PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The legendary PGA National Resort & Spa, home of the Honda Classic, was the hosting facility for the final leg of the Executive Women’s Golf Association EWGA Championship. The 2-day event was held on PGA National’s Palmer and Squire Courses.
Defending Champion Rachel Moreaux (EWGA Sonoma-Marin-Napa, CA Chapter) was the overall winner with scores 71 – 78 = 149 Gross (149 Net). Local resident and 2006 and 2009 winner Pat Ayres (Port St. Lucie resident and member of the EWGA Palm Beach County, FL Chapter) won 2nd
place with a score of 82 – 78 = 160 (158 Net). The winners of the scramble team division were EWGA’s Houston, TX Chapter. Team members were Cay Dickson; Team Captain, Stephanie Flower; Robin Famiglietti; and Lynne Hoyt. Their two day total was 134. Also notable among the scramble teams was Elaine King of the Palm Springs-Desert Cities, CA chapter who aced hole #13 on the Palmer Course during Saturday’s round.
The EWGA Championship started in 1995 and it has grown to be the largest women’s amateur golf competition in the world. The tournament attracts more than 200 EWGA participants from across the United States and Canada. The EWGA was founded in 1991 and is localy headquartered here in Palm Beach Gardens; the EWGA has impacted more than 100,000 members in its 21-year history by creating sustainable golf for women in 130 communities.
“We’re honored to host the EWGA Championship and help promote women’s golf,” says Joel Paige, vice president and managing director. “With five outstanding courses we’ll able to provide a layout perfect for every occasion from major championships to the golf vacation of a lifetime.” The EGWA socially impacts their communities via the EWGA Foundation which is a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for-profit organization funded through member contributions, donors, and various fundraising activities. The EWGA Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of women through the game of golf. The mission of the EWGA Foundation is to create and fund education and leadership programs for women of all ages.
Championship Flight: (1 – 12.0 Handicap)
Low Gross First Place: Rachael Moreaux (Sonoma-Marin-Napa, Calif. Chapter) – 149
Low Net First Place: Krista Wylder (Sacramento, Calif. Chapter) – 144
First Flight (12.1 – 19.0 Handicap)
Low Gross First Place: Caroline Berger (Atlanta, Ga. Chapter) – 173
Low Net First Place: Yang-Hai Wang (Greater Toronto, Ontario Chapter) – 144
Second Flight (19.1 – 25.0 Handicap)
Low Gross First Place: Dawn Filippine (Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, Mich. Chapter) – 185
Low Net First Place: Karen Biscaha (Sacramento, Calif. Chapter) – 133
Third Flight (25.1 – 32.0 Handicap)
Low Gross First Place: Edith Apuya (Los Angeles, Calif. Chapter) – 196
Low Net First Place: Lori Maxwell (Cleveland, OH Chapter) – 131
Fourth Flight (32.1 – 40.4 Handicap)
Low Gross First Place: Janice Smith (Miami, Fla. Chapter) – 214
Low Net First Place: Ally Dees (San Antonio, TX Chapter) – 143
First Place: Houston, TX Chapter Team – 134
Captain Stephanie Flower
Ties for first place were determined by sudden death playoffs and scorecard playoffs were used to determine ties for second and third place.
Complete results can be found at http://www.ewgachampionship.com.