4th U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball: Inside the Field April 24, 2018 | Tarzana, Calif. By Julia Pine, USGA

Reigning U.S. Girls' Junior champion Erica Shepherd is one of five USGA champions in the field. (USGA/Steven Gibbons) 

Some statistics and tidbits about the 64-side field for the 4th U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship being contested at El Caballero Country Club.

The average age of the field is 22.5.

Avery Zweig, 11, of McKinney, Texas, is the championship’s youngest competitor. She is two days younger than 11-year-old Chloe Kovelesky, of Boca Raton, Fla.

Zweig and Melena Barrientos, 14, of Plano, Texas, and Kovelesky and Karoline Tuttle, 14, of Lake Mary, Fla., form the youngest teams in the field with an average age of 12.5. One team has an average age of 13.5: Catherine Rao, 13, of Camarillo, Calif., and Charissa Shang, 14, of Calabasas, Calif.

The championship’s oldest competitor is Ivy Steinberg, 61, of Canada, who is three years older than Lisa McGill, 58, of Philadelphia, Pa.

The team with the oldest combined age of 118 is Steinberg and Terrill Samuel, 57, of Canada.

The team with the largest age difference of 26 years is the duo of Lea Venable, 44, of Simpsonville, S.C., and Gracyn Burgess, 18, of Lexington, S.C.

There are seven countries represented in the championship: Canada, Chinese Taipei, Mexico, New Zealand, People’s Republic of China, Sri Lanka and the United States of America.

There are 29 states represented in the championship: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

There are five USGA champions in the field:

  • Lauren Greenlief, 27, of Oakton, Va. (2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur)
  • Mina Hardin, 57, of Mexico. (2010 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur)
  • Erica Shepherd, 17, of Greenwood, Ind. (2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior)
  • Meghan Stasi, 39, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur)
  • Corey Weworski, 56, Carlsbad, Calif. (2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur)

There are five USGA runners-up in the field:

  • Mina Hardin (2011 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur; 2001 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur)
  • Pamela Kuong (2015 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur)
  • Brianna Navarrosa (2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball)
  • Terrill Samuel (2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur)
  • Thuhashini Selvaratnam (2006 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur)

There is one former Curtis Cup player in the field:

  • Stasi (2008)

There are three sister teams in the field:          

  • Whitney Britton, 27, of Dana Point, Calif. & Avery French, 23, of Laguna Niguel, Calif.
  • Chandler Rosholt, 18, & Calynne Rosholt, 15, of Cedar Park, Texas
  • Alice Duan, 20, & Michelle Duan, 21, of Reno, Nev.

There are 11 teams consisting of current, future or former college teammates:

  • Haley Moore, 19, of Escondido, Calif. & Gigi Stoll, 21, of Tigard, Ore. – University of Arizona
  • Holland Shourds, 20, of Riverside, Calif. & Haley Tygret, 21, of Gardena, Calif – Long Beach State
  • Erica Shepherd, 17, of Greenwood, Ind. & Megan Furtney, 17, of Chicago, Ill. – Duke
  • Momoka Kobori, 19, of New Zealand & Hira Naveed, 20, of Malibu, Calif. – Pepperdine
  • Sabrina Li, 20, of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. & Janet Yeo, 20, of Los Angeles, Calif. – UC Irvine
  • Smith Knaffle, 16, of Murells Inlet, S.C. & Skylar Thompson, 17, of Buford, Ga. – University of South Carolina
  • Paige Nelson, 23, Farmers Branch, Texas & Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 24, Canada – Kansas State
  • Katrina Prendergast, 20, Sparks, Nev. & Ellen Secor, 20, Portland, Ore. – Colorado State
  • Alice Duan, 20, & Michelle Duan, 21, Reno, Nev. – Cal State Univ. Northridge
  • Ty Akabane, 17, Danville, Calif. & Briana Chacon, 16, Whittier, Calif. – University of Oregon
  • Abbey Daniel, 17, Covington, La. & Ashley Gilliam, 16, Manchester, Tenn. – Mississippi State 

