Women’s Senior Stroke Play

Ridgewood Country Club
October 13-15

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION


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General Information

Date: October 13-15
Host Club: Ridgewood Country Club
Address: 7301 Fish Pond Rd., Waco, TX 76710
Phone: (254) 772-0160
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager, Andrea Daly

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: August 16, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.
Entries Close: September 29, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.
Withdraw Date: September 29, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

Entry Fee: $240 per player

Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers who are 50 years of age or older by the first round with a certified WHS Handicap Index. Please reference TGA Women’s Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure: In the event the championship becomes over-subscribed, entries will be accepted in order of handicap index based upon the September 29, 2021 World Handicap Revision.

Championship Information

Field Size: The field is limited to 96.

Format: The championship will be a 54-hole stroke play championship. The 16 players with the lowest handicap indexes at the Women’s Senior Stroke Play will be required to play from the Championship Tees (approx. 5500-5700 yards). All other players may select which tees they wish to play from – the Championship Tees or the Flights Tees (approx. 5100-5300 yards). Upon completion of Round 2, the field will be broken into flights based on 36-hole scores.

What’s Included: The championship entry fee includes greens fees, cart fees, and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee will also include a championship tee gift and lunch after the First and Final Rounds.

Hotel: There is no host hotel for the Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship. 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 Ridgewood Country Club on Tuesday, October 12. Players must contact the host club golf shop and identify themselves as 2021 Women’s Senior Stroke Play player to schedule a practice round.

Registration Information: There will be no player registration for the 2021 Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship. Players may pick up the tee gift in scoring after Round 1.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Pairings for Round 1 will be posted online at www.txga.org no later than Friday, October 8. Second and Final Round pairings will be made available the evening preceding play.

Prizes/Awards: Merchandise gift certificates redeemable at the host club golf shop will be awarded within each flight.

The Overall Senior Champion will be awarded from the Championship Tees.

A Super Senior (65-69) will be awarded from the Championship Tees and the Flights Tees.

The Legends Champion (70+) will be awarded from the Flights Tees.

The Founders Cup is awarded to the club whose two players had the lowest combined net score during round one.

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:

TGA Cart Policy: Players must ride throughout the championship. Carts are limited o 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.

Caddies: Caddies are not permitted during the championship.

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 Director of Competitions – South Texas, John Cochran IV, [email protected].

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Ridgewood Country Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Tuesday, October 12
12:00 PM – Player Practice Rounds

Wednesday, October 13
9:00 AM – Round 1 Shotgun
Following Play – Player Lunches

Thursday, October 14
9:00 AM – Round 2 Shotgun

Friday, October 15
9:00 AM – Final Round Shotgun
Following Play – Player Lunches & Awards Presentation

SOCIAL MEDIA


News



Marian Barker Wins 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play

Briefly:  A flawless front-nine and just a single bogey, along with three birdies, gave three-time Women’s Senior Stroke Play Champion Marian Barker of Lubbock yet another championship title Wednesday afternoon.  Barker carded a 2-under 70 Final Round, finishing at 5-over-par 221 at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth.

With a strong field and “so many past champions” Barker thought to herself, “oh my, this is going to be hard because there are so many good players.”  But it may have been her personal goals she set for herself each day that lead to her success.  Barker said, “I got to start in the top (final) group and said to myself, see if you can be in that group tomorrow, and then I was!” Barker won her fourth Women’s Senior Stroke Play title, as well as capturing the super-senior division title.

Jewell Malick of Heath, a recent addition to the super-super senior division and 2014, 2015, and 2016 super-senior division champion, finished —- to capture the super-super senior division title.

Leaderboard (Overall):
1)     Marian Barker       Lubbock                     74-77-70 | 221
2)     Kelly Nittoli            San Antonio              74-78-74 | 226
3)     Marlyn Hardy        Magnolia                   79-74-80 | 233
T4)   Cathy Crumley      San Antonio              82-76-76 | 234
T5)   Stephanie Blout    Mission                      75-79-80 | 234

Final Results

Golf Course: The John Bredemus design was built in 1928 and features a traditional layout with narrow fairways and small greens. The 18-hole championship golf course was renovated by Ralph Plummer in 1954 and then redesigned by Jay Morrish in 1987. Despite its shorter length, the tree-lined fairways and sloped Tifeagle greens have withstood the test of time and demand accuracy over brute strength.

Weather: Temperatures reached 92 degrees with wind blowing out of the West Southwest at 8 mph.

In Contention: Kelly Nittoli of San Antonio gave Barker a good run after shooting even-par 37 on the front nine.  Nittoli finished in second place with a 10-over-par 266.

Magnolia’s Marilyn Hardy finished third with a 17-over-par 233, and Kathy Crumley of San Antonio and Stephnaie Blount tied for fourth with an 18-over-par total of 234.

What’s Next: The Women’s Pinehurst will be held at Panorama Golf Club on November 2-3.The Texas Golf Association would like to extend our immense gratitude to the staff and members of Ridglea Country Club for hosting and making this event memorable for all who took part.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.

 

News



Marian Barker Moves into Solo First After Round 2 of Women’s Senior

Briefly:  Marian Barker of Lubbock carded a 5-over-par 77 to move into solo first after the second round of the 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Ridglea Country Club Tuesday afternoon. Barkers’s two-day 74-77 | 151 total tops a crowded leaderboard entering Wednesday’s final round.

Leaderboard:
1)   Marian Barker             Lubbock                  74-77 | 151
2)   Kelly Nittoli                San Antonio            74-78 | 152
3)   Marilyn Hardy            Magnolia                79-74 | 153
4)   Stephanie Blount       Mission                   75-79 | 154
T5) Mitzi Campbell          Corinth                    79-79 | 158
T5) Kathy Crumley           San Antonio           82-76 | 158

Round 2 Results | Round 3 Pairings

Golf Course: The John Bredemus design was built in 1928 and features a traditional layout with narrow fairways and small greens. The 18-hole championship golf course was renovated by Ralph Plummer in 1954 and then redesigned by Jay Morrish in 1987. Despite its shorter length, the tree-lined fairways and sloped Tifeagle greens have withstood the test of time and demand accuracy over brute strength.

Weather: Sunny and clear skies with the temperature reaching 83 degrees.  The wind blew out of the Northwest at 17mph.

In Contention: San Antonio’s Kelly Nittoli sits in second at 8-over-par 152, falling just a single stroke behind the lead.

Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, shot a 2-over-par 74 in the second round moving her to third.  Hardy enters the final round at 9-over-par on the tournament.

Stephanie Blount of Mission sits in fourth with a 10-over-par 154 for the tournament.  Corinth’s Mitzi Campbell and San Antonio’s Cathy Crumley came in tied for fifth with a 14-over-par 158 total.

What’s Next: The final round starting times begin Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club. Players were placed into six different flights for Wednesday’s final round based off of their 36-hole total scores.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.