Cathrea, JenQ Advance in California Women's Am

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2010) --2009 champion, Casie Cathrea advanced to the quarterfinals defeating Nicole Burtt of Cathedral City 5 & 3 and Michelle Xie of Palo Alto 5 & 4. Cathrea will face local, Joy Robinson of Pebble Beach in tomorrow's morning match.

Number two seed, Jenni JenQ of Saratoga also advanced, beating Nicole Gino of Laguna Hills 5 & 4 but needed an extra hole to take down 1998 champion Corey Weworski of Carlsbad. JanQ is set to play recent U.C. Davis graduate and current assistant golf coach for the U.C. Davis women's golf team, Lauren Dobashi.

Four time champion, Lynne Cowan of Davis beat Lynette Branch of San Luis Obispo 6 & 4, but was defeated in the afternoon match by Mitsue Lewis of San Diego 3 & 2. Lewis will meet Pebble Beach local and last year's medalist, Stephanie Sendell. Sendell advanced by beating CWAC committee chair, Sally Tomlinson 6 & 5 and Brittany Smith of Rancho Murieta in a close one up match.

Play will start Saturday morning at the Golf Club at Quail Lodge at 7:40 a.m.

ABOUT THE California Women's Amateur

The California Women’s Amateur Championship was founded in 1967 and played at Pebble Beach Golf Links until 1987 when the Championship was invited to Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, where the tournament remains to this day.

36-hole stroke play qualifying round, 18 holes each day, to determine 32 players for match play. Prizes will be awarded to the Champion, Runner-up, Semifinalists, Quarterfinalists and the 36-hole Low Gross Medalist from qualifying rounds.

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