The Sandhills Chapter Team, the "Sandies", won 7-1/2 match points out of 12 to take the 2nd place trophy at the 2nd annual EWGA Champions Cup team match play National Finals. The finals were held November 10 & 11 at Sycuan Resort in El Cajon, CA near San Diego. Forty-nine teams competed in four regional qualifiers, with the top four teams from each regional advancing, for a total of sixteen winning teams competing in the finals.
Ours was the smallest chapter in the entire Association to field a full team to compete in the match play, so we're very proud of the result!
We congratulate the National Champions, team Orlando FL Chapter (the "O-Town Q-Tees"), who won an impressive 9-1/2 match points against the top teams association-wide. Click here for full team results.
The Sandies team for the National Finals was: Andrea Hodel (Captain), Jamie McDevitt, Karen Smith, Ronda Powell, Laura Dorner, Nina Renaud, Amy Massey, and Raleigh chapter President Dawn Roberts.
And the team that got us there by winning 8 match points at the Regional Qualifier at Hilton Head in September:
Cindy Cline, Sandy Maney, Andrea, Jamie, Ronda, Laura, Nina, and Amy.
Click here for the full team record at Nationals, and here for the full team record at Regionals.
Every member of both teams contributed to the points total - great job all around!
The team with their trophies: Laura Dorner, Karen Smith, Ronda Powell, Amy Massey, Nina Renaud, Dawn Roberts, and team captain Andrea Hodel -- also holding Jamie McDevitt's trophy.
Close-up of the trophy... with the "Cup" that was in the goodie bag presented to each player at the Regional Qualifier by "Captain Andy". Nina Renaud carried hers with her as a good luck charm through both rounds at both levels - and is darn glad she did!
The cart staging on Sunday at Sycuan. Note the outerwear - and Sunday was the WARM day!
Fortunately, the cold snap was predicted, so as you can see below, the team was prepared and packed layers.
The qualifying team in Hilton Head:
Laura Dorner, Sandy Maney, Andrea Hodel (front row), Nina Renaud, Ronda Powell, Jamie McDevitt, Amy Massey, Cindy Cline (back row)