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Women’s Partnership Match Play Concludes at Walden on Lake Conroe

Briefly: After 54-holes of net four-ball match play, competition concluded this afternoon at Walden on Lake Conroe in the newly formatted Women’s Partnership Match Play. The field consisted of 45 teams of ladies hailing from all over the state of Texas. Teams were pre-flighted into flights of six based on the combined team handicap index. The full field began match play on Monday morning for the chance to advance to Tuesday’s semifinal round or to proceed to the consolation match play bracket.

Flights 1-6, Finals
In the first flight final match, the team of Midland’s Lettia Collins and The Woodlands Karen Northcutt defeated Corpus Christi’s Camm Dougherty and Horseshoe Bay’s Leslie McCallick 3 and 1. The duo defeated the No. 1 seed team of Malick and Schultz in Tuesday’s round of semifinal matches 3 and 2.

In the second flight final match, Kelly Campbell of Dallas and Lisa Papes of Allen defeated the fifth seed team of Betty Conklin and Violin Dupasquier both of Montgomery. In a tough match against the solo Dupasquier, Campbell and Papes pulled off a 6 and 5 victory.

In the third flight final match, the No. 8 seed of Angie Dusevic and Sara Devillers both from Houston defeated Tomball’s Suzzette Kirchner and Cypress’s Cynthia Birch 3 and 2. In Tuesday’s semifinal match, Dusevic and Devilliers battled it out against the team of Willis and Dillard in 20 holes.

In the fourth flight final match, Jill Rizzo of College Station and Xuesong Hollier of Tomball defeated DeSoto’s Charlene Wilson and Sondra Swan 1 up. On Tuesday, the pair defeated the No. 1 seed of Randleman and Bailey 3 and 2.

In the fifth flight final match, the No. 3 seed team of Magnolia’s Diane Gunn and Conroe’s Maede Miller defeated San Antonio’s Sheryl Redwine and Jean Reynolds 5 and 4. Gunn and Miller defeated Butler and Reaves 5 and 3 the day before.

In the sixth flight final match, Huntsville’s Bobbie Proctor and Beth Belovsky defeated the No. 4 of Mary Lynn Krauss and Virginia Edley both from Dallas. In Tuesday’s semifinal match, the duo defeated Rook and Jasien 4 and 3.

For complete results, click here.

Consolation Flights 1-6, Finals
In the first flight consolation flight, Austin’s Lee Ann Penick and New Braunfels Patthawan Livingston defeated the team of Sonja Smith and Stefanie White 2 and 1. Penick and Livingston had a bye on Tuesday as the No. 1 seed.

In the second consolation flight, McKinney’s Amy Goodwin and Patricia Carnes defeated The Woodland’s Margaret Bosman and Montgomery’s Maura Price 4 and 2. Goodwin and Carnes had a bye in the first round of consolation match play.

In the third flight consolation match, Montgomery’s Sandra Ayers and Waco’s Nannette Wheelis defeated Magnolia’s Donna Moore and Georgetown’s Linda Pryor 1 up. On Tuesday, Ayers and Wheelis defeated Keith and Piening 6 and 5.

In the fourth flight consolation match, Bastrop’s Sharon Baker and Smithville’s Laurie Eyting defeated Sugar Land’s Susan Councill and Houston’s Katherine Kuo. The No. 2 seed defeated Robertson and Bastidas 3 and 1 in the first round of consolation match play.

In the fifth flight consolation match, Corpus Christi’s Lea Ann Stikeleather and Mary Swan defeated defending champions Emilie Wilshire of Houston and Mary Dees of Cypress. The duo defeated Butler and Reaves 1 up in a back-and-forth match on Tuesday to advance to the final consolation match where they won 5 and 3.

In the sixth flight consolation match, the team of Fort Worth’s Stacy Rehm and Willow Park’s Pamela Bean defeated Montgomery’s team of Julie Rodriguez and Lynette Hutar. In one of only two matches to go 18-holes in Wednesday’s final round of matches, Rehm sunk a 30-foot putt to win 1 up against their opponents.

For complete results, click here.

Host Club: Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club was originally designed and built in 1976 by Robert Von Hagge and former PGA Tour player Bruce Devlin. It’s a private golf club that is open to residents and non-residents. The course features Tifeagle greens, large pines, and pristine bunkers amidst ancient oak trees. At 6,756 yards and par-72 the course will be fun and provide a good challenge to some of the state’s best women.

