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The 95th Women’s Golf Amateur Championship Field

Welcome to the excitement of this year's Women’s Amateur Championship, hosted at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Florida. With eighty-four talented players teeing off, the stage is set for four intense days of golf, where players will navigate 36 holes of individual gross stroke play into match play rounds. Once match play begins, it's single elimination, adding an extra layer of intensity as we inch closer to crowning our 95th Women’s Amateur Champion.


But that's not all; this year's lineup is brimming with talent. As we journey to Jupiter, Florida, female golfers from the Sunshine State are all vying to etch their names onto the esteemed roster of elite champions. Be sure to keep a close watch on our highlighted field players as they strive to make their mark.


Chloe Kovelesky | Boca Raton, Fla. – Defending Champion



Chloe Kovelesky was just 16 years old when she became the youngest player to win the Women’s Amateur Championship last year. Not only was she the youngest, but she was just the second junior golfer to win the Women’s Amateur in the championship’s 94-year history, after 17-year-old Bailey Shoemaker won in 2022.


Her success didn’t stop there. Kovelesky, a Boca Raton native, was also named last year’s Player of the Year. She then defended the honor and slid into 2024 being crowned champion of this year’s FJT Indian Spring Open (16-18), and FJT Golf Road Junior Major (16-18) where she posted rounds of 69-68 for a total of 137.



Maisie Filler | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.



Maisie Filler, a senior at the University of Florida, epitomizes the fusion of hard work and talent. Her skill was evident when she clinched the No. 1 spot in the official NCAA Rankings earlier this year at the Moon Golf Invitational in February. Additionally, in January, Filler defeated Scarlett Schremmer, the No. 1 ranked junior in Alabama, by a margin of 4 & 3 to claim the 91st Jones/Doherty Women’s Amateur at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Most recently, Filler competed in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur where she secured a top-10 finish. She also competed in the U.S. Women’s Open after earning her Golden Ticket through a qualifier at the Club at Admirals Cove. Among her notable achievements in FSGA competitions is a runner-up finish at the 2022 Women’s Amateur Championship. Filler has showcased her skills consistently throughout her junior career on the Florida Junior Tour, securing a top-10 placement at the Girls’ Junior event and making appearances at both the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.


Jordan Fischer | Cape Coral, Fla. 



Another notable player to keep an eye out for is Jordan Fischer. Fischer has been making waves on the fairways since she was the FJT (13-15) Points Champion in 2020. She would go on to become the Girls' Junior (13-15) Champion, the Pam McCloskey-Brosnihan Open Champion, and the winner of the Florida Girls State championships, all in 2021. Most recently, she was crowned champion of the 2023 Florida Women's Open at Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, FL, posting a score of 70-67-69 for a total of 206 and becoming the first amateur to win the Championship Division. 


Fischer now attends LSU where she played in four team tournaments and one individual event for the Tigers as a freshman. 


Alexandra Gazzoli | Palm Coast, Fla. 



Despite being only 18 years old, Alexandra Gazzoli has already amassed an impressive list of accomplishments. At the age of 12, she secured a spot in the Drive, Chip, and Putt National Finals at Augusta National—an extraordinary feat for any young golfer. Throughout her high school years, Gazzoli consistently excelled, finishing within the top four at the Class 2A state championships for four consecutive years and clinching the state championship title as a junior in 2022.


Among her notable achievements in FSGA competitions is her victory at the Florida Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship, held at TPC Treviso Bay in Naples, FL. In November of 2023, Gazzoli took her golf career to the next level by committing to Florida State University.


Meghan Stasi | Oakland Park, Fla. 



Meghan Stasi truly defines the term "force to be reckoned with" in every sense. Her illustrious list of achievements speaks volumes. As a 17-time FSGA champion, her dominance extends far beyond Florida's borders. Notably, she has clinched the title of Mid-Amateur Champion in 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, and 2013, along with Amateur Champion honors in 2012 and 2010, and was named the Curtis Cup Captain in 2024. 


Her FSGA accomplishments include the 2022 International Four-Ball Champion, and 2021 Summer Mixed Champion, among many others, and most recently she won the International Four-Ball Championship in 2023. Stasi also won Amateur Player of the Year five years in a row from 2010-2014, and three more times in 2016, 2017, and 2018.


Stasi also was the youngest individual inducted into the FSGA Hall of Fame in the Association’s history at just forty-two years old. In addition to her achievements with the USGA and the FSGA, Stasi is a seven-time Philadelphia Women’s Amateur champion, winning seven-straight titles.


The field is packed with talented competitors and there are two more that deserve to be highlighted. Indeed, the youngest player in the field and the most experienced player in the field both have remarkable golf resumes: Leah Gram and Mary Jane Hiestand. 


Leah Gram | Jupiter, Fla.



Even as the youngest contender in the 95th Women’s Amateur Championship, Leah Gram’s remarkable array of achievements positions her as a strong contender for victory. With three consecutive top-10 finishes in the U.S. Kids World Championship at Pinehurst and a qualification for the Augusta National Drive, Chip, and Putt National Finals, Gram has already made her mark on the golfing world at a young age. 


Notably, she holds the Florida Junior Tour (Girls 11-12) 36-hole all-time scoring record with an astounding 67-71=138, also tying the 18-hole scoring record and securing victory with the widest margin (11 strokes). Gram's impressive résumé sets her apart as a rising star in the world of golf.


Mary Jane Hiestand | Naples, Fla. 



Hall of Fame Inductee, Mary Jane Hiestand joins the lineup for the 95th Women’s Amateur Championship, and her list of accomplishments goes far and wide. Hiestand has the most Senior Women’s Amateur titles with four past victories. In addition, not only has she earned Women’s Senior Player of the Year honors seven times, as well as Women’s Player of the year one time, she has also competed in over fifty USGA events. 


However, Hiestand’s achievements extend beyond the realms of the past. In May of this year, she and her partner Susan Temple clinched victory at the Women’s Shoot-Out held at Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice, FL. Additionally, she triumphed in a one-day event at Estero Country Club carding a 73.

 

Simply a glimpse into a highly competitive field, the victory could belong to any player teeing it up on Thursday. However, come Sunday, a trophy is up for grabs at the Bear’s Club, so stay tuned for what is sure to be an exciting 95th Women’s Amateur. 

 

By ML Staff. Content/Image courtesy of FSGA


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