U.S. WOMEN'S MID-AMATEUR
Meet the Quarterfinalists September 13, 2016 | Erie, Pa.

Meghan Stasi is in search of what would be a record fifth U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur victory. (USGA/Fred Vuich)

U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Home

Olivia Herrick, 28, of Roseville, Minn. (No. 13 seed)

  • Competing in her fourth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and 10th USGA individual championship
  • 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results:
        o   Round of 64, defeated Andrea Kraus, 4 and 3
        o   Round of 32, defeated 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Corey Weworski, 20 holes
        o   Round of 16, defeated Liliana Ruiz, 2 up
  • Winner of multiple Minnesota Golf Association and Minnesota Women’s Public Golf Association titles, including the 2009 Women’s Amateur and 2016 Women’s Match-Play championships
  • Serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Golf Association
  • A 2010 graduate of Drake University
  • Owns her own graphic design company
  • Married to Bror Herrick


Amanda Jacobs, 28, of Portland, Ore. (No. 12)

  • Competing in her third U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and fourth USGA individual championship
  • 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results:
    o   Round of 64, defeated Kathy Kurata, 5 and 4
    o   Round of 32, defeated Eleana Collins, 3 and 2
    o   Round of 16, defeated Dawn Woodard, 1 up
  • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) 2016 Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and runner-up in 2015
  • Winner of the 2015 Washington State Golf Association’s Women’s Mid-Amateur
  • Named the PNGA 2015 Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • A 2010 graduate of the University of Idaho and a 2014 graduate of Seattle University
  • A heating and air conditioning contractor


Shannon Johnson, 33, of Norton, Mass. (No. 1)

  • Competing in her third U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and ninth USGA individual championship
  • 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results:
     o   Stroke-play co-medalist with Julia Potter
    o   Round of 64, defeated Staci Creech, 5 and 3
    o   Round of 32, defeated Katrin Wolfe, 5 and 4
    o   Round of 16, defeated Kayla Eckelcamp, 3 and 2
  • Winner of 12 South Dakota Golf Association titles, including the 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 Women’s Amateur Championships
  • In 2011, she became the first player to win the South Dakota Women’s Amateur, Women’s Match-Play, Two-Woman and Girls’ Junior titles in the same year
  • A 2006 graduate of Indiana University
  • Works as a sales representative for Ping


Katie Miller, 31, of Jeannette, Pa. (No. 10)

  • Competing in her third U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and eighth USGA individual championship
  • 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results:
    o   Round of 64, defeated Tiffany Maurycy,  5 and 3
    o   Round of 32, defeated Kristyl Sunderman, 1 up
    o   Round of 16, defeated 2009 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Martha Leach, 7 and 5
  • Winner of the 2007 and 2015 Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur Championships
  • Winner of the 2016 Women’s International Four-Ball with partner Charlotte Daughan
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball with partner Kristen Obush
  • Earned amateur reinstatement in 2013
  • A 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina


Julia Potter, 28, of Indianapolis, Ind. (No. 2)

  • Competing in her fourth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and sixth USGA individual championship
  • Winner of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, where she defeated Margaret Shirley-Starosto in 19 holes, and also earned stroke-play medalist honors
  • Runner-up in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, losing to Margaret Shirley-Starosto
  • 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results:
    o   Stroke-play co-medalist with Shannon Johnson
    o   Round of 64, defeated Kareen Markle, 4 and 3
    o   Round of 32, defeated Audrey Akins, 19 holes
    o   Round of 16, defeated Whitney Britton, 4 and 3
  • Winner of the 2016 Indiana Women’s Open Championship
  • Winner of the 2007, 2008, 2014 and 2015 Indiana Women’s Amateurs
  • Earned amateur reinstatement in 2012
  • A 2011 graduate of the University of Missouri
  • Director of marketing for the Indiana Golf Office


Patricia Schremmer, 51, of Honolulu, Hawaii (No. 51)

  • Playing in her first U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and fourth USGA individual championship
  • 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results:
    o   Round of 64, defeated Emily Abernathy, 1 up
    o   Round of 32, defeated Renata Young, 5 and 4
    o   Round of 16, defeated Christina Proteau, 2 and 1
  • Earned amateur reinstatement in 2014
  • Also in the field for next week’s U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
  • A 1988 graduate of the University of South Florida
  • Married to Mike Schremmer, with daughters Mason, Lola and Scarlett
  • Her daughters compete in international surfing competitions


Margaret Shirley-Starosto, 30, of Woodstock, Ga. (No. 8)

  • Competing in her fifth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and 15th USGA individual championship
  • Winner of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, where she defeated Julia Potter, 5 and 3, and also earned stroke-play medalist honors
  • Runner-up in the 2013 and 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs, falling to Julia Potter and Lauren Greenlief, respectively
  • Just the 12th player to compete in the same USGA individual championship match-play final in three consecutive years, joining the likes of Tiger Woods, Hollis Stacy and Juli Inkster
  • 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results:
    o   Round of 64, defeated Lauren Cupp, 2 and 1
    o   Round of 32, defeated Jordan Craig, 4 and 3
    o   Round of 16, defeated Maggie Leef, 5 and 4
  • Competed for the victorious Georgia team in the 2015 USGA Women’s State Team Championship
  • Competed in the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur conducted at The Kahkwa Club, where she lost in the Round of 16 to current LPGA Tour player Sun Young Yoo
  • Winner of the 2006, 2008 and 2013 Georgia Women’s Open
  • Winner of the 2011 Georgia Women’s Match-Play Championship
  • Earned amateur reinstatement in July 2010
  • A 2008 graduate of Auburn University
  • Executive director for Atlanta Junior Golf, which hosts 90 one-day golf tournaments for juniors ages 7-18
  • Served as assistant women’s golf coach at the University of Georgia and Auburn University
  • Married to Michael Starosto


Meghan Stasi, 38, of Oakland Park, Fla. (No. 6)

  • Competing in her 11th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and 24th USGA individual championship
  • Winner of the 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs:
    o   2006, defeated Thuhashini Selvaratnam, 5 and 4
    o   2007, defeated Kerry Postillion, 1 up
    o   2010, defeated Carol Robertson, 2 up
    o   2012, defeated Liz Waynick, 6 and 5
  • 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur results:
    o   Round of 64, defeated Carrie Chambers, 6 and 5
    o   Round of 32, defeated Carmen Titus, 7 and 5
    o   Round of 16, defeated Emilie Meason, 2 up
  • Represented the USA in the 2008 Curtis Cup Match
  • Competed in the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur  conducted at The Kahkwa Club, where she was eliminated in the playoff for the final match-play berths
  • Winner of the 2012 Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship
  • Winner of the 2010 and 2012 Florida Women’s Amateur Championships
  • Winner of the 2013, 2014 and 2016 Florida Women’s Mid-Amateurs
  • A 2000 graduate of Tulane University
  • Owns and operates a seafood restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Married to Danny Stasi

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