FT. MYERS, Florida – The U.S.G.A. has provided content about the 132 golfers in the 2022 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur field contested on the ‘Long Mean‘ course Fiddleticks Country Club.
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OLDEST COMPETITORS: Sheryl Scott (65, born 1/15/1957), Terrill Samuel (61, born 4/8/1961), Ellen Port (60, born 9/21/1961), Martha Leach (60, born 12/21/1961)
YOUNGEST COMPETITORS: Competitors: Jackie Rogowicz (25, born 8/31/1997), Daria Delfino (25, born 7/2/1997), Isabella DiLisio (25, born 6/3/1997), Jacqueline Twitty (25, born 4/22/1997), Chaithra Katamneni (25, born 1/19/1997), Pendelton Bogache (25, born 12/4/1996), Laine Evans (25, born 11/20/1996)
AVERAGE AGE: 38.55
Field breakdown by age:
Age 25-29: 41 competitors
Age 30-39: 49 competitors
Age 40-49: 20 competitors
Age 50-59: 18 competitors
Age 60-70: 4 competitors
U.S. States Represented – There are 34 states represented in the 2022 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur: Alabama (3), Arizona (2), California (11), Colorado (3), Connecticut (1), Florida (10), Georgia (2), Hawaii (1), Idaho (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (1), Iowa (1), Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Maryland (2), Massachusetts (6), Michigan (5), Minnesota (2), Missouri (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (2), New York (5), North Carolina (7), Ohio (3), Oregon (4), Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (5), Tennessee (4), Texas (10), Utah (2), Virginia (3), Washington (1), Wisconsin (2)
International – There are eight countries represented in the 2022 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur: United States (118), Canada (5), Mexico (3), Thailand (2), Australia (1), Czech Republic (1), India (1), Singapore (1)
USGA CHAMPIONS: (13): Blakesly Brock (2022 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur), Kelsey Chugg (2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur), Lauren Greenlief (2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur), Kathy Hartwiger (2002 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur), Shannon Johnson (2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur), Ina Kim-Schaad (2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur), Judith Kyrinis (2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur), Martha Leach (2009 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur), Ellen Port (1995, 1996, 2000, 2011 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and 2012, 2013, 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur), Julia Potter-Bobb (2013, 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur), Meghan Stasi (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur), Shelly Stouffer (2022 U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur), Lara Tennant (2018, 2019, 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur)
CURTIS CUP TEAM: (2): Ellen Port (USA, 1994 and 1996; USA captain in 2014), Meghan Stasi (USA, 2008)
Most U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Appearances (2022 Included): Martha Leach (33), Ellen Port (28), Dawn Woodard (20), Meghan Stasi (16)
Players from Florida (10): Kaylin Crownover (Tampa), Jamie Freedman (Miami), Gigi Higgins (Cape Coral), Kim Keyer Scott (Bonita Springs), Sarah Matin (Winter Garden), Kelli Pry (Tampa), Meghan Stasi (Fort Lauderdale), Emily Stoker (Tampa), Jacqueline Twitty (Tampa), Heather Wall (Lakeland)
Pendleton Bogache, 25, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., is personally pledging $10 per par, $100 per birdie and $1,000 per eagle to The First Tee of Metropolitan New York during the stroke-play rounds of the championship. She is also soliciting friends, family, colleagues and any other supporters of the game to match her pledge. Bogache competed on the Georgetown University women’s golf team for four years.
Blakesly Brock, 26, of Chattanooga, Tenn., captured the 2021 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C., in her first championship appearance. The former University of Tennessee golfer won six consecutive holes at one point in the championship match, defeating Aliea Clark 5 and 4, to become the third-youngest champion in U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur history. Brock won the 2021 Tennessee Women’s Mid-Amateur and is a two-time winner of the Tennessee Girls’ Junior Amateur. She played high school golf at the same school (Baylor School) that counts Harris English, Keith Mitchell and Luke List as alumna.
Isabella DiLisio, 25, of Hatfield, Pa., was a four-year letter-winner at the University of Notre Dame, capping her career with the ninth-best stroke average in program history. Her great-grandfather, Nick Ciocca, caddied for Ben Hogan in the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion.