11 intact sides competed in last year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club (click here for results):

  • Annick Haczkiewicz / Sydney Smith (Quarterfinals)
  • Whitney Britton / Avery French (Round of 32)
  • Izzy Pellot / Chloe Schiavone (Round of 16)
  • Alden Wallace / Libby Winans (Round of 32)
  • Katrina Prendergast / Ellen Secor (Round of 16)
  • Meghan Stasi / Dawn Woodard (Round of 32)
  • Mari Miezwa / Thuhashini Selvaratnam (MC)
  • Alexis Miestowski / Hadley Walts (MC)
  • Kortnie Maxoutopoulis / Camry Tardy (MC)
  • Susan Curtin / Pamela Kuong (MC)
  • Olivia Herrick / Samantha Sommers (MC)

Herrick/Sommers, Miezwa/Selvaratnam and Stasi/Woodard have competed in all four Women’s Amateur Four-Balls together.

36 players in the field hail from California:

  • Catherine Rao, 13, of Camarillo
  • Lauren Gomez, 14, of San Diego
  • Charissa Shang, 14, of Calabasas
  • Ashley Shim, 14, of San Mateo
  • Zoe Antoinette Campos, 15, of Valencia
  • Kamille Dimayuga, 15, Buena Park
  • Brianna Navarrosa, 15, of San Diego
  • Kate Villegas, 15, of Arcadia
  • Olivia Yun, 15, of Carlsbad
  • Hailey Borja, 16, Lake Forest
  • Briana Chacon, 16, Whittier
  • Mika Jin, 16, Fremont
  • Ashleigh Park, 16, Irvine
  • Ty Akabane, 17, Danville
  • Chayse Gomez, 17, Yorba Linda
  • Irene Kim, 17, La Palma
  • Trussy Li, 17, Diamond Bar
  • Vanessa Wang, 17, Rowland Heights
  • Michelle Wong, 17, La Habra Heights
  • Leila Dizon, 18, Los Angeles
  • Angela Liu, 18, San Jose
  • Katherine Zhu, 18, San Jose
  • Haley Moore, 19, Escondido
  • Sabrina Li, 20, Palos Verdes Estates
  • Hira Naveed, 20, Malibu
  • Holland Shourds, 20, Riverside
  • Janet Yeo, 20, Los Angeles
  • Haley Tygret, 21, Gardena
  • Avery French, 23, Laguna Niguel
  • Kortnie Maxoutopoulis, 24, Pleasanton
  • Whitney Britton, 27, Dana Point
  • Kelly Wilson, 44, El Dorado Hills
  • Lynne Cowan, 55, Rocklin
  • Corey Weworski, 56, Carlsbad
  • Yoonju (Mary) Shin, 17, Irvine
  • Jennifer Cai, 15, Irvine
Corey Weworski, one of 34 Californians competing in her home state, won the 2004 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)

General Player Notes

Melena Barrientos, 14, of Plano, Texas & Avery Zweig, 11, of McKinney, Texas

Barrientos is active on the junior golf circuit in Texas, participating in U.S. Kids Golf, Texas Legends Junior Tour and AJGA tournaments. Outside of golf, she enjoys playing guitar, basketball and tennis. Zweig is playing in her first USGA Championship, but did reach the finals of the 2016 and 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt Championships. She finished third in the 7-9 division in 2016 and sixth in the 10-11 division earlier this month. Three years ago, she started The Win Green Campaign, which raises awareness for pediatric cancer. Since then, the campaign has raised more than $250,000.

Molly Bebelaar, 16, of Louisville, Ky., & Lizzie Loy, 18, of Jamestown, Ky.

