California Golf Association to Add California Women’s Amateurs
December 11, 2018
The California Golf Association, which consists of the NCGA and Southern California Golf Association, will add the annual California Women’s Amateur Championship and California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship beginning in 2019.
Under the agreement reached between the California Women’s Amateur Championship (CWAC) and CGA, the California Women’s Amateur and California Senior Women’s Amateur will rotate between North and South championship venues on an annual basis.
In 2019, Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel Valley will host both events.
Founded by women’s golf legend and NCGA Hall of Famer Helen Lengfeld, the California Women’s Amateur was first held in 1967. The championship features an illustrious list of past winners including Shelley Hamlin, Patty Sheehan, Juli Inkster and Pat Cornett. The inaugural Senior Women’s Amateur Championship was held in 1979.
The CGA was formed in 1912 between the NCGA and SCGA to promote and organize state-wide California golf championships. The CGA currently operates the annual California Amateur, California Senior Amateur and CIF State Boys and Girls’ High School Championships.