Iida and Waynick Champions at Arizona Women's Match Play
Senior Champion Liz Waynick (left) and Open Champion Saki Iida (right) (AWGA photo)
Senior Champion Liz Waynick (left) and Open Champion Saki Iida (right) (AWGA photo)

SCOTSDALE, Ariz. (June 19, 2015) The Arizona Women's State Match Play Championship concluded this week at Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.. The Championship is put on by the Arizona Women's Golf Association and consisted of both an open division and a senior division.

Saki Iida of Chandler, Ariz. claimed the trophy in the open division without much trouble, avenging her runner-up finish last year. After getting through the first round with a bye, Iida won the semifinal match 4&3 versus Alexa Schendelman. She kept her momentum going with a 4&2 victory against Carly Akine in the Championship match. Lida will be a junior at Arizona State this upcoming fall.

In the senior division, Liz Waynick battled through two tough matches on her way to winning the trophy. After cruising through her first match, Waynick had to work hard to beat her semifinal opponent Julia Sedate 2&1. From there, Waynick would go on to face Kelly Loeb and finish the match in the same fashion with a 2&1 victory.

ABOUT THE Arizona Women's Match Play

Tournaments are open to amateur golfers: Who were females at birth. Who are AWGA members in good standing for at least 30 days prior to the first day of the tournament. Who are 14 years of age of older. If between the ages of 14 and 17, they must have a handicap index of 12.0 or less. Who have a USGA handicap index. Entrants must have an official USGA handicap index that computes to no greater than a 36 on the competition course, with the exception of the 18 Hole State Medallion Club Team Tournament and the Seniors Championship where the maximum index will be a 40.4. The 9 Hole State Medallion Club Team Tournament shall be no greater than a 20.2 index. A 9-hole index must compute to no greater than an 18 handicap on the competition course. The handicap index in effect five (5) business days prior to the Tournament shall be used through out the Tournament. In team events where a maximum 10-stroke difference is required, the higher handicap player may lose no more than three (3) strokes to conform to the 10-stroke requirement.

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