PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, November 16, 2011 – The 12-woman team from the Washington D.C. chapter won the first national match play championship for the EWGA Champions Cup. Held at Orlando's Reunion Resort on Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13, nine teams from throughout the country competed in 36 holes of singles match play over the two days. The DC team led the first day with 8.5 points, closely followed by the Windy City Babes from Chicago with 8 points. Washington held on to add 7.5 points on Sunday for a winning total of 16. Chicago placed 2nd with 15 points and San Diego came in 3rd with a 13 point total.
The winners of the first EWGA Champions Cup on the Washington DC match play team include:
Teena Lee, Gaithersburg, MD Pamela Mann, Great Mills, MD
Melissa Holland, Leesburg, VA Nancy New, South Riding, VA
Ellen Manges, Arlington, VA MaryAnn Graham, Bristow, VA
Karen Sroka, Bowie, MD Holly Warner, Reston, VA
Deborah Dunham, Annandale, VA Jane Westbay, Alexandria, VA
Linda Maslow, Washington, DC Jeanne Tirado, Bowie, MD
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About the EWGA Champions Cup
The EWGA Champions Cup is a new women's amateur team match play competition conducted by the EWGA. The two stages of competition included eight regional qualifiers, with 36 holes of singles match play completed over two days. The winning teams, including two teams from the Northeast region, advanced to the Champions Cup National event at Reunion Resort.
To qualify to play in the Champions Cup, members needed an established USGA handicap index. Twelve player teams were formed from participating chapter members with the lowest handicaps. Chapters with less than 12 eligible players were combined to form a complete team.
The teams that advanced to the competion for the Champions Cup included Orlando, Central New York (Syracuse), Westchester NY (Westchester Eagles), San Diego, Washington DC, Chicago Metro (Windy City Babes), Divot Divas (from Texas, Tenn., St Louis and Little Rock), The Green Team (from Colorado, California and Idaho) and One Birdie Short of a Dozen (New Jersey and Delaware).
Since it was founded in 1991, the EWGA has welcomed more than 100,000 women into the game, connecting them to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and fun. This tax-exempt association delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers. The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information about the association and its membership, visit www.ewga.com.