Tournament History: The Women’s Partnership Match Play was previously played in a quota format and named the Women’s Partnership. Last year, in its previous quota format, the tournament was held at Riverhill Country Club, where Mary Dees and Emilie Wilshire won the overall championship for the first time with 25 total points. The tournament was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Margaret Bosman and Lorraine Werner won in 2019 at Golfcrest Country Club; Camm Dougherty and Leslie McCallick won back-to-back titles in 2017-18.

Next up: The TGA women head to Dallas next for DFW’s Women’s Saturday Series event on May 14. Cedar Crest Golf Course is set to host the first Saturday Series event on the 2022 schedule. For more information about the Saturday Series, click here.

For more information about the Women’s Partnership Match Play, click here. To see all match results from Walden on Lake Conroe, click here.

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Women’s Partnership Match Play Heads to Walden on Lake Conroe

MONTGOMERY – The 23rd annual Women’s Partnership Match Play is slated for April 4-6 at Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club.

This year, the event will be played in a match play format. It was previously played in a quota format and named the Women’s Partnership. The Women’s Partnership Match Play will be contested over 54 holes of net Four-Ball Match Play. Two competitors play as partners in a match against another two-woman team with each golfer playing her own ball. The tournament will feature a 45 team field of 90 total players.

The teams are pre-flighted into eight divisions based on the combined team handicap index. Maximum spread of partners’ index of 8.0 will be used for the purpose of creating flights and scoring. The four teams eliminated in the first round of each flight will proceed to a consolation match play bracket.

The March 30 WHS Handicap Index will be used for flights and scoring.

Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club was originally designed and built in 1976 by Robert Von Hagge and former PGA Tour player Bruce Devlin. It’s a private golf club that is open to residents and non-residents. The course features Tifeagle greens, large pines, and pristine bunkers amidst ancient oak trees. At 6,756 yards and par-72 the course will be fun and provide a good challenge to some of the state’s best women.

Last year, in its previous quota format, the tournament was held at Riverhill Country Club, where Mary Dees and Emilie Wilshire won the overall championship for the first time with 25 total points.

The tournament was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Margaret Bosman and Lorraine Werner won in 2019 at Golfcrest Country Club; Camm Dougherty and Leslie McCallick won back-to-back titles in 2017-18.

The first round of the Women’s Partnership Match Play begins at 8 a.m. on April 4. The final round is scheduled for at 8 a.m. on April 6. Once all matches are complete, awards will be handed out to the top finishers.

For more information on the 2022 Women’s Partnership Match Play, click here.

Women’s Partnership Match Play

Walden on Lake Conroe

April 4-6

LEADERBOARD


Women’s Partnership Match Play

Walden on Lake Conroe

April 4-6

PAIRINGS


Women’s Partnership Match Play

Walden on Lake Conroe

April 4-6

Results

General Information

Updated TGA Covid-19 Guidelines
Date: April 4-6, 2022
Host Club: Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club
Address: 13101 Walden Road, Montgomery, TX 77356
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director, Amy Worthington

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: February 7, 2022 at 9:00am
Entries Close: March 23, 2022 at 5:00pm
Withdraw Date: March 23, 2022 at 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $480 per team

Eligibility: Entries are open to any female amateur golfer, who has reached her 25th birthday by April 4, 2022, 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 team 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 64 teams (128 players).

Format: 54-holes of net four-ball match play. Two competitors play as partners in a match against two other competitors playing as partners, with each player playing her own ball. The teams will be pre-flighted into flights of eight (8) based on the combined team handicap index. Maximum spread of partners’ index of 8.0 will be used for the purpose of creating flights and scoring. The four (4) teams eliminated in the first round of each flight will proceed to a consolation match play bracket. 

The March 30, 2022 WHS Handicap Index will be used for flights and scoring.

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 each round an awards lunch after the final round.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club on Sunday, April 3. Players may contact the host club golf shop beginning on Sunday, March 27 and identify themselves as 2022 Women’s Partnership Match Play players to schedule a practice round.

Please click here for complete player information for the Women's Partnership Match Play.



