First Coast Women’s Amateur set for June 22-23 at King & Bear

Registration for amateur, senior and super senior divisions opens May 2

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The First Coast Women’s Amateur, Northeast Florida’s premier annual women’s golf championship, is set to be played June 22-23 at King & Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village in St. Augustine.

The championship will feature approximately 80 amateur female golfers competing across amateur, senior and super senior divisions via a 36-hole individual stroke play competition.

The 2022 FCWA will begin accepting applications May 2 via the Jacksonville Area Golf Association (JAGA) website: jaxareagolf.org. Those interested in playing must first meet the United States Golf Association’s handicap index requirements as outlined on the website and below.

FCWA is open to Florida residents as well as a select number of out-of-state participants. The entry deadline is June 13. 

Brooks Rehabilitation is returning for the seventh year as the event’s presenting sponsor. In addition, JAGA will continue to provide operational and tournament support.

“We are really looking forward to the 2022 FCWA championship and are so grateful to King & Bear for serving as our host course this year,” said Susie Fonde, 2022 FCWA Committee Chair. “The FCWA continues to serve as an incredible showcase of the strength of women’s golf in Northeast Florida, and we hope to use this championship’s platform to continue to grow the game and promote female participation in it.”

First founded in 1990, the First Coast Women’s Amateur attracts the top high school, college and amateur golfers in Northeast Florida and boasts a strong list of past champions, including former LPGA players, collegiate champions and leaders in the golf industry.

Additionally, the FCWA will support the following nonprofit organizations this year: Moore-Myers Children’s Fund, the JAGA Scholarship Fund and North Florida Junior Golf Foundation.

The 2021 FCWA saw Jacksonville’s Kaitlyn Schroeder, who recently committed to play collegiate golf at the University of Alabama, win the amateur championship division by five shots. Schroeder is the daughter of University of North Florida men’s golf coach Scott Schroeder.

In the Senior division, Kim Keyer-Scott of Estero took home the title after parring her last eight holes to secure a one-stroke victory, and in the Super Senior division, Nancy Smith of Venice won by eight shots.

The 2022 FCWA Championship Committee includes Susie Fonde, Committee Chair, and Committee members at large Sarah Phillips, Melissa Gotfredson and Emily Tillo. For any general inquiries about the FCWA, please reach out to Melissa Gotfredson by emailing info@fcwajax.com. 

Divisions, eligibility and format:

Amateur Championship Division (age 13+) - Open to female golfers at least 13 years of age by June 22, 2022, with a verifiable USGA handicap index of 10.0 or better. Championship yardage: Between 5800-6000 yards.

Senior Championship Division (age 50+) - Open to female golfers who have reached the age of 50 by June 22, 2022, with a verifiable USGA handicap index of 18.0 or better. Championship yardage: Between 5300-5500 yards.

Super Senior Championship Division (age 65+) - Open to female golfers who have reached the age of 65 by June 22, 2022, with a verifiable USGA handicap index of 18.0 or better. Championship yardage: Between 5,000-5100 yards.

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