15-year-old Shoemaker Finishes 2nd at Historic South Atlantic Women's Amateur

January 11, 2021

ORMOND BEACH, FLA. - Three-time NYS Girls' Junior Amateur champion Bailey Shoemaker finished as runner-up during the 2021 South Atlantic Women's Amateur Championship hosted by Oceanside Country Club in Florida.

The 15-year-old bounced back from a 77 on Friday, posting a final round even-par 72 to finish five shots back from winner Ellen Hume, a native of England and current member of the Ole Miss Women's Golf team.

Shoemaker's tournament total (69-70-77-72) was enough for solo second at 288.

After an opening round highlighted by seven birdies, she was co-leading the field of mostly top college players. Through two rounds (both under par), she held the solo lead.

Related: Final Leaderboard

Last year, she finished the historic event tied for 5th. The West Edmeston native is verbally committed to USC for 2023.

The Empire State rising star kicked off the new year by playing in seven consecutive tournament rounds. Just a day before "The Sally", Shoemaker wrapped up the Women's Orlando International Amateur in tie for 5th place.

The South Atlantic Women's Amateur Championship, also known as "The Sally" Tournament dates back to 1926 and continues to field contestants from around the world. The weeklong stroke play event held in January, is one of the oldest surviving amateur golf classics in the country. 

Sally Atlantic Women's Amateur Championship
Oceanside Country Club - Par 72

Final Results - Top 5

1. Ellen Hume71-72-71-69--283
2. Bailey Shoemaker69-70-77-72--288
3. Cindy Kou76-68-73-72--289
4. Gina Kim73-73-72-73--291
5. Helen Tammy Kreuzer71-76-73-72--292