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Womens Eclectic heads to South Shore Harbour
LEAGUE CITY, TX – The first two-day event on the 2019 TGA Women’s Championship schedule will take place on March 11-12 when the Women’s Eclectic gets underway at South Shore Harbour Golf Club.
The Women’s Eclectic is an individual competition in which each player takes her better score for each hole over two rounds to get her Eclectic 18-hole total score. This year’s tournament will use the Shore and Harbour Courses at South Shore Harbour Golf Club. The first and second rounds will employ a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Practice rounds begin at 10 a.m. on March 10.
In 2018, the Women’s Eclectic was contested at the Onion Creek Club in Austin. There, Anna Schultz, of Heath, was the Overall Gross Champion with a gross total of 1-under par. She beat The Hills’ Kathy Skinner in the second playoff hole.
Schultz bettered her first round score by four strokes, and Skinner improved her score by seven strokes to reach the playoff. Schultz, a Texas Golf Hall of Fame inductee, returns to defend her title in an event she’s won four times since the tournament started in 2009.
South Shore Harbour Golf Club, originally designed by David Marr and Jay Riviere, was renovated and augmented by Jeffery Blume in the late 1990s. The Shore and Harbour Courses have evolved into a traditional course with rolling hills, plenty of penalty areas and a steady wind off the bay. The routing is sure to test each player’s mental and physical skills.
The Women’s Eclectic also features an Overall Net Champion, which was won in 2018 by Brenda Candelet of Houston. Candelet had a two-day net total of 12-under par. Going into the final round, Candelet was trailing the three net leaders by 11 strokes, but she bettered her score from the first round by 19 strokes. That was enough to eclipse Claudia Willis of Montgomery, Marti Gebert of Boerne and Jennifer LaBlanc of Magnolia, by one stroke.
An awards ceremony will begin immediately following completion of the final round. For more information regarding the 2019 Women’s Eclectic, please visit www.txga.org.