2019 Peach-Palmetto Women’s Showdown - Team Georgia

The inaugural Peach-Palmetto Women's Showdown will take place November 17-18 at Reynolds Lake Oconee - Preserve Course in Greensboro, Georgia.

Eligibility
Each association will be represented by the top four eligible mid-amateur and top four eligible senior amateur finishers in their respective Women’s Player of the Year and Senior Women’s Player of the Year points’ lists or via another method approved by each golf association. If not enough point earning mid-amateur players are available, a senior may play as a mid-amateur. For the purposes of this competition mid-amateur shall be defined as over 21 and not currently enrolled in college.  Team members must be residents of the states of Georgia or South Carolina, complying with the respective state’s requirements of residency and age. 

Championship Format
Day One 
- Four Four-Ball Matches in the morning 
- Four Foursome matches in the afternoon
Day Two 
- Eight singles matches.  
- Each match shall be scored in the Nassau scoring format consisting of one point for the front nine match, one point for the back nine match and one point for the overall match totaling three possible points per match totaling twenty-four points on day one and twenty-four points on day two.  

Meet Team Georgia below.

Maggie Ashmore - Kingston, Ga.

College Attended: Augusta University

- Finished fourth in 2019 Georgia Women's Amateur Championship
- Posted second lowest all-time individual season scoring average in Augusta University history in 2018-2019 (73.41)
- Runner-up at 2018 Georgia Women's Amateur Championship
- Tied for fifth in 2017 Georgia Top 60 Women's Classic

Laura Coble - Augusta, Ga.

College Attended: University of Georgia/Augusta College
Occupation: Sales Account Manager
USGA Championships Played In: 40+

- Georgia Golf Hall of Famer (Class of 2013)
- Two-time GSGA Tommy Barnes Award winner (2005, 2009)
- Ten-time GSGA Women's Player of the Year (2002-2007, 2009-2012)
- Two-time GSGA Senior Women's Player of the Year (2016-2017)
- Six-time Georgia Women's Amateur Champion (1999, 2003-2005, 2007, 2012)
- Nine-time Georgia Women's Match Play Champion (1999, 2001-2005, 2009-2010, 2012)
- 2004 Georgia Women's Open Champion

"I am honored to represent Team Georgia in this inaugural event."

Sarah Gallagher - Canton, Ga.

College Attended: University of Florida
Occupation: Teacher
USGA Championships Played In: 6

- Advanced to match play at 2019 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
- Runner-up in 2019 Georgia Top 60 Women's Classic
- Two-time All-SEC selection

"I’m honored to have been chosen as a member of the team and look forward to some fun matches."

Cheryl Grigg - Sea Island, Ga.

College Attended: Southern Oregon State College/University of Oregon
USGA Championships Played In: 8

- 2019 Georgia Senior Women's Match Play Champion
- Advanced to Round of 16 at 2019 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
- Top-three finish in 2017 & 2018 Georgia Senior Women's Championships
- Selected to represent North America in 2016 Senior Women's International Matches

"I am deeply honored to be selected to the Georgia team for the inaugural Peach-Palmetto Women's Showdown and having the opportunity to be 'led into battle' by our esteemed captain, Martha Kirouac. We have a terrific team, and I look forward to playing these matches against a talented South Carolina team. It's going to be so much fun."

 

Deb Jackson - Johns Creek, Ga.

College Attended: Emory University
Occupation: Retired From Telecom Industry
USGA Championships Played In: 5

- 2019 Georgia Senior Women's Champion
- Qualified for 2019 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship
- Advanced to semifinals of 2018 & 2019 Georgia Senior Women's Match Play Championships
- Top-ten at 2017 Georgia Senior Women's Championship

"I played team sports almost exclusively growing up and into adulthood. I didn't start playing golf until I was in my 30s, so I didn't experience team golf in school. Playing in the team matches unites my love of golf with my passion for teamsports. It's very special."

Brenda Pictor - Marietta, Ga.

College Attended: Mississippi University for Women
Occupation: Retired From Commerical Real Estate
USGA Championships Played In: 33

- Georgia Golf Hall of Famer (Class of 2020 inductee)
- Two-time GSGA Tommy Barnes Award winner (2010-2011)
- Ten-time GSGA Senior Women's Player of the Year (2007-2015, 2018)
- Two-time Georgia Women's Amateur Champion (1994, 2014)
- Seven-time Georgia Senior Women's Champion (2007, 2009-2013, 2017)
- Four-time Georgia Senior Women's Match Play Champion (2011, 2013-2014, 2018)
 

"I am so honored to represent the GSGA and women's golf in Georgia. The commaraderie of team play is one of the best golf experiences one can enjoy."

Margaret Starosto - Woodstock, Ga.

College Attended: Auburn University
Occupation: Stay-At-Home Mom
USGA Championships Played In: 21

- 2014 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Champion
- Top-five finish at 2019 Georgia Top 60 Women's Classic
- 2014 GSGA Tommy Barnes Award winner
- Two-time GSGA Women's Player of the Year (2014-2015)
- Three-time Georgia Women's Open Champion (2006, 2008, 2013)

"It is always an honor to represent Georgia, and I am extremely excited to be apart of the first ever Peach-Palmetto Women's Showdown."

Ket P. Vanderpool - Marietta, Ga.

College Attended: Kennesaw State University
Occupation: Real Estate
USGA Championships Played In: 5

- Advanced to Round of 16 at U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship
- Runner-up in 2019 Georgia Women's Amateur
- Top-ten at 2019 Georgia Top 60 Women's Classic
- Advanced to Round of 32 at 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur and U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links

"I am so honored to represent Georgia. It is my first time playing for Georgia as well as this particular format. I am thrilled and can't wait to meet everyone on the team."

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The Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) is the governing body of golf in Georgia and serves as an Allied Golf Association to the United States Golf Association (USGA). Membership in the GSGA is open to all golfers, facilities and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers that join the GSGA have access to invaluable resources that allow them to advance their knowledge of the game and numerous opportunities to play in both competitive and fun, casual events. By becoming a member of the GSGA, you will be joining a community that includes more than 350 clubs and 75,000 golfers who all have one thing in common: a passion for the game of golf.