Schedule of Events

Monday, February 7
9:00am - Entries Open

Wednesday, March 23
5:00pm - Entries Close, Withdraw Deadline

Friday, April 1
5:00pm - First Round Pairings Released

Sunday, April 3
12:00pm - Player Practice Rounds

Monday, April 4
8:00am-1:10pm - Flights 1-8 Match Play, Quarterfinals (No. 1 Tee)
Following Play - Player Lunches

Tuesday, April 5
8:00am-10:30am - Flights 1-8 Match Play, Semi-Finals (No. 1 Tee)
10:40am-1:10pm - Fights 1-8 Consolation Match Play, Semi-Finals (No. 1 Tee)
Following Play - Player Lunches

Wednesday, April 6
8:00am-9:10am - Flights 1-8 Consolation Match Play, Finals (No. 1 Tee)
9:20am-10:30am - Flights 1-8 Match Play, Finals (No. 1 Tee)
Following Play - Player Lunches, Awards Presentation


Women’s Partnership Match Play

Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club

April 4-6


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Updated TGA Covid-19 Guidelines
Date: April 4-6, 2022
Host Club: Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club
Address: 13101 Walden Rd, Montgomery, TX 77356
Phone: (936) 448-4668
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director, Amy Worthington

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: February 7, 2022 at 9:00am
Entries Close: March 23, 2022 at 5:00pm
Withdraw Date: March 23, 2022 at 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $480 per team

Eligibility: Entries are open to any female amateur golfer, who has reached her 25th birthday by April 4, 2022, 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 team 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 64 teams (128 players).

Format: 54-holes of net four-ball match play. Two competitors play as partners in a match against two other competitors playing as partners, with each player playing her own ball. The teams will be pre-flighted into flights of eight based on the combined team handicap index. Maximum spread of partners’ index of 8.0 will be used for the purpose of creating flights and scoring. The four teams eliminated in the first round of each flight will proceed to a consolation match play bracket.

The March 30, 2022 WHS Handicap Index will be used for flights and scoring.

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 each round an awards lunch after the final round.

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

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

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club on Sunday, April 3. Players may contact the host club golf shop beginning on Sunday, March 27 and identify themselves as 2022 Women’s Partnership Match Play players to schedule a practice round.

Pairings Information: Starting times and pairings for the first round will be made available online at www.txga.org no later than Friday, April 8 by 5:00pm Starting times and pairings for the second and final round will be made available following the previous days round.

Prizes/Awards: Trophies will be awarded for the champions of each flight and consolation flight winners.

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

Spectator 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 Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club, unless otherwise noted. The championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Sunday, April 3

  • 12:00pm – Player Practice Rounds

Monday, April 4

  • 8:00am-1:10pm – Flights 1-8 Quarterfinals (No. 1 Tee)
  • Following Play – Player Lunches

Tuesday, April 5

  • 8:00am-10:30am – Flights 1-8 Semi-Finals (No. 1 Tee)
  • 10:40am-1:10pm – Fights 1-8 Consolation Semi-Finals (No. 1 Tee)
  • Following Play – Player Lunches

Wednesday, April 6

  • 8:00am-9:10am – Flights 1-8 Consolation Finals (No. 1 Tee)
  • 9:20am-10:30am – Flights 1-8 Finals (No. 1 Tee)
  • Following Play – Player Lunches, Awards Presentation

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Wilshire and Dees Win the Women’s Partnership

BRIEFLY: First round leaders Emilie Wilshire and Mary Dees win the 2021 Women’s Partnership at Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville for a wire to wire victory. In all, five flights crowned champions as the second TGA Women’s event of the 2021 season wrapped up.

 

WOMEN’S PARTNERSHIP OVERALL LEADERBOARD:

R1 +/- Quota R2 +/- Quota Total + / – Quota
1 Wilshire / Dees Houston, Cypress 18 7 25
2 Guynes / Henry Fredericksburg, Kerrville 12 12 24
T3 Candelet / Gebert Humble, Boerne 14 8 22
T3 Swan / Strikeleather Corpus Christi 0 22 22
5 Jones / Gibson Horseshoe Bay 10 9 19

 

Complete Results

 

GOLF COURSE: Designed by close friends Joe Finger and Byron Nelson in 1974, Riverhill Country Club’s 18-hole course is a premier location for golf in Texas and the United States.  Based in the heart of Hill Country, the course boasts its rare bent-grass greens and a 7,137 yard, 72-par challenge featuring scenic creeks, hills and a lake throughout the property.  Over time, the course became Nelson’s favorite, where he was quoted saying, “If I had only one golf course to play, it would be Riverhill.”

