The 36-hole stroke play championship was set to begin at 8 a.m. and
concludes on Wednesday on the University of Illinois Golf Course in
Savoy. Spectators are welcome.
Nearly half of the entrants hold
USGA handicaps of 10 or less. Gianna DiGrazia, Addison, who has the
lowest handicap in the field with a 2.1, won the American Junior
Golf Association Nike event in the Quad Cities last week.
The tournament at Savoy is recognized in AJGA's performance-based
The results for each round and the lists of starters will be
posted at www.iwga.org as soon as
Founded in 1933, the IWGA is an all-volunteer organization
devoted to advancing golf opportunities for the women and girls of
Illinois by conducting state championship tournaments and through
fundraising to support charitable contributions to individual and
organizations that embody the spirit of amateur golf
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In addition to running three state championship tournaments each
year, the all-volunteer IWGA, through its charitable giving,
actively supports women's golf teams in Illinois public colleges,
the Evans Scholars Fund, programs for veterans and the Susan G.
Komen Fund. Annually, IWGA awards the Julia Dodds Scholarship to an
outstanding junior golfer.
Funding for these and other charitable contributions comes
primarily from clubs and associations sponsoring an annual Victory
Tournament. Grants totaled more than $24,000 in 2005 and over
$900,000 in the 65-year history of the Victory Tournament.
IWGA board members' names, past tournament results and entry
forms for all tournaments are available at
[Illinois Women's Golf
Association news release]