EWGA Cup - Atlantic Qualifier Results
On Sept 26-27 the EWGA held
the Atlantic Region Qualifier Cup Event. Our Greenville Chapter's team,
Upstate Iron Ladies, captained by Rhonda Rusch and 7 other members,
Nancy Adair, Mary K Lane, Christine Ring, Brenda Rutledge, Beverly
Scarborough, Barb Stio and Stacie Wallice competed in a two day match
play tournament. The team members handicaps ranged from 14 - 31, which
illustrates that golfers of all levels can play in competitive
golf. There were 15 other teams from EWGA Chapters of the Carolinas,
DC, Ohio, and Florida. They competed in the rainy weather at the
Skybrook Golf Course in Huntersville, NC (suburb of Charlotte).
format is similar to the Solheim Cup where you have 2 ladies from each
team competing against 2 ladies from an opposing team. In partner
matches, the Iron Ladies came in with 2 wins and a tie and had 2.5
points of 4 possible and were tied for 5th; with the top 4 teams having 3
points. Singles matches commenced on Sunday where each Upstate Iron
Lady competed against one other lady from different teams. As the day
turned to afternoon, the team came in with victory after victory to take
6 wins and 2 ties, for 7 points for a Total of 9.5. The Upstate Iron
Ladies took 1st place!! The top teams are invited to advance and
compete on the national level.
Upstate Iron Ladies are traveling to compete in the EWGA National Cup
event in Reunion, FL Nov 13-14 where they and 36 other teams from all
over the country will play for the title.
of these ladies, Christine Ring, Brenda Rutledge and Barb Stio, have
also won local and regional EWGA championship events and will represent
our region and Chapter at the EWGA National Championships in Palm
Springs the end of this month. They will play in a 4-person scramble
team, with fellow EWGA Member, Erin Hutton. We are also proud to have
Brenda Kinne advance to Nationals and represent us in stroke play.
we may be considered a small chapter with 40 members, we have women
who embrace the game, play in weekly and weekend league events,
participate in golf clinics, work on continuous improvement and get out
there and compete and represent the Upstate well locally, regionally
and nationally. I am so proud of our members.
- Rhonda Rusch, President EWGA Greenville SC Chapter