Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 26, 2014

Field filling up for Women's Open

CROSSVILLE — The field for the 16th annual Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's Open hosted by the Tennessee Golf Association is 42.4 percent (61 of 144) complete for its July 31-Aug. 2 run at Stonehenge Golf Club in Fairfield Glade. The tournament is a week later than usual.

The field includes 12 professionals and 49 amateurs. Fifteen of the 61 players who made the cut in the 2013 tournament are registered.

Professional Jessica Alexander of Riverview, FL, is the defending champion, posting a 218 total (72-73-73) to win by two strokes over amateurs Amanda Steinhagen of Oak Hill, VA, and Corinna Rees of Nashville.

The tournament  has only one two-time champion, amateur Courtney Wood (2002 and 2005). Wood's 2005 title came at Bear Trace Cumberland Mountain, which hosted the tournament from 2004-2008. Six of the 15 champions have been amateurs. This will be the sixth straight year the tournament has been played at Stonehenge Golf Club, and no one has won it back-to-back.

Alexis Bennett,  Ginny Brown, Hannah Collier, Kayla Stewart Murrell, Jordan Rose, Christina Lecuyer Salter, Milena Savich, Jade O'Neal Staggs, Janet Steen, Amanda Steinhagen, Samantha Swineheart and Melissa Yeazell are the only professionals entered, while the amateurs are Megan Beane, Evelyn Blackman, Cori Burns, Jenna Burris, Sam Burris, Kelsey Cassada, Jessica  Cathey, Ellen Chun, Haley Cothran, Riley Cooper, Andrea D. Cropper, Anna C. Cunningham, Haley Davidson, Lindsey Lee Davis, Maddie Denton, Sarah Dolmovich, Allyson Dunn, Audra Sheree Fowler, Sara Germezy, Emily Goldenstein, Samantha Griffith, Haverly Harrold, Meridith Hawkins, Teleri Hughes, Shelly Jang, Lauren Alexis Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Shelby Johnson, Morgan Denielle Kaufman, Emily Kurey, Megan Kinney, Hanley Lynn Long, Alisa Matthews, Melissa Martin, Kelly Merkel, Emily Miller, Lindsey Miller, Anna Michelle Moore, Kelli Pemberton, Corrina Rees, Alexia Rippy, Haley Smith, Meghann Stamps, Katie Storie, Sarah Elizabeth Struble, Ann Sullivan, Mallory Sullivan, Natalie Tuck, Haley Wagner and Blakesly Warren.

As of June 26, Pei-chun Chen, Courtney Shelton and Haley Ann Wilson were on waiting list/pending gueue.

The entry deadline is July 16 at 5 p.m. CDT.


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