Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 9, 2012

Women’s Open field complete with 106 golfers

CROSSVILLE — The field for the 2012 Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open is now complete, as 106 women — 54 amateurs and 52 professionals — have entered the July 19-21 tournament at Stonehenge Golf Club.

Defending champion Kendall Martindale, along with 2006 champion Kathleen Robinson and 2012 Golf Channel Big Break participant Allison Micheletti will be headling the tournament field.

As of July 6, Sarah Almond (pro), Heather Angel (pro),Ashley Averitt, Megan Beane, Alexis Bennett (pro), Brittany Benvenuto (pro), Lindsey Bergeon (pro), Stacy Bieber (pro), Evelyn Blackman, Ginny Brown (pro), Kameron Carter (pro), Logan Cass, Lori Cate (pro), Clarissa Childs (pro), Kellie Chrestman, Natalie Chrisopoulus, Riley Cooper, Haley Cothran, Andrea Cropper, Simone De Souza (pro), Melissa Dziabo (pro), Taryn Durham (pro), Evin Edens, Eva Marie Fowler, Jillian Fraccola (pro), May Frederiksen (pro), Mary Funk, Avery George, Cathy Gerring (pro), Merrilyn Gibbs (pro), Alexandra Gibson (pro), Sofia Gorelik (pro), Ashley Haggard, Morgan Hale, Chelsea R. Harris (pro), Jessica Hauser (pro), Anna Heim, Jill Hinton, Katya Hoffman, Jennifer Hong (pro), Rachel A. Ingram (pro), Rachel Ingram (pro), Alex Jasper, Laura Jansome (pro), Veronica Karaman (pro), Samantha Kahn, Kim Spangler Klein (pro), Allie Knight, Vikki Laing (pro), Megan Leineweber (pro), Olivia Love, Mo Martin (pro), Susan Martin (pro), Kendall Martindale, Anne Mason, Aubrey McCormick (pro), Ally McDonald, Sarah McFarlin, Amanda McPhee (pro), Allison Micheletti (pro), Lauren Mielbrecht (pro), Annie Miles (pro), Emily Miller, Ellen Mitchell, Kathlene Mitchell, Esther Moon (pro), Mary Alice Murphy, Margie Muzik (pro), Anne Marie Palli (pro), Katie Parrott, Kelli Pemberton, Brittany Penny (pro), Jaime Pierce, Kristin Price, Riley Mae Rennell, Alexa Brooke Rippy, Kathleen Robinson (pro), Jean Roise, Ashlee Rose, Shelby Sain, Jayne Sayden, Christina Lecuyer Salter (pro), Maren Scoggins, Roberta Elaine Sentel, Jessica Smith (pro), Stephanie Smith, Emily Stallings, Suzanne Stanley, Amanda Steinhagen, Danielle Stewart, Lauren Stratton, Shay Sullivan, Elise Swartout (pro), Samantha Swinehart, Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, Tessa Teachman (pro), Julie Tomlinson (pro), Lydia Triplett, Natalie Turk, Kayla Turner, Whitney Wade (pro), Tanya Wadhwa (pro), Ashleigh Whisenant, Emily Williams, Tyler Williams (pro), Megan Williamson and Haley Ann Wilson (pro) were in the field.

Childs and Lecuyer Salter were in a four-way for third place last season at even par 216, and were among the 60 players to make the cut for the final round. Several of the above survived the cut in 2011.

Several of the pros are members of Symetra LPGA futures tour.

This is the ninth straight year the tournament has been held in Crossville. Leah Hart won the first tournament held here in 2004, while Courtney Wood is only two-time winner (2002 and 2005). No one has won back-to-back titles. Robinson has a chance to win her second title.

The city of Crossville and the Tennessee Golf Association has announced a special incentive to this year’s tournament.

Spectators attending the final round will be eligible to enter an unbelievable vacation package drawing.

The vacation package includes the following:

•3 day/2 night stay at the Renaissance Resort in the World Golf Village (St. Augustine, FL),

• Round of golf for two on the Slammer and Squire Golf Course,

•Two tickets to the World Golf Hall of Fame and the IMAX Theater and,

•½ hour lesson for two at the PGA Tour Golf Academy.

Spectators much be present to win.

“This is a much anticipated event for our community, and we look forward each year to hosting some of the best women golfers from, not only Tennessee but in the country. It’s just one more reason why the city of Crossville is the Golf Capital of Tennessee. We are proud to partner with the TGA, the Fairfield Glade golf staff and the Glade community that helps make this event so special,” stated Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III.

The 2012 Women’s Open marks the fourth year the tournament has been at Fairfield Glade’s Stonehenge Golf Club and the ninth straight year the city of Crossville has played host to this prestigious event. 

For more information or to volunteer during the tournament, contact the Stonehenge golf staff at 484-3731. Don’t forget to visit tnwomensopen.com for up-to-date tournament details.

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