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Sponsored by The Committee for the California Women's Amateur Championships (CWAC)

Helen Lengfeld, Founder

July 25-29, 2017 (Tuesday - Saturday)


Carmel, California


Registration Closing Date: July 5, 2017 9 PM PDT

FORMAT: 36 holes of stroke play qualifying, 18 holes a day, low 32 players will advance to single elimination match play. A tie for the last qualifier’s place will be decided immediately after play on Tuesday, July 26th with a hole-by-hole play-off.

Entry Fee: $250, which includes green fees and practice balls before the round and Awards Ceremony. Credit cards will not be charged until entry is accepted.

Eligibility: Open to female amateurs with a current handicap index not exceeding 12.6 as of the July 1, 2017 USGA Index Revision. CWAC accepts a current index issued from an international body of golf that would be equivalent to a USGA Handicap Index within the prescribed limit for entry into the championship.

Field Size: Field limited to the 84 players with the lowest July 1st Handicap Indexes for stroke play qualifying and the field will be cut to 32 for match play.

Wait list: All entries will be held on await list until registration closes. 84 players with the lowest Handicap Index will be accepted into the Championship field. Should the number of entries exceed the field size, those not initially accepted into the field will remain on the wait list ranked by July 1st Handicap Index and will be moved into the field in that order when an opening occurs.


July 25    Round 1 stroke play

July 26    Round 2 stroke play;

                Play-off if necessary for 32nd spot for match play;

                Awards Ceremony

July 27    AM Round of 32;

                PM Round of 16

July 28    AM Quarterfinals;

                PM Semifinals 

July 29    AM Final Match;

                Awards Ceremony

TEES: CWAC marker, yardage targeted to be 6000-6200 yds.

Prizes Awarded: Champion, Runner up, Semi-finalist and Quarterfinalist and stroke play qualifying Medalist. This Championship is an NCGA Player of the Year points event.

Caddies: Caddies permitted.

Practice Round Schedule by contacting the Quail Lodge & Golf Club Pro Shop, 831-620-8808 to arrange for a practice round. Let them know you are playing in the California Women’s Amateur Championship for a reduced rate.

Transportation: Players and caddies may ride.

Withdrawals and Refunds: Online withdrawal can be done prior to the close of registration. After registration closes, please contact Joan Caldwell, JoanCaldwell@CWACgolf.org, 415-336-6703. Withdrawals after the closing date will be refunded 50% of the entry fee, up to 2 business days prior to the championship. No refunds will be given for a withdrawal within 2 business days of the start of the Championship.

Championship Chair

Joan Caldwell



Championship Co-Chair

Yole Whitlock