2018 Championship

The LPGA Play Championship series is the largest woman's amateur golf tournament in the world. In 2018, it all started at McGregor Links on July 14 with the Capital Region Chapter Championship.
Chapter members of all skill levels have the opportunity to compete against other members who share the same playing ability. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or new to the game, the LPGA Amateurs Championship series provides a venue to experience competitive golf among friends and in the spirit of fun.

2018 Participants (With Handicap Indices and Flight Winners)

Championship Flight

Mary Diefendorf    9.5  1st place Low Gross (89)

First Flight

Mary Corrigan       16.8  1st place Low Gross (87) – playoff to 1st hole

Robin Raco           14.7  2nd place Low Net (76)

Pat Reynolds        13.8  1st place Low Net (73)

Katie Vitello          10.7   2nd place Low Gross (87) – playoff to 1st hole

Michele Walls       14.6

Second Flight

Natalia Bausback   23.7  2nd place Low Net (77)

Cathy Billa              23.0  1st place Low Net (75)

Gail Czelusniak      19.0  1st place Low Gross (95)

Denise DeCarlo      23.5

Julie Naglieri           21.6  2nd place Low Gross (100)

Third Flight

Stephanie Brown     24.8  1st place Low Gross (97)

Karen Teal               27.9  1st place Low Net (83)


Fourth Flight

Cathie Becker          40.4  1st place Low Gross (115)

Scramble Team

1st place with a score of 79 (-5 Computation Factor applied to gross score):
Latefa Lang              32.5 (-2)  

Peg McAteer            26.2 (-1)

Raona Roy               35.6 (-2)

Mary Cowans           38.6 (-2)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 

McGregor Links,  359 Northern Pines Road, Wilton, NY 12931   www.

$85 per riding golfer, $65 per walker 
Including LPGA Play Championship entry fee, McGregor greens fee, range balls, awards, and buffet following the event. 

Stroke Play – Competitors play in one of five flights based on their handicap. First place low gross and first place low net winners in each of the flights will qualify to advance to the next stage of the competion. Recognition awards are give for the low gross and low net Senior players (55-69) and for the low gross and low net Super Senior players (70 and over). Click here for 2018 participant Information – Stroke Play
Championship Flight 0.0 - 10.0 handicap index
First Flight 10.1 - 17.0
Second Flight 17.1 - 24.0
Third Flight 24.1 - 32.0
Fourth Flight 32.1 - 40.4

Scramble Teams – Team handicap factor is based on the handicaps of all four players. Winners based on net team scores. Two scramble teams with the lowest net scores will be eligible to advance to Semi-Finals. Click here for 2018 Championship Participant Information – Scramble, including handicap-index computation factors.

You must be a female LPGA Play member who holds a GHIN or GN21 handicap 
(with at least two 18-hole-equivalent scores posted during 2018). Handicap cutoff date is July 1. Need a handicap? Click here for Handicap Central.

No later than June 27, 2018
Click here  for registration directions. To complete your registration and payment click here  for our Chapter page on the national website. (You may be directed to log in to the Member Clubhouse first.) To register, you will need your member number, your credit card information, and your GHIN or GN21 number.

Practice Round:     
McGregor Links is offering one practice round to golfers registered for the Chapter Championship for $60 with cart, $40 walking. Contact Head Professional Bob VanAuken, PGA, the McGregor Pro Shop, 518-584-6664, to schedule a tee time at least one week before the July 14 event.

More Information: 
For general information about the 2018 LPGA Women Who Play Championship, click here.
For the full set of Player Documents covering policies and rules for the Championship series, click here.

For questions regarding the Chapter Championship, please contact Michelle Burton at chapterchampionship@ewgacapitalregion.com

LPGA Play Championship Stages and 2018 Schedule
Chapter Championship, an 18-hole local qualifying round held at each chapter location. 
Semi-Final Championship, an 18-hole round held at 15 district venues during June-August. Our Northeastern District Semi-Final will be held August 11 at Tunxis Country Club, Farmington, Conn.
Championship Finals, a two-day, 36-hole event, held this year on October 12-13 at Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, Fla.