The Finalists: Tale of the Tape November 15, 2017 | Houston, Texas By Lisa D. Mickey

U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Home

Mary Jane Hiestand   Kelsey Chugg
58 Age 26
Naples, Fla. Hometown Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Florida University/College Weber State University
2,491 World Amateur Golf Ranking 2,336
Round of 16 (2005) Best Previous U.S. Women's Mid-Am Finish Debut
56/89 holes Seeding/Match Holes Played 50/76 holes
R64 – Def. Paige McCullough, 5 and 3; R32 – def. Kay Daniel, 1 up; R16 – def. Meghan Stasi, 1 up; quarterfinal – def. Courtney McKim, 19 holes; semifinal – def. Shannon Johnson, 19 holes Path To Final R64 – Def. Victoria Fallgren, 6 and 5; R32 – def. Ket Preamchuen, 4 and 2; R16 – def. Lauren Greenlief, 3 and 2; quarterfinal – def. Hayley Hammond, 6 and 4; semifinal – def. Marissa Mar, 3 and 1
Father Gerald Anderson, Betty Richard, and teachers Elmer Prieskorn, Mike Arredy and Gail Graham Influences Coach Lynsey Myers, former Weber State coach Jeff Smith, Merlin Judkins and Tiger Woods
Financial assistant, retired eminent domain appraiser Occupation Membership director at Utah Golf Association
8 Age Started Playing 12
65 at Hideout Golf Club (2006) Lowest Competitive Round 65, Spanish Oaks GC (2014) and Fox Hollow GC (2015)
2011 Jones/Doherty Senior Championship winner; Florida State Golf Association Senior Women’s Amateur Championship winner 2013, 2014 and 2016; FSGA Senior Women’s Match Play Championship winner 2014 and 2016.  Noteworthy Achievements Utah Women’s State Amateur Champion – 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
2013 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur semifinalist USGA Achievements 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Round of 32
Putter Favorite Golf Club Driver
Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas; Hideout Golf Club, Naples, Fla. Favorite Course Willow Creek Country Club, Salt Lake City
Phil Mickelson, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Condoleezza Rice Dream Foursome Tiger Woods, Lynsey Myers and Merlin Judkins