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Cowan's Ford No. 1 Seed in Cas W Club Team


1st Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship
Cowan's Ford Country Club Takes No. 1 Seed

CONOVER, N.C. (November 7, 2017) -- First round, stroke play qualifying results of the inaugural Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship hosted by Rock Barn Golf & Spa on the Jackson Course in Conover, N.C. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (4,786 yards; Par: 34-36--70; Course/Slope Rating: 68.0/126)

Related: Championship Website

It was a dreary day in Conover, N.C. for the stroke play qualifying round of the inaugural Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship. Play was suspended for over an hour after most teams had completed five holes, but daylight held steady and players were able to finish the first round. Cowan's Ford Country Club of Lake Norman, N.C. finished the day with a team total of 3-over-par 143 to claim medalist honors and the No. 1 seed in match play. The Cowan's Ford side of Peg Brady and Peggy Lea was the only side under par in round one, finishing with a 35-34--69. The other Cowan's Ford side of June Wang and Kathy Binkley finished with and four-over-par 74. Cowan's Ford Country Club will face their Charlotte, N.C. neighbors in match play on Wednesday, No. 4 seed Carmel Country Club. No. 2 seed Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst, N.C. finished six strokes back of Cowan's Ford at 9-over-par 149. In the second match of the Championship Flight, Pinewild Country Club will face their Pinehurst, N.C. neighbors Pinehurst Country Club.

The top-four clubs from Tuesday's stroke play qualifying round advanced to the match play semifinals of the Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship to compete for the inaugural title. Semifinal four-ball matches are worth 18 points (one point per hole). At the end of each four-ball match, points from both two-player sides of the club team will be added together. The club team with the most points will advance to the final match on Thursday. The two losing clubs will be placed in a consolation flight.

The remaining three clubs, Rock Barn Golf & Spa A (168), Rock Barn Golf & Spa B (190) and Pinewood Country Club (193) were placed in the First Flight. The first flight will play a two-day round robin four-ball match play format. Each club team will play the other two club teams in 18-point four-ball matches. The club team with the most cumulative points after the final round will win the first flight.

Eligibility: Any CGA member club may enter a team of four female golfers who belong to that club into the Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship. Every member of the team must hold an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at the CGA member club they are representing. Members of the team must also meet the following eligibility policies: entry is open to any female amateur golfer who has reached her 13th birthday by November 7, 2017, is a legal resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index®.

1st Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship

Rock Barn Golf & Spa
November 7, 2017


Club Team


Cowan's Ford Country Club, Lake Norman, N.C.


Peg Brady - Peggy Lea


June Wang - Kathy Binkley 


Pinewild Country Club, Pinehurst, N.C.


Ellen Connors - Kit Simpson


Jo Ann Sluder - Paula Fitzpatrick


Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, N.C.


Donna Tanner - Sue McDermott


Sally Means - Kendra Muir


Carmel Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.


Janis Romeo-Dinschel - Laura Quillin


Lauren Helbein - Blair Criminger


Rock Barn Golf & Spa A, Conover, N.C.


Pam Congelosi - Kate Fogel


Pat Dickinson - Wendy Beasley


Rock Barn Golf & Spa B, Conover, N.C.


Jean Hampton - Annette Brittain


Colleen Witmer - Debby Beck


Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro, N.C.


Karen Brookshire - Ann Hogan


Cindy Schroder - Dianne Wrenn



Competition Schedule:
November 7
Round 1 – 18 holes four-ball stroke play
(shotgun start 10:00 a.m.)
Player’s Dinner and Pairings Party – 5:00 p.m. at Rock Barn CC

November 8
Round 2 – 18 holes four-ball match play
(shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.)

November 9
Round 3 – 18 holes four-ball match play
(shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.)
Lunch and awards immediately following play


About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.


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