The Northern Team


A WGANC member becomes a player on the Northern Team by earning points for outstanding tournament play in the WGANC Stroke Play Championship, WGANC Match Play Championship, WGANC Champion of Champions and California Women’s Championship. To become a player on the team, a player receiving points must play in at least 2 of these events. The Northern Team plays in two events each year.

The first event is called the North/South Team Match. This is where Northern California members plays against Southern California members. The 2017 North/South Team Matches were held July 20 at San Luis Obispo Club. This year’s team members were Lynne Cowan, Karen Garcia, Tina Barker, Eden Anderson, Joy Robinson, and Jane Findarle. The Southern Team was quite formidable this year and was victorious. The score was 2 ½ to 9 ½. The tournament record is now 10 wins in the 34 years the event has been played.


The second event is called the Nor Cal Cup Matches. This is where California Amateur Women play against California Professional Women. This year the Matches returned to Carmel Valley Ranch on October 29 and 30. In this event the six WGANC players team up with six players from the Pacific Women’s Golf Association in the same Ryder Cup style matches, but this time against 12 PGA female teaching professionals from the NorCal PGA section. This was the 21st anniversary of this event. The tournament is played over 2 days. In the afternoon of the first day they play nine holes in the Four Ball format followed by a dinner with the pros. The second day they play the Scramble and Chapman formats. Representing WGANC were Lynne Cowan, Eden Anderson, Joy Robinson, Tina Barker, Jane Findarle and our WGANC Executive Director, Eva Monisteri who plays out of Half Moon Bay. This year was a closely contested battle and unfortunately the amateurs were a few points shy of a win. The score was pros 13, amateurs 11. Our amateur team now has an overall record of 15 wins and only 6 losses.

The top point earners eligible to play in 2018 are:
Lynne Cowan of Sierra View CC , who will serve as captain, Jane Findarle of Spring Creek GCC, Joy Robinson of Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Karen Garcia of Auburn Valley CC, Tina Barker of Green Valley Country Club and Kelly Wilson of Cameron Park CC.

Each year we post the Northern Team photos on our Shutterfly page. Go there now…