It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Dade City’s Bailey Shoemaker. Fresh off appearing in the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open from June 2 through June 5, Shoemaker won the 93rd Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) Women’s Amateur Championship on June 19 at Streamsong Golf Resort.
At 17, Shoemaker becomes the first junior golfer to win this championship. This also is her second FSGA championship victory, after winning the Women’s Four-Ball Championship with Madison Hewlett in 2020.
“This win is just so incredible,” Shoemaker said in a news release from FSGA. “It’s one of the oldest state championships, and there are so many iconic winners and people that have gone on to do great things as professionals and great things for the game. I am just so honored to be added to that list.”
The championship format was 36-hole stroke play for the first two rounds, then the field was cut down to 64 players and switched to single-elimination match play for six rounds. Shoemaker, who is committed to play collegiate golf at the University of Southern California, ended up playing 130 holes of golf over five days, after defeating University of Florida junior Maisie Filler, 3 and 2, in the final round.
It’s been a heck of a June for Shoemaker, too.
At the U.S. Open, Shoemaker finished tied at 48th, with a combined score of 293 (9 over par).
Shoemaker played well in the first three rounds, however, seemed to struggle in the final round on June 5 when she shot an 8-over-par 79. Her best round came on Day 2 when she shot a 1-under 70.