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. In 2016 it was held July 17 at Pasatiempo Golf Club. 2016’s team members were Lynne Cowan, Karen Garcia, Sandy Woodruff, Eden Anderson, Stacey Camara, and Janet Smith. They had another hard fought battle and for the second consecutive year ended up in a tie, 6 to 6. According to the tie breaker procedures the tie was broken with a sudden death play-off using the scramble format. The South was represented by Kathy Kurata of Friendly Hills CC and Colette Rosenberg of Riviera CC. Karen Garcia and Lynne Cowan represented the North. On the first hole neither team was able to hole their birdie attempts and the play-off continued. On the second hole Garcia and Cowan failed to make their long birdie attempts and the match was conceded to the South as they had put their approach shot to about 18 inches. Another close one! The tournament record is now 10 wins in the 33 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. In 2016 the Matches returned to Carmel Valley Ranch on October 23 and 24. 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 20th anniversary of this event. The amateur team has a fine overall record and this year with a score of 17 to 7, they added another victory to the tally, which is now 15 wins and 5 losses.


The top point earners eligible to play in 2017 are:
Lynne Cowan of Sierra View CC , who will serve as captain, Eden Anderson of Claremont CC, Joy Robinson of Monterey Peninsula Country Club and Karen Garcia of Auburn Valley CC, Tina Barker of Green Valley Country Club and Jane Findarle of Spring Creek GCC.

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