The U.S. Golf Association will begin its 2021 championship season this weekend with the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball at Maridoe Golf Club in Dallas.
The Four-Ball, as well as the men’s version of this tournament, were canceled in 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maridoe will host its first USGA championship with this event after having hosted several men’s amateur events throughout 2020.
The Four-Ball begins on Saturday, April 24. Below are tee times and pairings for the first two rounds of stroke play. The field will then be cut to 32 sides with five matches following to declare a champion.
Teams to watch
Megha Ganne & Katie Li
Megha Ganne is one of the top female amateurs in the country. She recently competed at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and in 2019, was a U.S. Women’s Amateur semifinalist. Ganne is partnering with fellow New Jersey player Li, who most recently was runner-up at the Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship.
Meghan Stasi & Dawn Woodard
These two are the stalwarts of the field, having played in all five previous Four-Balls. They will become the only two players to play in every U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball since the championship’s inception in 2015. The week before the Four-Ball, Stasi won the inaugural LNGA Mid-Am Championship and Woodard finished T-2.
Evelyn Arguelles & Hanna Harrison
Dallas Baptist has been one of the hottest teams in women’s college golf this year. The NCAA Division II team won a 41-team Division I tournament earlier this spring, and strung together 10 consecutive tournament titles (dating to last season). These two senior teammates bring plenty of experience, and you may recognize Arguelles from the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open.
Ellen Port & Lara Tennant
There’s a wealth of tournament experience in this group, as well as five combined U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur titles (to go along with Port’s four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles). Tennant has won the past two Senior Women’s Amateurs. At 59 (Port) and 54 (Tennant), they’re the oldest two players in the field.
Gianna Clemente & Avery Zweig
These two teens represent the other end of the age spectrum. The 13-year-old Clemente and 14-year-old Zweig are the youngest players in the field. Zweig made headlines earlier this year by winning the AJGA’s ANNIKA Invitational while Clemente has a pair of top-5 finishes in the Dustin Johnson World Junior and the Dixie Women’s Amateur.
Pairings, tee times
Saturday (April 24), Hole No. 1 / Sunday (April 25), Hole No. 1
7:30 a.m. / 10:54 a.m. – Kyle Fraser & Camry Tardy; Alexa Udom & Momo Udom
7:42 a.m. / 11:06 a.m. – Kaitlyn Lees & Samantha Yao; Tiffany Cao & Chelsea Romas
7:54 a.m. / 11:18 a.m. – Gabrielle Shieh & Anne Walsh; Riana Mission & Yana Wilson
8:06 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. – Bailey Dunstan & Kelley Topiwala; Lauren Clark & Kaitlyn Schroeder
8:18 a.m. / 11:42 a.m. – Sydney Bryan & Grace Summerhays; Angel Lin & Bibilani Liu
8:30 a.m. / 11:54 a.m. – Megha Ganne & Katie Li; Katherine Muzi & Crystal Wang
8:42 a.m. / 12:06 p.m. – Paris Hilinski & Alexa Pano; Meghan Stasi & Dawn Woodard
8:54 a.m. / 12:18 p.m. – Lauryn Nguyen & Suzie Tran; Oihana Etxezarreta & Anna Kittelson
9:06 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – Vanessa Ho & Karen Tsuru; Sophie Simon & Rebecca Skoler
9:18 a.m. / 12:42 p.m. – Amber Li & Wenna Zhang; Clare Sorensen & Kelly Wilson
9:30 a.m. / 12:54 p.m. – Evelyn Arguelles & Hanna Harrison; Sammi Lee & Mary Ellen Shuman
9:42 a.m. / 1:06 p.m. – Ami Gianchandani & Kaitlyn Lee; Taylor Ledwein & Megan Welch
9:54 a.m. / 1:18 p.m. – Riley Lewis & Gracie Piar; Madelyn Gamble & Hannah Harrison
10:06 a.m. / 1:30 p.m. – Savannah Barber & Alexa Saldana; Anna Davis & Lucy Yuan
10:18 a.m. / 1:42 p.m. – Megan Propeck & Amanda Sambach; Lauren Cox & Katie Finley
10:30 a.m. / 1:54 p.m. – Carlota Palacios & Jennifer Rosenberg; Brooke Biermann & Julia Misemer
10:54 a.m. / 7:30 a.m. – Jordan Fischer & Chloe Kovelesky; Maria Fernanda Martinez & Maria Jose Martinez
11:06 a.m. / 7:42 a.m. – Ariel Gonzalez & Vania Simont ; Loralie Cowart & Ava Merrill
11:18 a.m. / 7:54 a.m. – Montgomery Ferreira & Lily McCauley; Meghan Royal & Anika Varma
11:30 a.m. / 8:06 a.m. – Kim Benedict & Kelli Pry; Ashley Chow, Canada & Katie James, Pittsburgh, Pa.
11:42 a.m. / 8:18 a.m. – Sarah Beqaj, Canada & Britta Snyder; Thienna Huynh & Sara Im
11:54 a.m. / 8:30 a.m. – Sarah Kahn & Samantha Vodry; Tiffany Le & Kate Villegas
12:06 p.m. / 8:42 a.m. – Alexis His & Noelle Maertz; Shelly Edwards & Erin Houtsma
12:18 p.m. / 8:54 a.m. – Maria Fernanda Calleja Pineda & Maria Garcia Arroyo; Laney Frye & Maria Villanueva
12:30 p.m. / 9:06 a.m. – Kimberly Dinh & Ashley Mantha; Ellen Port & Lara Tennant
12:42 p.m. / 9:18 a.m. – Jillian Bourdage & Casey Weidenfeld; Janae Leovao & Jasmine Leovao
12:54 p.m. / 9:30 a.m. – Emerson Blair & Anna Heck; Melena Barrientos & Rylie Heflin
1:06 p.m. / 9:42 a.m. – Reagan Gray & Jacqueline Nguyen; Samantha Brown & Michaela Headlee
1:18 p.m. / 9:54 a.m. – Angelina Kim & Claire Lu; Chloe Lauer & Myah McDonald
1:30 p.m. / 10:06 a.m. – Jensen Castle & Marissa Wenzler; Gianna Clemente & Avery Zweig
1:42 p.m. / 10:18 a.m. – Sophie Linder & Karoline Tuttle; Daniela Chipchase & Naomi Ramirez Aizawa
1:54 p.m. / 10:30 a.m. – Kate Strickland & Kate Tilma; Darla May Dela Torre & Varsha Ramachandran
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