EWGA Semi-final Championship Winners Advance to Final Round in Largest U.S. Amateur Women’s Golf Competition

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., August 17, 2011 – Robin Banner, the 2008 and 2009 low net winner of the EWGA Championship was the medalist at this year's EWGA semi-final for the Eastern Midwest area of the Executive Women's Golf Association held on Saturday, August 13 at Cattails at Meadowview in Kingsport, Tennessee. She and the other first place gross and net winners in each flight advance to the final round of the EWGA Championship, considered the largest amateur women's golf competition in the United States.

The 36-hole championship finals will be held at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Desert Willow Golf Club in Palm Desert, California on October 21 -22, 2011. Now in its 16th year, this annual nationwide competition attracts over 2460 participants.

The EWGA Championship begins at the chapter level with members competing in individual stoke play in five flights based on USGA handicaps and a scramble team competition. First place low gross and low net winners in each flight and the winning scramble team advance to one of the 15 semi-final competitions held throughout the United States.

The eight EWGA chapters represented in the Eastern Midwest area include Asheville Area, Central Arkansas, Greater Knoxville, Huntsville, Memphis, Middle Tennessee (Nashville), St. Louis and Tri-Cities of Northeast TN.

The EWGA semi-final winners for the Eastern Midwest area are:

* indicates won sudden death playoff   ** indicates won scorecard playoff

Championship Flight (handicap 0 – 12.0)

1st Low Gross: Robin Banner, Knoxville, TN, Greater Knoxville chapter - 74

2nd Low Gross: Shelly Steel, Nashville, TN, Middle Tennessee (Nashville) chapter - 92

1st Low Net: Rebecca Redus, Maumelle, AR, Central Arkansas chapter - 78

2nd Low Net: Melissa Finley, Morristown, TN, Greater Knoxville chapter - 90

First Flight (handicap 12.1 – 19)

1st Low Gross: Angie Grizzle, Johnson City, TN, Tri-Cities of Northeast TN chapter – 88*
2nd Low Gross:  Kimberly Mills, Knoxville, TN, Greater Knoxville chapter - 89
3rd Low Gross: Marceia Cox, Bartlett, TN, Memphis chapter - 91

1st Low Net: Nannette Baker, St Louis, MO, St Louis chapter - 70
2nd Low Net: Joni Kies, Goodlettsville, TN, Middle Tennessee (Nashville) chapter - 72
3rd Low Net: Paula Palk, Hermitage, TN, Middle Tennessee (Nashville) chapter - 78

Second Flight (handicap 19.1 – 25)

1st Low Gross: Margaret Brenneman, Knoxville, TN, Greater Knoxville chapter - 94
2nd Low Gross: Jennifer Lewis, Jefferson City, TN, Greater Knoxville chapter - 95
3rd Low Gross: Arlene Dahl, Maumelle, AR, Central Arkansas chapter - 107

1st Low Net: Jana Scarborough, Johnson City, TN, Tri-Cities of Northeast TN chapter - 73
2nd Low Net: Gretchen Evanco, Hot Springs Village, AR, Central Arkansas chapter - 77
3rd Low Net: Rebecca Pecher, St Louis, MO, St Louis chapter - 82

Third Flight (handicap 25.1 – 32)

1st Low Gross: Judy Finch, Harvest, AL, Huntsville chapter - 105
2nd Low Gross: Patricia Means, Maryland Heights, MO, St Louis chapter – 106
3rd Low Gross: Cynthia Humphrey, Johnson City, TN, Tri-Cities of Northeast TN chapter - 109

1st Low Net: Darlene East, Knoxville, TN, Greater Knoxville chapter - 74
2nd Low Net: Patti McCarver, Brentwood, TN, Middle Tennessee (Nashville) chapter - 79
3rd Low Net: Carol Channell, Knoxville, TN, Knoxville chapter - 82

Fourth Flight (handicap 32.1 – 40.4)

1st Low Gross: Tracey Courtney, Knoxville, TN, Greater Knoxville chapter - 107

2nd Low Gross: Nancy Rodney, St Louis, MO, St Louis chapter - 130
3rd Low Gross: Jackie Kirkey, Weaverville, NC, Asheville Area chapter - 142

1st Low Net: Faye Siegel, St Louis, MO, St Louis chapter - 81

2nd Low Net: Shelia Hershey, Madison, AL, Huntsville chapter - 94

Scramble Division
First Place: Central Arkansas chapter – 65

Tiffany Young, Maumelle, AR                                                      Jill Steinhauer, Maumelle, AR

Debra Tomlinson, Maumelle, AR                           Sherry Hamilton, Maumelle, AR

Second Place: Tri-Cities of Northeast TN chapter – 69

Sador Black, Kingsport, TN                                                           Marilyn Martin, Church Hill, TN

Angie Peters, Kingsport, TN                                                         Jan Compton, Bristol, TN

Third Place:  Middle Tennessee (Nashville) chapter – 71**

Donna Ruggles, Goodlettsville, TN                        Cindy Taylor, Clarksville, TN

Lynn Osborn, Goodlettsville, TN                           Frances Coffland, Nashville, TN

Since its founding in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA has welcomed more than 100,000 women into the game of golf, connecting them to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and for fun.  This tax-exempt association delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for new and experienced golfers at local chapters throughout the United States and international chapters in Canada. The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information about the association and its membership, visit

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