Congratulations to all those who participated in the amateur and CONGRATS to mid-amateur champion TARA FLEMING!
NJSGA.com story below:
In the concurrent Fourth NJSGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, 2015 champion Tara Fleming of New Jersey National fired a two-over-74 for a 158 total to win by two shots over Adrienne MacLean of Somerset Hills (77-160). Susan Sardi of Cherry Valley (79-165) was third and Amy Loughney of Galloping Hill (85-166) was fourth in the field of 30.
Fleming is a former LPGA Tour player who lives in Jersey City and was part of the New Jersey team that won the U.S. Women’s National Team championship in 2014 with Alice Chen and Cindy Ha of Valley Brook.
On Tuesday, she shot 12-over-par 84, but rallied Wednesday with a two-over 74.
“I’ve played here many times and was certainly disappointed with the 84,” said Fleming, 50, a resident of Jersey City. “But I was really nervous and was rushing my shots. I had more putts than shots. I guess I was nervous because I haven’ played a lot this year, and because this tournament means so much to me.”
Fleming, the first two-time champion in the Mid-Amateur, punctuated the 74 with a 60-foot chip from off the green on Hole No. 18.
“I’m looking forward to playing in the U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur qualifier at Forest Hill Field Club in a couple of weeks (August 15). It will be nice for me. I’ll be the baby in the bunch.”
Fleming will also be playing in the match-play portion of the NJSGA Women’s Amateur Championship beginning Wednesday morning.
“I like playing against younger players. It makes you dig down,” she said.