17th NCGA Women’s and 15th Senior Women’s Amateur Championships | Poppy Hills | July 5-7, 2021
The NCGA Women’s Amateur Championship is the association’s premier events for female golfers. In its short history, the stroke play tournament has quickly become a fixture on the competitive calendar.
The tournament record of 5-under-par 139 was set in 2016 by champion Camille Orito. Lynne Cowan is the only multiple-year winner, securing titles in back-to-back years 2006 and 2007.
The Senior Women’s championship is for players aged 50 and over. Lynne Cowan holds the Senior Women’s 36-hole scoring record with a 144 in 2016. Lynne Cowan holds the Senior record with four wins.
In 2021, both championships are being extended to 54 holes with a 36-hole cut.
ENTRIES CLOSE: June 20, 2021
ENTRY FEE: $165 per player
(Field limited to 96 players in total between the two divisions).
ELIGIBILITY: All female golfers with a numeric handicap index listed on their club’s master report of 7.4 or less (18.4 or less for senior division) on the date of registration.
FORMAT: 54 holes stroke play (18 holes per day). After 36 holes the field is cut to the low 30 players and ties, divided proportionally between the two divisions.
EXEMPTIONS: All past NCGA Women’s and Senior Women’s Amateur champions receive a 10-year exemption. (Exempt players are guaranteed entry into the event when registering any time prior to the entry deadline).
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For some players, a double-bogey, bogey start in the final round could lead to an eventual drop off the cliff. San Mateo resident Faith Low stumbled, but never let it get her down. Low, a Youth on Course and Junior Tour of Northern California member, shook off the early stumble, carding a final round even-par 72 to win the annual NCGA Women’s Amateur on a sunny Tuesday at Poppy Hills Golf Course. 2020 Recap | View 2020 Photo Gallery
Rei Nakatani may not have won in a while, but she sure looked comfortable coming down the stretch at the annual NCGA Women’s Amateur Championship. After starting the final round three strokes behind the lead, Nakatani shot a bogey-free 3-under 33 on the back nine to cap off the low round of the tournament, 3-under 69, and take the title at Poppy Hills. Her tournament total of even-par 144 earned her a two-shot victory over first round leader Annika Borrelli. Read Full 2019 Recap | View 2019 Photo Gallery
Despite the difficult windy conditions on the back nine, Antonia Malate finished with a bang. Malate played her final seven holes in one-under par, including a 12-foot birdie putt on the final green to cap off her first NCGA title in the Women’s Amateur Championship at Poppy Hills GC. Her final round 79 gave her a two day total of 10-over 154 and a one-shot victory over Arielle Swan-Smith Read Full 2018 Recap | View 2018 Photo Gallery
|2005||Jenelle Gomez at Poppy Hills||78-71-149|
|2006||Lynne Cowan at Poppy Hills||73-76-149|
|2007||Lynne Cowan at Poppy Hills||71-75-146|
|2008||Ki-Shui Liao at Spyglass Hill||79-79-158|
|2009||Joanne Lee at Spyglass Hill & Poppy Hills||81-73-154|
|2010||Emily Childs at Poppy Hills & Spyglass Hill||69-78-147|
|2011||Devon Brown at Spyglass Hill & Poppy Hills||70-72-142|
|2012||Andrea Wong at Poppy Hills & Spyglass Hill||72-74-146|
|2013||Paige Lee at Spyglass Hill & Spanish Bay||72-75-147|
|2014||Audra Kepler at Del Monte & Spyglass Hill||70-72-142|
|2015||Carly Childs at Spyglass Hill & Poppy Hills||73-73-146|
|2016||Camille Orito at Poppy Hills & Black Horse||66-73-139|
|2017||Sabrina Iqbal at Poppy Hills||71-76-147|
|2018||Antonia Malate at Poppy Hills||75-79-154|
|2019||Rei Nakatani at Poppy Hills||75-69-144|
|2020||Faith Low at Poppy Hills||70-72-142|
Past Senior Champions
|2007||Marianne Towersey at Poppy Hills||76-78-154|
|2008||Lisa Stanley at Spyglass Hill||81-79-160|
|2009||Patricia Cornett at Spyglass Hill & Poppy Hills||76-80-156|
|2010||Patricia Cornett at Poppy Hills & Spyglass Hill||77-74-151|
|2011||Sandra Woodruff at Spyglass Hill & Poppy Hills||76-79-155|
|2012||Marianne Towersey at Poppy Hills & Spyglass Hill||73-76-149|
|2013||Sandra Woodruff at Spyglass Hill & Spanish Bay||78-77-155|
|2014||Lynne Cowan at Del Monte & Spyglass Hill||71-77-148|
|2015||Pat Cornett at Spyglass Hill & Poppy Hills||77-75-152|
|2016||Lynne Cowan at Poppy Hills & Black Horse||71-73-144|
|2017||Lynne Cowan at Poppy Hills||75-72-147|
|2018||Jennifer Douglas at Poppy Hills||79-74-153|
|2019||Lynne Cowan at Poppy Hills||76-76-152|
|2020||Marianne Towersey at Poppy Hills||79-72-151|