Bebelaar earned a Kentucky PGA Junior Tour win in June at Bardstown Country Club. She is the daughter of Gary Bebelaar, the head golf professional at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville. Loy is a First-Team All-State high school player who has signed to play at Western Kentucky University. She has a passion for giving back, having raised money for wounded warriors through the Warrior Transition Battalion. She aspires to be a physical therapist.

Malak Bouraeda, 17, of Southlake, Texas & Serena Shah, 18, of Carrollton, Texas

Bouraeda, a senior at Carroll Senior High School, has signed to play her college golf at the University of Colorado. She lost her mother at the age of 10, and considered not playing golf without her mother there to watch. She stuck with it and found a renewed passion for the sport. Outside of golf she has a passion for travel photography. In 2015, Shah played in the PGA Tour Champions Nature Valley First Tee Open, where she partnered with 1992 U.S. Open champion Tom Kite for rounds on Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course. She frequently volunteers at the local community shelter as well as mentors/coaches beginning golfers.

Jillian Bourdage, 16, of Tamarac, Fla. & Casey Weidenfeld, 15, of Pembroke Pine, Fla.

Bourdage won the Florida Class 2A golf state championship in the fall. Weidenfeld recently won the AJGA Junior All-Star at Lost Springs in a playoff. She also is a passionate writer, publishing her first book at the age of 12 "The Golden Flares," a 184-page adventure that follows Fallon, an orphaned outlaw caught in the politics of a civil war. It is the first of a planned trilogy.

Whitney Britton, 27, of Dana Point, Calif. & Avery French, 23, of Laguna Niguel, Calif.

The sisters played together in last year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, where they lost in the Round of 32. Britton is playing in her eighth USGA championship, and second U.S. Women’s Four-Ball Championship. An operations manager for Gravity Pro Consulting, her highest finish came in 2015, when she reached the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, losing to eventual champion Lauren Greenlief. French is a member of the UC Irvine women’s golf team and was a second team All-Big West honoree last season. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in professional accountancy after graduating in 2016 with a degree in accounting.

Megan Buck, 29, of Norton, Mass. & Shannon Johnson, 35, of Norton, Mass.

Buck is an apparel sales representative with Ping, where she has worked since 2015. She was a three-time Big Sky Conference All-Academic selection at Northern Arizona University before graduating in 2010 with a degree in business administration. Johnson, a field representative for Ping, graduated from Indiana University in 2006. She was the runner-up in the 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and has competed in 12 USGA championships. In addition to golf, she also plays ice hockey during the winter months. Buck caddied for Johnson during runner-up showing in the U.S. Women's Mid-Am and last year's run to the semifinals.

Shannon Johnson (left) is partnering with Megan Buck, who caddied for her in the 2016 and 2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Ams. (USGA/Jared Wickerham)

Gracyn Burgess, 18, of Lexington, S.C. & Lea Venable, 44, of Simpsonville, La.

Burgess will be competing in her fourth USGA championship, having played in the U.S. Girls’ Junior from 2015-2017. She is a four-time Carolinas Golf Association champion, and earlier this year was awarded the David Parrott Girls’ Award, which is given by the CGA to someone who displays excellence in sportsmanship, ability and academics. Burgess has signed to play at Clemson University this fall. Venable, an account manager, is a USGA championship veteran, who has competed in 11 USGA Women’s Mid-Amateurs, three U.S. Girls’ Juniors and one U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. She also represented South Carolina in three USGA Women’s State Team Championships.

Zoe Antoinette Campos, 15, of Valencia, Calif. & Brianna Navarrosa, 15, of San Diego, Calif.

Campos, currently in her freshman year at West Ranch High School, won the California Interscholastic Federation State Championship in the fall, following a strong summer campaign that saw her lose in the Round of 16 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur to eventual champion Sophia Schubert. She also advanced to match play in the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior. Navarrosa reached the finals of the 2016 Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship as a 13-year-old with partner Angelina Kim. She has also qualified for match play in the past two U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships, including a Round-of-16 showing last year.

