Stackhouse wins GSGA Girls' 2009 Player of The Year
January 23, 2010
Stackhouse won her third-straight GSGA Girls’ Player of the Year title, thanks to victories in two statewide Championships and a runner-up finish in another. She becomes the first golfer to capture the honor three times since the Girls’ Player of the Year award was established in 1994.
Stackhouse, who won the Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship in 2007 and ’08, took Coble to 21 holes before falling in the final match to finish as runner-up.
Stackhouse made history at the Georgia Women’s Open, becoming the youngest champion in the 15-year history of the event. She outlasted professional Jackie Szymoniak in a one-hole playoff to pocket the title after shooting 5-under 139 over the first 36 holes.
It took a late rally and yet another playoff, but Stackhouse also successfully defended her GWGA Amateur Championship title. Stackhouse trailed Carter by five shots during the final round but managed to even things up after 54 holes of regulation. In the three-hole aggregate playoff, Stackhouse trailed Carter by a stroke going into the final hole, but birdied the hole to secure her second-straight playoff victory in this event.