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Women's Western Amateur Golf Championship
June 12 - 17 2017
Elmhurst, IL

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River Forest Country Club
15 West 468 Grand Avenue
Elmhurst, IL  60126
phone: (630) 279-5444
url: www.riverforestcc.org

Tournament Overview

Field: Limited to the low 144 players. Foreign entries are welcome. Format: Match Play. Tournament played at scratch. 36-hole stroke-play qualifying round. Low 64 qualifiers shall constitute the Championship flight with the final round being 36 holes. All other players will qualify into flights of 16 with the final round being 18 holes. No consolation. Entry Requirements: Entries are open to amateur golfers who (1) were females at birth, (2) have an 18-hole USGA Handicap Index of 10.4 or less, (3) are members of a golf club or golf organization/association that is a current member of the WWGA. Caddies: All players shall walk. A player may provide her own caddie, carry her bag or employ a club caddie, if available. A player may caddie for another player. Awards: W. A. Alexander Cup – Champion; ‘Babe’ Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Trophy – Finalist; Margaret Lenz Trophy – Medalist; Augustus Maschmeyer Cup – four players from the same state; Derby Cup – two players from the same club.

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Results Archive:

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Place  Pts
WinOHJillian HollisRocky River, OH800
Runner-upPhilippinesMikhaeka FortunaPhilippines500
SemifinalsTNSophia SchubertOak Ridge, TN350
SemifinalsCTKelly WhaleyFarmington, CT350
MedalistFLAbbey CarlsonLake Mary, FL300
QuarterfinalsKYLydia GummRadcliff, KY200
QuarterfinalsCanadaMaddie SzerykCanada200
QuarterfinalsCanadaGrace St. GermainCanada200
QuarterfinalsFLAugust KimSt. Augustine, FL200
Final 16NEDanielle LemekDoniphan, NE100
Final 16OHHaylee HarfordLeavittsburg, OH100
Final 16NCAnna ReddingConcord, NC100
Final 16TXJordy LaBarberaAllen, TX100
Final 16CABrigitte DunneCamarillo, CA100
Final 16AustraliaGabriela RuffelsAustralia100
Final 16FLKaren MiyamotoWindermere, FL100
Final 16OHHalley MorellBrecksville, OH100

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History of the WWGA The Founding of the WWGA by Tim Cronin

WWGA founded in 1901 under sponsorship of Western Golf Association...

1901 - First Amateur Championship played... held without interruption since inception... 1903 - Membership originally limited to clubs within 500 miles of Chicago, west of the Allegheny Mountains - thus the name "Women's Western"... 1907 - Membership grows to 33 clubs in five Midwestern states... 1920 - WWGA Junior Championship introduced... 1920's - Derby Medal Invitational inaugurated - held through 1941... 1930 - Women's Western Open established. Considered a major championship in women's professional golf until discontinued in 1967... 1971 - Women's Western Golf Foundation formed. 1979 - WWGA Senior Championship established... 2000 - Represented by more than 550 Member Clubs, the WWGA embraces over 50,000 women nationwide...

The Women's Western Golf Association is one of the oldest and most revered organizations in the United States. 80 dedicated Directors from across the country volunteer their time and talent to running the not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. There are no paid Directors on the Board.

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