Hurray, We Won!!
EWGA Cal Cup Champion Team
The EWGA Sonoma-Marin-Napa (SMN) Chapter won the 2016 California Cup tournament for the second year in a row, and for the fifth time in the 10-year history of the event. The 2016 tournament was the 10th Annual EWGA California Cup competition consisted of 8 teams from EWGA chapters located throughout California and northern Nevada. The competition was held on October 22 & 23, 2016 at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
Captain Jennifer Yount lead the 12-member SMN team through a highly competitive field over the two-day match play event. The format for the tournament is similar to the LPGA Solheim Cup & PGA Ryder Cup.
Low Handicap Carolyn Stull, and Captain Jennifer Yount
At the end of Day One with matches in Four-Ball Match Play formats the Santa Barbara Chapter was in first place with 5 points; while the Sonoma-Marin-Napa and San Diego Chapters were tied for second place with 4 points each. Twelve Singles matches were held on Day Two with the Sonoma-Marin-Napa team winning 8 matches, and tied with Santa Barbara with a total of 12 points. For teams whose tournament scores were tied, the scorecard for the Singles match of their lowest handicap player was used in a “card off” using the last 9 holes played. Sonoma-Marin-Napa’s player, Carolyn Stull was 2 holes up for the last 9 holes while Santa Barbara’s Lori Kibbie was all square, awarding the win to the victorious SMN Chapter!
The 2016 SMN team pictured left to right includes Kathy Tindal, June King, Linda Fong, Denise Rose, Karri Haven, Lynn Sletto, Jennifer Yount, Carolyn Stull, Carolyn Hummer, Tina Nuestel, Lin Repola and Linda Hauck.
The 2016 California Cup tournament included the following California and Nevada chapters of EWGA and their final point score: Sonoma Marin Napa (12 points), Santa Barbara (12), San Francisco Bay Area (10 ½), Orange County (9), San Diego (8), Northeast Bay Area (7 ½), Northern Nevada (7), and Sacramento (6). Competition is based on Chapter teams and is conducted over two-days: Day One is Four-Ball Match Play and pairings played either “best ball” or “alternate ball” as determined by the team captain. Day Two is Singles Match Play format and pairings are determined by the tournament chair. Scoring is determined by a hole-by-hole competition.