 

WEATHER: Tuesday’s final round started with cloud cover and trace amounts of rain. The cloud cover broke in the afternoon and provided players with perfect sunny conditions for the rest of the day.

 

IN CONTENTION: The Dougherty/McCallick team overcame an 8 point deficit to claim the first flight title by half a point with 17.5 points. The team of Turnage/Scaggs came up just short and finished in second with 17 points. The team of Guynes/Henry claim the second flight title with a final quota score of 24 points. The Jones/Gibson team finished second at 19 points, and the Trichell/Livingston team rounds out the top three with 12.5 points. The team of Conner/Chandler finished with 18 points to win the third flight by half a point over the Needham/Robinson team. The Swan/Stikeleather team came from 16 points back to win the fourth flight at 22 points. Finishing in second was the Rizzo/Rowe team with 17 points. The team of Candelet/Gebert secured the fifth flight title after finishing with 22 points. The Lindsay/Cole team finished runner up with 14.5 points.

 

WHAT’S NEXT: The 2021 Women’s Saturday Series – DFW #1 will be hosted at Buffalo Creek Golf Club on May 15. The 2021 Women’s Stroke Play Championship, the first TGA Women’s major on the calendar, will be contested June 25-27 at the Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville.

 

MORE INFO: The Texas Golf Association extends its sincere appreciation to the entire membership and staff at Riverhill Country Club for their welcoming hospitality in hosting this year’s Women’s Partnership. Complete tournament information can be found by clicking here.

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Wilshire and Dees Lead the Women’s Partnership

BRIEFLY: Emilie Wilshire and Mary Dees of Houston and Cypress respectively, lead the Women’s Partnership after Monday’s first round with a quota score of 18. The Women’s Partnership, a team quota event, is being contested in Kerrville at Riverhill Country Club. Wilshire and Dees currently hold a two point lead over Horseshoe Bay’s Janice Koenig and Suzanna Knudson heading into Tuesday’s final round. In addition to battling for an Overall Championship, the Women’s Partnership will crown winners in each of the five flights.

WOMEN’S PARTNERSHIP OVERALL LEADERBOARD:

1 Wilshire / Dees Houston, Cypress 18
2 Koenig / Knudson Horseshoe Bay 16
T3 Biggs / Hamilton Houston 15
T3 Armstrong / Mayfield Fredericksburg 15
T5

T5

Rizzo / Rowe

Candelet / Gebert

College Station, Magnolia

Humble, Boerne

14

14

 

Complete Results | Final Round Starting Times

 

GOLF COURSE: Designed by close friends Joe Finger and Byron Nelson in 1974, Riverhill Country Club’s 18-hole course is a premier location for golf in Texas and the United States. Based in the heart of Hill Country, the course boasts its rare bent-grass greens and a 7,137 yard, 72-par challenge featuring scenic creeks, hills and a lake throughout the property.  Over time, the course became Nelson’s favorite, where he was quoted saying, “If I had only one golf course to play, it would be Riverhill.”

WEATHER: Players started the morning in cool and overcast conditions. After the clouds cleared and the sun came out in the afternoon, temperatures rose from the mid 60’s into the upper 80’s by the end of the day.

IN CONTENTION: The team of Trevino/Ramirez lead the first flight with 9 points.  Sitting one point back is the team of Turnage/Scaggs at 8 points. Rounding out the first flight’s top three is the team of Gilkeson/Alexander, who posted 7 points in the first round. The second flight is led by Guynes/Henry with a score of 12. They are followed closely by the team of Jones/Gibson at 10 points, and Trichell/Livingston at7 points. After finishing with 13 points today, the Robertson/Youngs team holds a one point lead over the team of Conner/Chandler in the third flight. Leading the fourth flight is the team of Koenig/Knudson with 16 points. The Biggs/Hamilton and Armstrong/Mayfield teams are both tied for second with 15 points each. The fifth flight, as well as the overall leaderboard, is lead by the Wilshire/Dees team with 18 points in the first round. The team of Candelet/Gebert currently sits in second with 14 points.

WHAT’S NEXT: Tuesday’s final round will begin at 8 AM with tee times off #1. Following play, there will be a brief awards presentation for the Overall Champion and Flight Winners.

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


Women’s Partnership

Riverhill Country Club
April 12-13

Women’s Partnership

Riverhill Country Club
April 12-13

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