Stasi wins fourth career U.S. Women's Mid-Am title

Meghan Stasi during the South Atlantic Amateur

With her fourth career victory at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on Oct. 11, Meghan Stasi joined Ellen Port as the only four-time champions of the event.

Stasi, 34, of Oakland Park, Fla., defeated Liz Waynick, 6 and 5, at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio to claim the honor. Stasi also won Women’s Mid-Am titles in 2006, ’07 and ’10. She is the 16th golfer in history to win the same USGA championship at least four times.

Nathan Smith also joined that category last month after winning his fourth U.S. Mid-Amateur.

“Never in my life did I think I would be here right now,” said Stasi. “So I’m so appreciative to everybody… It’s a very long week for all involved, and you really just have to stay mentally and physically prepared. A few matches were very grueling, but I just stayed on top of my game and hoped for the best.”

Stasi, a member of the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup team in 2008, won five consecutive holes to close out her match against Waynick. Stasi’s 6-and-5 margin of victory matched the largest for a Women’s Mid-Amateur final.

Stasi had a considerable advantage over Waynick off the tee, sometimes by as much as 100 yards. Stasi’s putter was slow out of the gate.

“I’m not a long hitter,” said Waynick, who lost to Nancy Lopez in the third round of the 1976 U.S. Women’s Amateur. “I just didn’t play well today. All of us who play golf, we have good days and we have bad days. And I played great all week. She’s just a great champion.”

Information from the USGA used in this report

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ROUND OF 64

Dawn Woodard def. Heidi Ushijima, 2 and 1

Corey Weworski def. Kim Carrington, 5 and 4

Martha Linscott def. Julie Oxendine, 5 and 4

Mina Hardin def. Leigh Klasse, 5 and 3

Mary Jane Hiestand def. Martha Leach, 1 up

Liz Waynick def. Carolyn Creekmore, 3 and 2

Stefi Markovich def. Tara Joy-Connelly, 2 and 1

Thuhashini Selvaratnam def. Pamela Kuong, 4 and 3

Debbie Adams def. Julie Carmichael, 1 up

Brenda Pictor def. Kathy Kurata, 4 and 2

Patti Hogeboom def. Annete Gaiotti, 1 up

Wendi Golden def. Kim Eaton, 3 and 1

Holly Bare def. Angela Stewart, 20 holes

Stacy Dennis def. Lisa Schlesinger, 3 and 2

Robin Burke def. Sandra Nakagaki, 21 holes

Tobi Herron def. Shawn Farmer, 3 and 1

Meghan Stasi def. Connie Isler, 6 and 5

Lynne Cowan def. Diane Lang, 4 and 3

Kelley Nittoli def. Carol Martin, 2 and 1

Robin W. Donnelley def. Mercedes Huarte, 5 and 4

Leslie Folsom def. Brooke Williams, 3 and 2

Andrea Kraus def. Daria Cummings, 5 and 4

Tara Fleming def. Julie Massa, 2 and 1

Jordan Craig def. Joan Higgins, 20 holes

Liisa Kelo Escartin def. Lucy Nunn, 2 and 1

Christina Proteau def. Terry Levis, 6 and 5

Ellen Port def. Sydney Wells, 5 and 4

Janet Moore def. Julie McMullin, 2 up

Mariko Makabe def. Shirley Vaughn, 3 and 1

Laura Coble def. Danielle Davis, 3 and 1

Amber Marsh Elliott def. Kay Daniel, 3 and 2

Noreen Mohler def. Kim Briele, 4 and 3

ROUND OF 32

Corey Weworski def. Dawn Woodard, 1 up

Mina Hardin def. Martha Linscott, 4 and 3

Liz Waynick def. Mary Jane Hiestand, 9 and 7

Stefi Markovich def. Thuhashini Selvaratnam, 19 holes

Debbie Adams def. Brenda Pictor, 2 and 1

Wendi Golden def. Patti Hogeboom, 2 and 1

Stacy Dennis def. Holly Bare, 2 and 1

Tobi Herron def. Robin Burke, 3 and 1

Meghan Stasi def. Lynne Cowan, 21 holes

Kelley Nittoli def. Robin W. Donnelley, 2 and 1

Andrea Kraus def. Leslie Folsom, 6 and 5

Tara Fleming def. Jordan Craig, 4 and 3

Christina Proteau def. Liisa Kelo Escartin, 4 and 3

Ellen Port def. Janet Moore, 4 and 3

Laura Coble def. Mariko Makabe, 2 and 1

Amber Marsh Elliott def. Noreen Mohler, 5 and 4

ROUND OF 16

Corey Weworski def. Mina Hardin, 4 and 3

Liz Waynick def. Stefi Markovich, 21 holes

Debbie Adams def. Wendi Golden, 3 and 2

Stacy Dennis def. Tobi Herron, 1 up

Meghan Stasi def. Kelley Nittoli, 2 up

Andrea Kraus def. Tara Fleming, 3 and 1

Christina Proteau def. Ellen Port, 3 and 1

Laura Coble def. Amber Marsh Elliott, 2 and 1

QUARTERFINALS

Liz Waynick def. Corey Weworski, 2 and 1

Stacy Dennis def. Debbie Adams, 19 holes

Meghan Stasi def. Andrea Kraus, 2 and 1

Laura Coble def. Christina Proteau, 5 and 4

SEMIFINALS

Liz Waynick def. Stacy Dennis, 20 holes

Meghan Stasi def. Laura Coble, 6 and 5

FINAL

Meghan Stasi def. Liz Waynick, 6 and 5

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