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EWGA Semi-final Championship Winners Advance to Final Round in Largest U.S. Amateur Women’s Golf Competition - September 1, 2011

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., September 1, 2011 – The EWGA semi-final championship for the Pacific Northwest area of the Executive Women's Golf Association was held on Saturday, August 27 at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Washington. The first place gross and net winners in each flight advance to the final round of the EWGA Championship, considered the largest amateur women's golf competition in the United States.

The 36-hole championship finals will be held at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Desert Willow Golf Club in Palm Desert, California on October 21 -22, 2011. Now in its 16th year, this annual nationwide competition attracts over 2400 participants.

The EWGA Championship begins at the chapter level with members competing in individual stoke play in five flights based on USGA handicaps and a scramble team competition. First place low gross and low net winners in each flight and the winning scramble team advance to one of the 15 semi-final competitions held throughout the United States.

The six EWGA chapters represented in the Pacific Northwest area include Boise-Treasure Valley, Central Oregon (Bend), Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Spokane/ Inland Northwest chapters.

The EWGA semi-final winners for the Pacific Northwest area are:
* indicates won scorecard playoff ** indicates won sudden death playoff

Championship Flight (handicap 0 – 12.0)
1st Low Gross: Kim Shek, Bellevue, WA, Seattle chapter - 77
2nd Low Gross: Kris Fenwick, Garden City, ID, Central Oregon (Bend) chapter - 79
3rd Low Gross: Deb johns-Muller, Tualatin, OR, Portland chapter - 88

1st Low Net: Kristen Johnson, Portland, OR, Portland chapter - 74
2nd Low Net: Gretchen Fudala, Seattle, WA, Seattle chapter - 76
3rd Low Net: Shelli Wardle, Meridian, ID, Boise-Treasure Valley chapter - 78

First Flight (handicap 12.1 – 19)
1st Low Gross: Lisa Dronzek, Portland, OR, Portland chapter - 81
2nd Low Gross: Julie Schmitt, Bottell, WA, Seattle chapter – 87 *
3rd Low Gross: Nell Brownell, Portland, OR, Portland chapter - 87

1st Low Net: Kristin Watts, Spokane, WA, Spokane/Inland Northwest chapter - 69
2nd Low Net: Cynthia Smart Tealey, Boise, ID, Boise-Treasure Valley chapter - 70
3rd Low Net: Mary Condy, Bend, OR, Central Oregon (Bend) chapter - 72

Second Flight (handicap 19.1 – 25)
1st Low Gross: Carol Langer, Eagle, ID, Boise-Treasure Valley chapter - 93
2nd Low Gross: Cherie Litson, Lynnwood, WA, Seattle chapter – 97 *
3rd Low Gross: Pam Gale, Seattle, WA, Seattle chapter - 97

1st Low Net: Patty Verdun, Eagle, ID, Boise-Treasure Valley chapter - 69
2nd Low Net: Janet Orzechowski, Oregon City, OR, Portland chapter – 74 *
3rd Low Net: Susie Luby, Spokane, WA, Spokane/Inland Northwest chapter - 74

Third Flight (handicap 25.1 – 32)
1st Low Gross: Kimberly Renfrow, Oregon City, OR, Portland chapter – 97 **
2nd Low Gross: Julie Steinmetz, Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake City chapter - 97
3rd Low Gross: Kathryn Davis, Murray, UT, Salt Lake City chapter – 101 *

1st Low Net: Marge Pett, Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake City chapter - 65
2nd Low Net: Karen Lucas, Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane/Inland Northwest chapter - 67
3rd Low Net: Kim Wahl, Edmonds, WA, Seattle chapter - 69

Fourth Flight (handicap 32.1 – 40.4)
1st Low Gross: Jeanne Ryan, Monroe, WA, Seattle chapter - 99
2nd Low Gross: Holly Danks, Portland, OR, Portland chapter - 106
3rd Low Gross: Janice Sturm, Redmond, OR, Central Oregon (Bend) chapter - 117

1st Low Net: Diane Ginthner, Kirkland, WA, Seattle chapter - 65
2nd Low Net: Mary Duncan, Liberty Lake, WA, Spokane/Inland Northwest chapter - 73

Scramble Division
First Place: Portland, OR chapter – 67
Jen Piper, Portland, OR Beverly Howard, Portland, OR
Esther Moe, Portland, OR Cyndi Farrell, Portland, OR

Second Place: Boise-Treasure Valley, ID chapter – 68 *
Tracy Andrus, Eagle, ID Sharyl Jackson, Garden City, ID
Debbie Maffuccio, Boise, ID Sheila Sorensen, Boise, ID

Third Place: Spokane/Inland Northwest, WA chapter – 68
Buffy Mace, Cheney, WA Rusty Rumberger, Eagle, ID
Edie Schmitz, Meridian, ID Pam Clarke, Spokane, WA

Since its founding in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA has welcomed more than 100,000 women into the game of golf, connecting them to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and for fun. This tax-exempt association delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for new and experienced golfers at local chapters throughout the United States and international chapters in Canada and Italy. The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information about the association and its membership, visit www.ewga.com

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