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  2016


California Senior Women's Amateur Championship
at Poppy Hills

  June
  27-30
  2016

California Junior Girls' State Championship
at Monterey Peninsula Country Club (MPCC)
Starlet Flight is back!
June 27-28

  July
  26-30
  2016

50th Anniversary
of the California Women's Amateur Championship
at Quail Lodge
& Golf Club with
the final round on
Saturday played
at Pebble Beach
Golf Links




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Registration is now open for the
38TH CALIFORNIA SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
May 16-17 at Poppy Hills
 
Now an NCGA Senior Women's Player of the Year event!  
  
and the 
67TH CALIFORNIA JUNIOR GIRLS'
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

June 27-30 at MPCC

   

 STARLET FLIGHT
June 27-28 at MPCC
  
Check out what's new this year!
 
and the 
50TH CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S
AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

June 27-30 at MPCC

 
Now an NCGA Women's Player of the Year event!

  
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Sponsored by the Committee for the
California Women's
Amateur Championships (CWAC)
Founder – Helen Lengfeld


August 4 – 8, 2015
QUAIL LODGE & GOLF CLUB
Carmel, California
  

  
2015 California Women's Amateur Champion Jessica Luo

 

  
2015 California Women's Amateur Champion Jessica Luo
of San Jose with Runner-up Yoonhee Kim of San Ramon


 

  
CWAC Chair Carol Lannon with
2015 Helen Lengfeld Award Winner Mary Thompson
of CWAC



     
Event Chair Sheri Erskine with
Medalist Yoonhee Kim who,
along with Alison Lillie (not pictured),
shot a 69 on the newly renovated Quail Golf Course
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66TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA
JUNIOR GIRLS' STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Sponsored by the Committee for the
California Women's
Amateur Championships (CWAC)
Founder – Helen Lengfeld
  
June 30 – July 3, 2015
QUAIL LODGE & GOLF CLUB
Carmel, California


   
2015 Juniors Champion Simar Singh and
 
Runner-up/Medalist Yealimi Noh 
  

  
Lengfeld Flight Runner-up Kiran Sangha
and Winner Tiffany Cha

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37TH CALIFORNIA SENIOR WOMEN’S
AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Sponsored by the Committee for the
California Women's
Amateur Championships (CWAC)
Founder – Helen Lengfeld
   
May 18-19, 2015
POPPY HILLS GOLF COURSE
Pebble Beach, California


 
Congratulations to Lynne Cowan,
twice-in-a-row CWAC Senior Women's Champion . . .
  
 
  
and to Super Senior Winner Arleene Wilkolaski,
who's played in all the Senior Women's Championships
since she turned 50!

PRESS RELEASE
From the California Women's Amateur Championship Committee


COWAN DEFENDS AT CALIF. SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Story by Jerry Stewart of the NCGA
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 19, 2015)


Make it two in a row for Rocklin resident Lynne Cowan.

Cowan shot a final round 1-over 73, and held off a challenge from 2010 U.S. Senior Amateur winner Mina Hardin and some winter-like weather in May, to capture the annual California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship on Tuesday at par-72 Poppy Hills Golf Course.

With the win, Cowan, who finished with a two-day total of 4-over 148, now has six titles under the CWAC umbrella. Along with defending her 2014 Senior crown, the 52-year-old is also a four-time winner of the California Women’s Amateur Championship.

“It’s still special,” said Cowan, a golf equipment sales rep. “Each win means a lot to me.”

Early on, things didn’t look too good for the reigning champ. Playing in a cold morning drizzle, and on the tougher Poppy Hills front-nine, she’d open with a 3-over 39 after carding three bogeys.

Right there to seize on the opportunity was Hardin. Having started the day three shots behind Cowan after an opening round 78, Hardin shot a front-nine 35 that featured three birdies (including back-to-back on holes No.8 and No.9) and a pair of bogeys. With the birdie on No.9, Hardin took a one shot lead over Cowan.

“I was a little concerned after the front-nine. It was enough to make me really pay attention,” Cowan said. “At the same time, I also knew we were going to the back, where there are more birdie chances.”

Everything did change on the back-nine, and in a hurry. While Cowan opened with four straight pars, Hardin fell behind by one after bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes.

The big difference maker, though, came moments later on the par-4 14th.  There, Hardin got stuck enough in the front greenside bunker that it took her three shots to just get out. She’d end up with a quadruple-bogey on the hole, while Cowan drained a 15-foot
birdie putt.

“From then on, I just tried to make par,” said Cowan, who added another birdie on the 16th– which played as a par-5 for the championship—for good measure.

Despite the snafu at 14, Hardin took second at 155 after a final
round 77.

Finishing in third place was Windsor’s Stacey Camara, who came in at 156 after her second straight 78.

Multiple Chicago District champion and Trans-National winner MaryKay Thanos-Zordani of Palm Desert, who was tied with Cowan for the first round lead, fell back to fifth place after an 85.

“It was a very difficult day for me,” said Thanos-Zordani, who suffered three double-bogeys in the finale. “The conditions were much tougher for me. It was brutal.”

Record seven-time Senior CWAC winner Marianne Towersey of Pebble Beach shot 83 to finish T-6.

Like Cowan, Menlo Park’s Arleene Wilkolaski also added to her CWAC trophy collection.

Wilkolaski won the Super Senior Championship (age 70 and over) title, finishing at 178 following a final round 86. Wilkolaski won the Senior title in 1994.

During the championship, Cowan played with Hardin and 2004 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Corey Weworski. While she’s played in a slew of USGA events, Cowan has yet to win a national title. As per the norm, she aims on playing in those events later
in the year.

“I’d like to step up and get one of those on my resume,” Cowan said.

         Click to view NCGA slideshow of the Championship.

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 2014 STARLETS Winners
  

 
2014 Starlets 1st Place Winner and Medalist Doodle Yuen
of Los Gatos
 

 
Starlets Chair Perry Grey with 3rd Place Winner Caris Kim
of Los Altos, 1st Place Winner and Medalist Doodle Yuen,
and 2nd Place Winner and Closest-to-Hole Winner
Elizabeth Lu of Monte Sereno

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The history of
CALIFORNIA
WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
(CWAC)
 
 
Founded by Helen Lengfeld, CWAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by volunteers dedicated to leveling the playing field for California's women golfers. Read more . . ..
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CWAC would like to acknowledge our fine golf course partners in our 2015 Championships:

Junior Girls'
State Championship
Women's 
State
 Amateur  
  Senior Women's 
State
  Amateur  
 quail lodge

 
Our Championships are supported and endorsed by the following California golf associations: