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Mallory Matthews wins 2022 Women’s Eclectic

BLANCO – Mallory Matthews of Hondo, TX captured the 2022 Women’s Eclectic at Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco, TX besting Malisone Chanthapanye of Fort Worth and Cindy Gilkeson of Sugar Land by two strokes. Matthews shot a five-under-par 67 over two days of the Eclectic format. Matthews entered the final round two strokes behind Chanthapanya but improved her Eclectic score by eight strokes to capture the championship. Cindy Gilkeson finished in a tie for second with Chantapanye after improving her overall Eclectic score by thirteen strokes in the final round. Wendi Ewbank claimed the Overall Net Championship with a combined net score of ten-under-par 62. Ewbank of Katy shot five net birdies and four net eagles to beat Lorraine Werner of The Woodlands by 1 stroke.

GROSS LEADERBOARD:
1 Matthews, Mallory Hondo 67 (-5)
T2 Chanthapanya, Malisone Fort Worth 69 (-3)
T2 Gilkeson, Cindy Sugar Land 69 (-3)
T4 Schultz, Anna Heath 71 (-1)
T4 Moake, Meghan Houston 71 (-1)

NET LEADERBOARD:
1 Ewbank, Wendi Katy 62 (-10)
2 Werner, Lorraine The Woodlands 63 (-9)
T3 Gilkeson, Cindy Sugar Land 65 (-7)
T3 Bosman, Margaret The Woodlands 65 (-7)
T5 Brady, Donna Fair Oaks Ranch 66 (-6)

Complete Results

GOLF COURSE: Vaaler Creek Golf Club is one of the Hill Countries premiere public golf courses. Designed by Michael Lowry and JP Newman the course and it was ranked #19 on best new Golf Courses of 2011. The courses features great views of the Texas Hill Country and rolling topography and an abundance of live oaks.

WEATHER: Monday’s first round was overcast with consistent winds between around 20 mph up to gusts 30 mph. The strong winds returned for the Final Round blowing out of the north west around 15 mph throughout the day. The high for the final round reached 70 degrees.

WHAT’S NEXT: The 2022 Women’s Partnership Match Play heads to Walden on Lake Conroe in Montgomery, TX.

MORE INFO: For complete coverage of the 2022 Women’s Eclectic, click here.

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Women’s Eclectic Set for March 14-15

DALLAS – The Women’s Eclectic will be the first event of the year for the women and is set to be played at Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco. Since the start of the tournament in 2009, it has proved to be one of the most popular events on the calendar for the women.

 

“The TGA is excited to start the 2022 women’s schedule with the Eclectic,” Tournament Coordinator Katie O’Connell said. “We are excited to bring our players to a fantastic club like Vaaler Creek to begin the season.”

 

Vaaler Creek Golf Club was designed by Michael Lowry and named as #19 in the country on Golfweek’s “Best New Courses” list in 2011. The course possesses well-placed bunkers and water-features to provide a testful yet relaxing round of golf. It also features spectacular panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country, an enrichment of live oaks, and a rolling terrain. Vaaler Creek opened its’ back nine in July 2007, and the front nine was opened two years later in July 2009. The greens are MiniVerde grass while the rest of the course features Bermuda 419 and Tif Sport grasses.

 

The 112-player field will play a 2-day 36-hole individual Eclectic. Each player will take her better hole score over the two days. Gross and net winners will be awarded.

 

This year’s Women’s Eclectic boasts another strong field and figures to be highly competitive once again.

 

“The Eclectic typically showcases a strong field because players are eager to get on the course for the first event of the year,” O’Connell said. “We’re looking forward to kicking off the 2022 season at the Eclectic in what should be a great year ahead.”

 

Last year, Anna Morales of Austin was crowned the Overall Gross Champion after finishing 3-under for the event and winning in a playoff over Olive Henry of Ennis. Patricia Walters finished at 11-under total to par net to earn Overall Net Champion honors. 

 

Round one tees off Monday, Mar. 14. The final round takes place on Tuesday, Mar. 15. For more information on the Women’s Eclectic, click here.

Women’s Eclectic

Vaaler Creek Golf Club

March 14-15


Women’s Eclectic

Vaaler Creek Golf Club

March 14-15

LEADERBOARD


Women’s Eclectic

Vaaler Creek Golf Club

March 14-15

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION


General Information

Updated TGA Covid-19 Guidelines
Date: March 14-15, 2022
Host Club: Vaaler Creek Golf Club
Address: 228 Jeff Vaughn, Blanco, TX 78606
Phone: (830) 833-0706
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator, Katie O’Connell

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: January 10, 2022 at 9:00am
Entries Close: February 23, 2022 at 5:00pm
Withdraw Date: February 23, 2022 at 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $240 per player

Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with a certified WHS Handicap Index. Please reference TGA Women’s Competition Policies for further details.