Ya-Chun Chang, 17, Chinese Taipei & Lei (Angelina) Ye, 16, People’s Republic of China

Chang, who recently signed to play at the University of Arizona, has played in two professional events in her native Chinese Taipei, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 U.S. Girls’ Junior.  Ye owns two AJGA wins, including this year’s Annika Invitational. The victory earned her a spot in the 2018 Symetra Tour’s Florida's Natural Charity Classic, where she finished tied for seventh.

Caroline Craig, 17, Sautee Nacoochee, Ga. & Ally Williams, 17, Athens, Ala.

Craig, who has committed to play her college golf at Georgia in 2019, is an active participant in both the AJGA and The First Tee of Northwest Florida. She was the 2017 Georgia State Golf Association Player of the Year. Williams, a former Level 8 gymnast, playing in her second USGA championship after missing the cut in last year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior. She is a skilled pianist.

Susan Curtin, 47, Westwood, Mass. & Pamela Kuong, 57, Wellesley Hills, Mass.

Curtin and Kuong are playing in their third consecutive U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship after missing the cut the past two years. Curtin also competed in the 2000 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif. She grew up playing golf not far from El Caballero C.C. at Westlake (Calif.) Golf Course. She was the first girl on the Westlake High School golf team, a squad that included Charlie Wi, Chris Zambri and Jerry Chang. Zambri is the current men’s coach at the University of Southern California. She is currently a member of the Mass Golf Board of Directors. Kuong, the runner-up in the 2015 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, is a two-time Massachusetts Women’s Amateur champion (2008, 2010) and won the 2011 New England Women’s Amateur. The senior vice president of commercial lending also was named Massachusetts’s player of the year in 2012.

Chelsea Curtis, 30, Boston, Mass. & Claire Sheldon, 30, Cambridge, Mass.

Curtis, a former board member for the Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts, is a Salesforce Consultant who competed in the 2001 and 2004 U.S. Girls’ Junior, the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur and the 2009 USGA Women’s State Team Championship before briefly turning professional. Sheldon is a two-time winner of the Massachusetts Women’s Amateur Championship (`07 and `12) who has competed in four USGA Championships, qualifying for match play in the 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. As the owner of Perspective Student-Athlete College Counseling, Sheldon helps high school students navigate the college athletic recruiting process in a way that allows them  to explore and maximize their options.

Abbey Daniel, 17, Covington, La. & Ashley Gilliam, 16, Manchester, Tenn.

Daniel is committed to play her college golf at Mississippi State University in 2019. She is the defending Division II Louisiana High School Athletic Association state individual champion. Her mother, Kay, played golf at Mississippi State. Her father, Chuck, is her golf coach at Archbishop Hannan, and her brother Nick plays for Louisiana Tech University. Gilliam is also committed to play at  Mississippi State. She was a member of the winning Tennessee team at the final USGA Women’s State Team Championship in 2017.

Leila Dizon, 18, Los Angeles, Calif. & Irene Kim, 17, La Palma, Calif.

Dizon graduates from Marlborough High School this spring and will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall. She advanced to the Round of 64 in last year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, her only USGA championship appearance. Dizon also advanced to the Drive, Chip & Putt finals at Augusta in 2015 and is a volunteer coach for the First Tee of Greater Pasadena. Kim is playing in her first USGA championship.

Lauren Greenlief, 27, Ashburn, Va. & Katie Miller, 33, Jeannette, Penn.

Greenlief became the youngest winner (25 years, 25 days) of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur when she defeated Margaret (Shirley) Starosto, 2 and 1, in 2015. Greenlief, a management consultant, also reached the semifinals of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball with partner Alexandra Austin.Greenlief, who walked on the University of Virginia women’s gofl team, earned three varsity letters from 2010-12. Miller is playing with her fourth different partner in the Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. She has worked in various industries, including sports television reporting on the professional and college levels, the family-owned Dairy Queen franchises, as a model for an athletic apparel brand and in sales for a mobile solutions company. Miller, who was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference player at the University of North Carolina, competed on the LPGA Futures Tour before regaining her amateur status in 2013. She has played in four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs, advancing to the Round of 32 last year. Greenlief and Miller won the International Four-Ball Championship earlier this year in Florida.