Jamie Freedman, 26, of Miami, Fla., had scoliosis surgery in eighth grade and was told she would never be able to play golf again. After having two rods and 20 screws placed in her back, she has been playing pain-free ever since. She is competing in her fourth USGA championship and her second consecutive U.S. Women’s Mid-Am. She lost in the Round of 16 in 2021. As a senior at Nova Southeastern University, she was the lone D-III selection to the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup Team.
Shannon Johnson, 39, of North Easton, Mass. (WITHDRAWN SEPT. 17) reached the semifinals of the 2021 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C., losing to eventual champion Blakesly Brock in 19 holes. She won the 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., after finishing as the runner-up in 2016. Johnson, a field representative for a major golf manufacturer, is playing in her 19th USGA championship and eighth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. She was runner-up in the 2021 Massachusetts Women’s Amateur this August.
Ina Kim-Schaad, 38, of New York, N.Y., won the 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Forest Highlands in Flagstaff, Ariz., defeating fellow New York City resident Talia Campbell in the championship match. Kim-Schaad reached the quarterfinals in the 2021 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, losing 1 up to Amanda Jacobs. She was the runner-up in the 2000 U.S. Girls’ Junior at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Oregon. Following a decorated junior career, Kim took an 11-year hiatus from the game to devote time to her career in the financial world. When she met her husband, Ian Schaad, Kim decided to leave the financial world and spend more time playing amateur golf. Her older sister, Hana, is a former professional golfer who qualified for two U.S. Women’s Opens.
Erin Packer, 44, of Peachtree City, Ga., is the daughter of Allen Doyle, the 2005 and 2006 U.S. Senior Open champion. She caddied for her father full-time on the PGA Tour Champions from 2000-03, and for the 2006 and 2007 U.S. Opens. Packer, a real estate agent, has competed in 10 USGA championships, including five U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs. Her husband, Brandt, is a producer for Golf Channel/NBC and her father-in-law, Billy, was a longtime college basketball announcer for both NBC and CBS.
Ellen Port, 61, of St. Louis, Mo., nearly won her eighth USGA championship last year when she fell short in the final match of the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur to Lara Tennant, 2 and 1. Port, a seven-time USGA champion, has won four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles, with her most recent coming in 2011. She is tied with Anne Quast Sander and Carol Semple Thompson for second among female USGA champions with seven titles, trailing only JoAnne Carner (eight). Port made history last year by becoming the first woman to win the Met Senior Amateur, the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s premier senior men’s championship, prevailing in a four-hole playoff. She finished as co-low amateur in the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open with Martha Leach (T-20) and finished T-29 in this year’s championship at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio. The 2022 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur will be her 71st USGA championship.
Julia Potter-Bobb, 34, of Indianapolis, Ind., is a two-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion (2013, 2016). Potter-Bobb, a University of Missouri graduate, is a five-time Indiana Women’s Amateur champion and winner of the 2016 Indiana Women’s Open. She serves as the director of business operations and member services for the Indiana Golf Office and was a 2008 P.J. Boatwright Jr. intern for the Missouri Golf Association. Potter-Bobb was the runner-up in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and the medalist in the 2019 championship in Flagstaff, Ariz., where she reached the Round of 16. This will be her 10th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur start.
Shelly Stouffer, 52, of Canada, won the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur last month at Anchorage (Alaska) Golf Club, the USGA’s first championship in Alaska. She became the eighth Canadian to win a USGA championship and joined Marlene Stewart Streit (1985, 1994, 2003), Gayle Borthwick (1996, 1998) and Judith Kyrinis (2017) as Canadian winners of the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Stouffer will be making her fifth USGA championship start. In addition to her win last month, she advanced to the semifinals of last year’s U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, lost in the Round of 32 in the 2015 Women’s Mid-Amateur and missed the cut in the 2001 U.S. Women’s Open. She recently finished T29 at the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Open.
Lara Tennant, 55, of Portland, Ore., became the first player since Carol Semple Thompson (1999-2002) to win three consecutive U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur titles when she defeated seven-time USGA champion Ellen Port, of St. Louis, Mo., 2 and 1, in the championship match at The Lakewood Club in Point Clear, Ala., in 2021. Tennant, who played at the University of Arizona, is a four-time Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur champion and winner of the 2020 California Senior Women’s Amateur and 2019 R&A Women’s Senior Amateur Championship. She was one of six amateurs to make the cut in the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Open and finished 28th.