Entry Procedure: Entries are accepted in order of entry except if the event is oversubscribed in the first 24 hours. In this case, the field will be filled by blind draw from the entries returned during the first 24 hours. Any player not drawn will be placed on the waiting list in blind draw order. All subsequent entries will be placed on the waiting list in order of entry.

Championship Information

Field Size: The field is limited to 112 players.

Format: 2-day individual Eclectic. Each player takes her better hole score over the two days. Flights predetermined by March 9, 2022 WHS handicap index.

What’s Included: The entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee will also include lunch after the first round and an awards lunch after the final round.

Hotel: There is no host hotel for the Women’s Eclectic. TGA Members can take advantage of Affinity Travel Benefits by utilizing their hotel search engine by clicking here.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at Vaaler Creek Golf Club on Sunday, March 13. Players must contact the host club golf shop and identify themselves as 2022 Women’s Eclectic players to schedule a practice round.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Sunday, March 13 between 12:00pm and 3:30pm. If a player cannot make registration, she must notify a TGA official that she is unable to make the registration deadline but will be competing in the championship.

Pairings Information: Starting holes and pairings for the first round will be made available online at www.txga.org no later than Friday, March 11 by 5:00pm. Final round starting times and pairings will be made available following the first round of play.

Prizes/Awards: Merchandise gift certificates redeemable at the host club golf shop will be awarded within each flight. Overall gross and overall net champions will be awarded.

P.O.Y. Points: State Player of the Year points will be awarded to the top finishers.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure that competitors have the best possible experience when competing in the championship, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of Texas Golf Association (TGA) Policies and Procedures, Terms of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to the Terms of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:

Caddies:  Caddies are not permitted during the championship.

Transportation:  Players are encouraged to ride carts during all championship rounds. Cart fees for all championship rounds are included in the entry fee. Carts are limited to two (2) riders at one time and two (2) carts per group. Players must share. Riding on the back of golf carts is prohibited.

Electronic Measuring Devices: Electronic devices that measure distance only are allowed for this championship.

USGA Groove Condition of Competition:  The USGA Groove Rules effective January 1, 2010 are  not in effect for this competition.

TGA Medical Cart Request Policy

Spectators carts are prohibited. However, spectators in accordance with ADA compliance may request golf carts. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. Any medical cart request that is granted by the TGA will be good for that individual for the remainder of that calendar season. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided. For further information and details contact Tournament Director, Amy Worthington.

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Vaaler Creek Golf Club unless otherwise noted. The championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Sunday, March 13

  • 12:00pm – Player Practice Rounds
  • 12:00-3:30pm – Player Registration

Monday, March 14

  • 9:00am – Round 1 Shotgun
  • Following Play – Player Lunches

Tuesday, March 15

  • 9:00am – Final Round Shotgun
  • Following Play – Player Lunches, Awards


Women’s Eclectic

Vaaler Creek Golf Club

March 14-15

Results

General Information

Date: March 14-15, 2022
Host Club: Vaaler Creek Golf Club
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator, Katie O'Connell

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: January 10, 2022 at 9:00am
Entries Close: February 23, 2022 at 5:00pm
Withdraw Date: February 23, 2022 at 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $240 per player

Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with a certified WHS Handicap Index. Please reference TGA Women’s Competition Policies for further details.

Entry Procedure: Entries accepted in order of entry except if the event is oversubscribed in the first 24 hours. In this case, the field will be filled by blind draw from the entries returned during the first 24 hours. Any player not drawn will be placed on the waiting list in blind draw order. All subsequent entries will be placed on the waiting list in order of entry.

Championship Information

Format: 2-day individual Eclectic. Each player takes her better hole score over the two days. Flights predetermined by March 9, 2022 WHS handicap index.

What’s Included: The entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee will also include lunch after the first round and an awards lunch after the final round.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at Vaaler Creek Golf Club on Sunday, March 13. Players must contact the host club golf shop and identify themselves as 2022 Women’s Eclectic players to schedule a practice round.

Please click here for full player information for the Women's Eclectic.



Schedule of Events

Monday, January 10
9:00am - Registration Opens

Wednesday, February 23
5:00pm - Registration Closes, Withdraw Deadline

Friday, March 11
5:00pm - First Round Pairings Released

Sunday, March 13
12:00pm - Player Practice Rounds
12:00-3:30pm - Player Registration

Monday, March 14
9:00am - Round 1  Shotgun
Following Play - Player Lunches (Pavilion)

Tuesday, March 15
9:00am - Final Round Shotgun
Following Play - Player Lunches & Awards Presentation (Pavilion)


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Anna Morales Wins 2021 Women’s Eclectic

GALVESTON – Anna Morales of Austin captured the 2021 Women’s Eclectic at Moody Gardens Golf Club after besting Ennis’ Olive Henry in a one-hole playoff by shooting an Eclectic score of three-under-par 69. Morales improved her Eclectic score by six strokes during Tuesday’s final round. Henry was tied for the lead after the first round with Cynthia Dougherty, who finished tied for third with Caitlyn Cassity of Katy and Meghan Moake of Houston. Patricia Walters captured the Overall Net Championship with a combined Net Eclectic score of 11-under-par 61. Walters, of Cat Spring, carded seven birdies and one eagle to beat out four others by one stroke. Peggy Mullarkey and Jane London, of The Woodlands, Dora Daniluk of Katy and Olivia Campbell, of Franklin, finished tied for second with a combined Net Eclectic score of 10-under-par 62.