Annick Haczkiewicz, 17, Las Vegas, Nev. & Sydney Smith, 18, Las Vegas, Nev.

The duo made it to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Four-Ball Amateur last year. Haczkiewicz, the daughter of two Cirque de Soleil acrobats, used to be a competitive Latin ballroom dancer before turning to golf. Last year, she advanced to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Girls’ Junior. Smith who also qualified for last year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior, will play for Colorado State this fall.

Mina Hardin, 57, Mexico & Corey Weworski, 56, Carlsbad, Calif.

Not only was Hardin first Mexican-born woman to play on the LPGA Tour (1983-89), but also the first Mexican-born USGA champion when she won the 2010 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. A reinstated amateur since 1991, she has competed in 54 USGA championships and 23 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs, reaching the quarterfinals six times and the championship match once. The 2012 Texas Hall of Fame inductee also has qualified for six U.S. Women’s Opens. Besides her U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur title in 2004, Weworski captured the 1998 California Women’s Amateur and is a two-time California Senior Women’s Amateur champion.

Smith Knaffle, 16, Murrels Inlet, S.C. & Skylar Thompson, 17, Buford, Ga.

Knaffle, who advanced to the Round of 32 at the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, plans to play her collegiate golf at the University of South Carolina, where she’ll join her partner, Thompson. Thompson, who was the runner-up in the 14-15 division of the 2016 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, qualified for both the 2015 U.S. Girls’ Junior and 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships. Outside of golf, Thompson has walked on a glacier in Alaska and ascended to the top of Mount Vesuvius in Italy. She has also served as a standard bearer at the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Momoka Kobori, 19, New Zealand & Hira Naveed, 20, Malibu, Calif.

Kobori was born in Karuizara, Japan, but has New Zealand citizenship. She is majoring in sports medicine at Pepperdine University and was the 2017 WCC Freshman of the Year. As a junior golfer she earned one of three Lydia Ko Scholarships and spent time with the LPGA star in January 2017 through an initiative with New Zealand Golf. Naveed, who was born in New Zealand, is a two-time All-WCC first team performer at Pepperdine, where she has a career scoring average of 74.28. That ranks No. 6 in program history.

Kortnie Maxoutopoulis, 24, Pleasanton, Calif. & Camry Tardy, 25, Arlington, Texas

Maxoutopoulis and Tardy missed the cut in last year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. Tardy a former walk-on at Texas Christian University golf team, graduated in December 2015 and currently for a graphic design company whose clients include Shady Oaks Country Club and the Ben Hogan Foundation. Maxoutopoulis is in her first season as an assistant coach of the Long Beach State women’s golf team. She played three seasons at Texas Christian University after transferring from Rutgers. She posted seven top-10 finishes at Rutgers and was named All-Big East and Big East All-Academic as a freshman in 2011-12.

Lisa McGill, 58, Philadelphia, Pa. & Courtney Myhrum, 56, Pittsburgh, Pa.

McGill has played in more than 30 USGA championships, advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur and 2007 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. The three-time Rhode Island Women’s Amateur champion (1995, 2005, 2015) also has claimed the Rhode Island Senior Women’s Amateur and New England Women’s Golf Association Senior Women’s Amateur in 2015. She and fellow USGA competitor LeeAnn Lewis, who met each other on the golf course, travel the world together to hike mountains. Myhrum is the vice chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee. She has played in 12 USGA championships, including the last six U.S. Senior Women’s Amateurs. She is currently a consultant for WCM Inc.

