Jeannie Seaver of Tarpon Springs, Fla., is the 2020-2021 Womens U.S. Amateur Champion. Seaver went undefeated through the 47-player field in her first U.S. Amateur Championship appearance.
“It was a very tough field. It’s a very prestigious title to win. A lot of the great players have won it, and now I’m one of them,” said Seaver after her victory.
Seaver defeated fellow Floridian Julia Sheerman of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., 9-3 in the Championship final held at Stroker’s in Palm Harbor, Fla.
“The first time we played, she crushed me in 8-Ball. Somehow I got lucky and won a few more than Julia in that final match,” said Seaver.
Seaver sent Sheerman to the one-loss side of the bracket in the hot-seat match, but Sheerman forced a rematch with a victory over Deanna Foster in the semifinal round.
Sheerman finished Runner-up in her first U.S. Amateur Championship appearance, while Foster finished in 3rd Place, her best U.S. Amateur Championship finish ever.
Seaver’s name will not only be added to the coveted Womens U.S. Amateur Championship trophy, but she’ll move on to compete in a Pro Event in 2022 and will return to defend her title next year.