Matching Up

State’s top female amateurs get their shot at Ravenna as club set to host 104th CGA Women’s Match Play

By Gary Baines – 07/07/2019

The 2017 and ’18 men’s CGA Match Play Championships were both held at The Club at Ravenna in Littleton.

Now it’s the women’s turn.

The 104th CGA Women’s Match Play will be held Monday through Thursday (July 8-11) at Ravenna, a course designed by Jay Morrish.

The event will open with a stroke-play qualifier on Monday for those competing in the championship and senior championship, with 16 players making the championship bracket and eight the senior bracket. Other competitors will play in eight-person handicap divisions, which will begin action with match play quarterfinals on Tuesday.

The championship division will play two rounds of matches on Tuesday, and the title match will be contested over 36 holes.

University of Denver golfer Mary Weinstein, who won the CGA Women’s Stroke Play by six shots last month, will try to become the first player to sweep the CGA women’s majors since Jennifer Kupcho in 2016. Weinstein was the CGA Women’s Player of the Year in both 2017 and ’18, and finished second in the Match Play last year.

Also among those seeking the championship title are recent U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifiers Erin Sargent, Anna Kennedy and Katherine Hollern. Sargent has been the runner-up in the last three CGA Women’s Stroke Plays. Likewise in the field are former Colorado Women’s Open champion Erin Houtsma, University of Colorado golfer Kelsey Webster and Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Janet Moore.

Among the most prominent seniors entered are Colorado Golf Hall of Famers Kim Eaton (a four-time Senior Match champion) and Christie Austin; defending champion Tiffany Maurycy; 2018 CGA Women’s Senior Player of the Year Kristine Franklin; 2014 Senior Match champ Deb Hughes; and Marilyn Hardy.

For Monday’s tee times, CLICK HERE.