 

GROSS LEADERBOAD:

 

1) Anna Morales, Austin 69 (-3)

2) Olive Henry, Ennis 69 (-3)

T-3) Cynthia Dougherty, Corpus Christi            70 (-2)

T-3) Caitlyn Cassity, Katy                                     70 (-2)

T-3) Meghan Moake, Houston                           70 (-2)

 

NET LEADERBOARD:

 

1) Patricia Walters, Cat Spring 61 (-11)

T-2) Peggy Mullarkey, The Woodlands             62 (-10)

T-2) Jane London, The Woodlands                     62 (-10)

T-2) Dora Daniluk, Katy                                        62 (-10)

T-2) Olivia Campbell, Franklin                             62 (-10)

 

 

Complete Results

 

GOLF COURSE: Moody Gardens Golf Course is Galveston’s premier public seaside links course featuring paspalum fairways that are lined with over 500 palm trees and shorebird habitat. The attention to detail in Jacobsen Hardy’s design provides players a unique tropical feel with 18 holes meandering through upland and lowland native areas, as well as natural wetlands of beautiful Sydnor Bayou.

 

WEATHER: Yesterday’s sunny skies and windy afternoon returned again for the final round with consistent winds around 16 mph and gusts up to 25 mph. The high temperature for Tuesday reached 72 degrees.

 

WHAT’S NEXT: The 2021 Women’s Partnership heads to Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville, TX. The two-person quota event will take place on April 12-13.

 

MORE INFO: Visit our website for complete coverage of the 2021 Women’s Eclectic.

 


Women’s Eclectic

Moody Gardens Golf Course
March 8-9

Women’s Eclectic

Moody Gardens Golf Club
March 8-9

TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS


Women’s Eclectic

Moody Gardens Golf Course
March 8-9

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: March 8-9, 2021
Host Club: Moody Gardens Golf Course
Address: 1700 Sydnor Lane, Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: (409) 683-4653
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director, Amy Worthington

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: January 11, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.
Entries Close: February 24, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.
Exempt Deadline: February 24, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

Entry Fee: $240 per player

Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with a certified WHS Handicap Index. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure: Entries are accepted in order of entry except if the event is oversubscribed in the first 24 hours. In this case, the field will be filled by blind draw from the entries returned during the first 24 hours. Any player not drawn will be placed on the waiting list in blind draw order. All subsequent entries will be placed on the waiting list in order of entry.

Championship Information

Field Size: The field is limited to 112 players.

Format: 2-day individual Eclectic. Each player takes her better hole score over the two days. Flights predetermined by March 4, 2021 WHS handicap index.

What’s Included: The entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee will also include lunch after Round 1 and an awards lunch after the Final Round.

Hotel: There is no host hotel for the Women’s Eclectic. TGA Members can take advantage of Affinity Travel Benefits by utilizing their hotel search engine by clicking here. Moody Gardens Hotel is offering a special rate for all Women’s Eclectic participants. Please click here for more information.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at Moody Gardens Golf Course on Sunday, March 7. Players must contact the host club golf shop and identify themselves as 2021 Women’s Eclectic Players to schedule a practice round.

Registration Information: There will be no player registration for the 2021 Women’s Eclectic. Players may pick up their tee gift in scoring after the first round.

Pairings Information: Round 1 pairings will be available following registration online at www.txga.org by Friday, March 5 at 5:00 PM. Final round pairings will be available online following play of Round 1.

Prizes/Awards: Merchandise Gift Certificates redeemable at the host club golf shop will be awarded within each flight. Overall Gross and Overall Net Champions will be awarded.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure that competitors have the best possible experience when competing in the championship, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of Texas Golf Association (TGA) Policies and Procedures, Terms of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to the Terms of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:

Caddies: Caddies are not permitted during the championship.

TGA Cart Policy: Players are encouraged to ride throughout the championship. Carts are limited to two(2) riders at a time and a maximum of two(2) carts per group. Players MUST share carts if applicable. Riding on the back of golf carts is prohibited.

TGA Medical Cart Request Policy

Spectators carts are prohibited. However, spectators in accordance of ADA compliance may request golf carts. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. Any medical cart request that is granted by the TGA will be good for that individual for the remainder of that calendar season. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided. For further information and details contact Tournament Director Amy Worthington, [email protected].

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Moody Gardens Golf Course, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Sunday, March 7
12:00 – 3:00 PM — Player Practice Rounds

Monday, March 8
8:30 AM – Tee Times (#1)
Following Play – Player Lunches

Tuesday, March 9
8:30 AM – Tee Times (#1)
Following Play – Player Lunches