Mari Miezwa, 38, Chandler, Ariz. & Thuhashini Selvaratnam, 41, Sri Lanka

Miezwa and Selvaratnam have a lot of experience as four-ball partners, winning the 2015 Arizona Women’s Golf Association’s Four-Ball Championship as well as competing in each of the three previous U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships. They are, however, looking to make match play for the first time. Miezwa is the licensing coordinator for The Little Gym International. Selvaratnam, who was born in Sri Lanka before coming to the United States to play for Arizona State University, is currently the golf coach at Xavier College Preparatory. She finished runner-up in the 2006 Women’s Mid-Amateur and represented Arizona in the USGA Women’s State Team Championship seven times. Arizona won the title in 2007 and finished third in 2001.

Haley Moore, 19, Escondido, Calif. & Gigi Stoll, 21, Tigard, Ore.

Moore has competed in six USGA championships, advancing to the Round of 16 at both the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur and the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior. She has two collegiate victories and has competed in two LPGA Tour events. She graduated high school a year early to attend the University of Arizona and finished tied for second individually in the 2016 NCAA Championship. She was the lone amateur to make the cut in the 2015 ANA Inspiration. Her brother, Tyler, competed in the 2017 U.S. Amateur, and now plays at UC Riverside. Stoll, who qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, advanced to the Round of 16 of last year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur. This is her sixth USGA championship.

Emily Nash, 17, Lunenburg, Mass. & Allison Paik, 15, Providence, R.I.

Nash made headlines last year when she won her district championship, but the title was revoked becausof her gender per Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association rules. She is the only girl on her high school boys team, but while she can compete in the team competition, she was ineligible for the individual title since the state has a separate girls tournament. After the incident, she received messages from Marilynn Smith, Dottie Pepper, three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Annika Sorenstam and 2007 U.S. Women’s Open champion Cristie Kerr. Paik is also the only girl on her high school golf team. She played in the 2015 U.S. Girls’ Junior as well as the 2017 PGA Jr. Girls Championship. She plays ice hockey for the Massachusetts Spitfires Ice Hockey Club.

Madison Reemsnyder, 14, Canton, Ohio & Lydia Swan, 13, North East, Pa.

Swan was a 2015 Drive, Chip & Putt Champion in the 11-12 girls division, and qualified for the National Finals along with her brother, Isaiah. She also plays both volleyball and basketball competitively.

Chandler Rosholt, 18, & Calynne Rosholt, 15, Cedar Park, Texas

This will be the first time the sisters tee it up together in a USGA championship; it is Chandler’s fourth USGA championship and Calynne’s first. Last year, Chandler competed in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball with partner Macy Fox, losing in the Round of 64. She has signed to play at Auburn University.

Terrill Samuel, 57, Canada & Ivy Steinberg, 61, Canada

Samuel was the runner-up to Judith Kyrinis in the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, the first all-Canadian final in USGA history. A teacher for the Toronto District School Board, Samuel also coaches high school volleyball. She was born in England but moved to Canada at a young age. She has played in 14 USGA championships. Steinberg has competed nationally golf, tennis, softball, ice hockey, squash and duplicate bridge. She is the director of golf sales for Alphi Apparel.

Meghan Stasi, 39, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. & Dawn Woodard, 43, of Greenville, S.C.

Stasi is a four-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012) who represented the USA in the 2008 Curtis Cup Match on the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, where she got engaged to her husband, Danny, on the iconic Swilcan Bridge. She also served as the head women’s golf coach at the University of Mississippi from 2000-07. A Tulane University graduate, Meghan and her husband own a seafood restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Woodard is a three-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur medalist who has competed in 28 USGA championships. She is also a six-time South Carolina stroke-play champion, five-time South Carolina match-play champion and the 2007 Tennessee Women’s Amateur champion.

Julia Pine is a manager of championship communications for the USGA. Email her at jpine@usga.org.