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Cowan's Ford Advances at Cas W Club Team

Pictured: Cowan's Ford Country Club's Team (L-R) June Wang, Kathy Binkley, Peg Brady, Peggy Lea

1st Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship
Cowan's Ford
and Pinehurst Advance to Finals 

CONOVER, N.C. (November 8, 2017) -- Semifinal match play 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 Wednesday, November 8, 2017. (4,786 yards; Par: 34-36--70; Course/Slope Rating: 68.0/126)

Related: Championship Website

Wednesday's semifinal matches were as much a stamina and mental fortitude as they were a test of golf under intense weather conditions. Temperatures did not climb above 45 degrees and a light drizzle fell over the course for most of the day. No. 1 seed Cowan's Ford Country Club of Lake Norman, N.C. outlasted their Charlotte neighbors Carmel Country Club to advance to the match play final. The sides of Peg Brady - Peggy Lea and Kathy Binkley - June Wang each took 10 of the 18 available points to combine for a club team total of 20 points, four more than Carmel. On the other side of the bracket, Pinehurst Country Club defeated Pinehurst neighbors Pinewild Country Club. The Pinehurst side of Donna Tanner - Sue McDermott took 10.5 of the 18 available points and Kendra Muir - Sally Means followed suit, securing 10 points and the Pinehurst win with a combined 20.5 points. No. 3 seed Pinehurst Country Club will face No. 1 seed Cowan's Ford Country Club in the final match on Thursday.

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 were 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 were added together. The club team with the most points advanced to the final match on Thursday. The two losing clubs were placed in a consolation flight. Point totals will not carry over to Thursday; each club team will start with zero points in the final match.

After the first day of round robin four-ball match play in the First Flight, Rock Barn Golf & Spa A and Pinewood Country Club are tied for the lead with a point total of 21 points. In the First Flight, point totals from Wednesday will be added to point totals from Thursday to determine the First Flight winner. Each club team will play the other two club teams in 18-point four-ball matches over two days of competition.

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 8, 2017



Club Team

Club Team

Cowan's Ford Country Club (20 points) def.

Carmel Country Club (16 points)

Peg Brady - Peggy Lea (10 points)

Janis Romeo-Dinschel - Laura Quillin (8 points)

June Wang - Kathy Binkley (10 points)

Lauren Helbein - Blair Criminger (8 points)

Pinehurst Country Club (20.5 points) def.

Pinewild Country Club (15.5 points)

Donna Tanner - Sue McDermott (10.5 points)

Jo Ann Sluder - Paula Fitzpatrick (7.5 points)

Sally Means - Kendra Muir (10 points)

Ellen Connors - Kit Simpson (8 points)





Club Team


Rock Barn Golf & Spa A


Pam Congelosi - Kate Fogel


Pat Dickinson - Wendy Beasley


Pinewood Country Club


Karen Brookshire - Cindy Schroder


Ann Hogan - Dianne Wrenn


Rock Barn Golf & Spa B


Jean Hampton - Annette Brittain


Colleen Witmer - Debby Beck



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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