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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

IWGA announces 2007 state amateur tournaments

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[March 20, 2007]  SPRINGFIELD The Illinois Women's Golf Association announces the dates and locations of its 2007 state amateur tournaments:

June 19-22 -- 74th annual Illinois Women's Amateur Golf Championship, Red Tail Golf Club, Decatur

Each participant must be an Illinois resident with a handicap index of 30 or less and must be a club or individual member of IWGA. No age limit.

The format is 18-hole stroke play for the qualifying round, followed by match play in flights.

Entries will be accepted from applicants with the lowest handicaps until June 7, or until the field is full. The entry fee is $125.

The tournament chairman is Lynne Frary, 608-365-5064 or lfrary@gmail.com.

July 31 and Aug. 1 -- 28th annual Illinois Junior Girls' Golf Championship, University of Illinois Orange Course, Savoy

Each participant must be an Illinois resident with a handicap of 40 or less, or a scoring average of 120 or less.

Entry is open to females who have not reached their 19th birthday and have not yet begun college. The format is 36 holes of stroke play.

Entries will be accepted until July 16, or until the field is full. The entry fee is $50.

This tournament is included in both the AJGA PBE system and the Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking database.

The tournament chairman is Marlene Miller, 847-234-2154 or mememiller@aol.com.

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Sept. 11-13 -- 38th annual Illinois Senior Women's Amateur Golf Championship, Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club, Rock Island

Each participant must be an Illinois resident, a club or individual member of IWGA, and have a handicap index not to exceed 30. The minimum age is 50 years.

The format is 54 holes of stroke play.

Entries will be accepted Aug. 1-15 from applicants with the lowest handicaps, or until the field of 120 is full. The entry fee of $170 includes a $45 cart fee.

The tournament chairman is Pam Henning, 309-762-3122 or rghenning1@yahoo.com.

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IWGA mission: 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.

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 Foundation, programs for veterans, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Mills Breast Cancer Institute.

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 $23,000 in 2006.

Entry forms, past tournament results, scholarship eligibility and charitable giving information, and IWGA board members' names are available at www.iwga.org.

[Text from news release received from the Illinois Women's Golf Association]

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