. Age: The following age requirements are set for each Championship: Amateur: None. Mid-Amateur: At least 25 years old as of July 11, 2022.

Format 92nd NYS Women’s Amateur - Stroke Play, 54 Holes 13th NYS Women’s Mid-Amateur - Stroke Play, 36 Holes

Ties In the event of a tie for either Championship, a sudden-death playoff will be held immediately following play.

Schedule of Events Sunday, July 10 // Practice Rounds Women’s Amateur Monday, July 11: Rounds 1 & 2 (36 Holes) - Cut after 36 holes to low-30 & ties Tuesday, July 12: Round 3 (18 Holes) Women’s Mid-Amateur Monday, July 11: Round 1 (18 Holes) Tuesday, July 12: Round 2 (18 Holes)

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COX SECURES THIRD NYS WOMEN’S AM TITLE Cox was the only player in the field to shoot under par en route to victory..

Kyra Cox of Centennial Golf Club finished at three-under 216 to comfortably win the 91st New York State Women’s Amateur Championship at Teugega Country Club in Rome. PLACE

NAME

CLUB

SCORE

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Kyra Cox

Centennial GC

70-76-70--216 (-3)

2

Jennifer Rosenberg

Glen Oaks Club

75-74-74--223 (+4)

T3

Emily Gresham

NYSGA eClub - Southern Tier

78-73-77--228 (+9)

T3

Claire Yioulos

Oak Hill CC

72-76-80--228 (+9)

T3

Julia Zigrossi

Ridgemont CC

73-79-76--228 (+9)

Cox claimed her third NYS Women’s Amateur title, having won it in 2015 at Tuscarora Golf Club and 2018 at Yahnundasis Golf Club. “It feels amazing. I always love this event. I look forward to it every year,” she said following her round. “Definitely winning it for my third time was an amazing experience.” The 21-year-old compiled eight birdies and an eagle during the second and third rounds. She entered Tuesday’s long 36 hole-day with a two-stroke lead, and began to really separate herself from the pack on the first couple holes of her afternoon (and final) round. “The rounds were a little rockier (than yesterday),” Cox said. “Definitely had some bad shots, had some bad holes, had some tough situations, but I grinded through it, and tried to stay positive and play my game.” Kyra Cox shot a 3-under 70 during the final round of the 2021 NYS Women’s Amateur Championship.

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2021 CHAMPIONSHIP motivated to finish out strong,” Cox said. “In between the first round and the second round I practiced my putting and got it figured out. Definitely saw that improvement in the third round. That really helped me alot.” 2019 champion Jennifer Rosenberg of Glen Oaks Club took home runner-up honors, finishing at four-over 223. The 21-year-old shot 41 on the front nine of her third round, but rebounded with a 33 on the back, highlighted by four birdies. “Today it wasn’t what I expected. I really wanted to play well the last 36 holes,” Rosenberg said. “I had a lot of fun and it was a grind being in this heat.” She noted that putting was her biggest challenge, as was the case for several golfers on the tricky and undulating Donald Ross greens. “My irons were actually really good today. I’ve been working on that. Sadly just the putting fell short today,” she said. “I’ve actually been struggling with (putting) lately. As I’ve gotten older I’ve actually gotten a little more shaky on the greens, which is kind of ironic.” Although, Rosenberg was still pleased with the way she ended her round. Jennifer Rosenberg finished in second place at 4-over 223.

“I’m bummed that I didn’t get back-to-back wins. I was really trying to do that but I’m

happy with second place.” Emily Gresham of the NYSGA eClub - Southern Tier, Claire Yioulos of Oak Hill Country Club and Julia Zigrossi of Ridgemont Country Club each finished with a share of third place, shooting nineover 228 to round out the top five. Elena Lopez of Crag Burn Golf Club finished strong with a final-round 71, highlighted by an ace on the par-3 15th hole, a punch bowl green. She finished T6 at 229 along with 2019 runner-up Chelsea Dantonio of the same home club. Madison Walker of NYSGA eClub - Capital District matched the tournament-low round of 3-under 70, which boosted her into solo eighth at 232.

Players on #2 at Teugega Country Club during the second round of the 2021 NYS Women’s Amateur Championship.

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SCHULTZ WINS PLAYOFF TO BRING HOME MID-AM TITLE Schultz birdied the first playoff hole (#10) to win.

In the final round of the 12th New York State Women’s Mid-Amateur, Christy Schultz of Oak Hill Country Club defeated Lauren Cupp of Rome Country Club / Yahnundasis Golf Club in a one-hole playoff to secure her third Mid-Amateur title, and eighth NYSGA victory overall. PLACE

NAME

CLUB

SCORE

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Christy Schultz

Oak Hill CC

74-77--151 (+5)

2

Lauren Cupp

Rome CC / Yahnundasis GC

76-75--151 (+5)

3

Patricia Mayne

Western Turnpike GC

76-77--153 (+7)

4

Mary Jo Kelly

Wolferts Roost CC

74-81--155 (+9)

5

Teresa Cleland

Bellevue CC

77-79--156 (+10)

After both players finished five-over 151 through 36 holes, Schultz and Cupp went into a playoff, beginning on the par-four tenth hole. Schultz’s tee shot hit the fairway, with a good look at the green. The wind picked up as the pair walked to their next shot, so Schultz went with a knock down nine-iron shot landed within ten feet of the cup. Cupp chipped her third shot up onto the green, landing within a few feet of the hole. With a chance to win, Schultz’s putt went left to right with a slight downhill slope. “I knew I had to make it,” she recalled. “I had a feeling (Lauren) was going to make par.” Christy Schultz sunk a birdie putt in a playoff to win the 2021 Women’s Mid-Amateur title.

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2021 CHAMPIONSHIP tournament,” she said. Overall, Schultz sensed in her warm up that she wasn’t going to play her best golf today. “I knew I had to just hang in there,” she said. “Manage my misses and make as many pars as I could. The front nine I was battling my swing. I never really got a good feel for the greens.” Entering the final round with a share of first place, Schultz shot a 39 through her first nine holes. Schultz and Cupp were tied throughout most of the back nine. “I just managed my game the best I could. I just wasn’t swinging it that great,” said Lauren Cupp finished in second place after falling to Schultz in a playoff.

Schultz. “I knew that I still had to find a way to score. Overall, I’m thrilled that I hung in there.”

Cupp, the 2017 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion and two-time NYS titleholder, entered Tuesday’s round two strokes behind. She made up the ground on the first two holes with birdies, eventually finishing with a 37 on the front. “I really fought my way around the golf course. Teugega is a real thinkers course...I would’ve liked a few more putts to fall in, today and yesterday.” Cupp noticed Teugega played longer compared to Monday’s round. “Length is certainly not my strong suit,” she said “I do think the course played a little longer and a little tougher today.” Cupp also described hole 17, a critical point in her round where she could have fallen out of contention. “It’s a really tough hole. It’s either feast or famine there,” she said. “I came up a little short, was in the valley. Then hit my approach shot over the green, which is a place I know you can’t go. Thankfully I made a good two-putt there.” Patricia Mayne of Western Turnpike Golf Club, finished third place with a seven-over 153. Mary Jo Kelly of Wolferts Roost Country Club (155) and Teresa Cleland of Bellevue Country

Pat Mayne finished in third place at the 2021 NYS Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

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