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 were 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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Just last week, Alamo resident Annika Borrelli failed to get through a U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier. The poor results literally left her in tears. Among those consoling her was her dad, Dave, and her coach at the University of San Francisco, Sara Doell. “After talking with my coach, she just told me to remember to have fun out there. Not to press early,” said Borrelli, a senior on the USF women’s golf squad. 2021 Recap | View 2021 Photo Gallery
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|
|2021||Annika Borrelli at Poppy Hills||71-71-78-220|
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|
|2021||Tina Barker at Poppy Hills||72-77-78-231|