MOLALLA, ORE. - The 2017 Women’s Interclub Play season came to a close this week as the Championship took place on Monday, October 16th at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore. It was a fun day to celebrate a season which had 16 Clubs competing from Vancouver, Wash. to Salem, Ore. competing in three divisions. The season consisted of 5 Matches where teams played Four-Ball Match Play with Gross, Net and Overall points against the other teams in their Division. At the end of the regular season, 3 Overall Division Champions were crowned. In Division 1, Forest Hills Golf Club. In Division 2, EWGA PDX Golf Club and RedTail Golf Club in Division 3.
Each Division Champion team brought 8 players to compete for the 2017 Women’s Interclub Play Championship, playing two matches against the other two Division Champions. The format was the same as the regular season, Four-Ball Match Play with Gross, Net and Overall points.
The Overall Championship Match was won by Forest Hills Golf Club who earned 17.5 points. Forest Hills earned 11.5 out of a possible 12 gross points from their 4 Matches. EWGA earned 9.5 points and RedTail earned 9 points.
Each Division also awarded a Gross and Net Division Champion based on points earned during the regular season who would also compete in the 2017 WIP Championship. The Gross and Net Champions also played Four-Ball Match Play with Gross, Net and Overall points to determine a champion
The 2017 Gross Division Champions were Persimmon Country Club in Division 1, Eastmoreland Golf Club in Division 2 and Tri-Mountain Golf Club in Division 3. Eastmoreland would emerge as the 2017 WIP Gross Champion earning 15.5 points. Tri-Mountain would finish with 10.5 points and Persimmon with 10 points.
The 2017 Net Division Champions were Heron Lakes Golf Club in Division 1, Rock Creek Country in Division 2 and Meriwether Nat’l Golf Club in Division 3. Heron Lakes earned 14.5 points during the Championship and earned the title of the 2017 WIP Net Champion. Meriwether Nat’l Golf Club would finish with 12.5 points and Rock Creek Country Club with 9 points.
A consolation match took place on Monday for the teams that did not win their division. Teams competed in a 2-person scramble with 3 teams of 2 players. Teams would take their best gross and net score on each hole to post a team score. Camas Meadows would win the gross award finishing with a team score of 66 (-5). Mallard Creek/Trysting Tree won the Net award with a score of 58 (-13).
In 2016, Skill Shot competitions were added to each Match. Winners of each skill shot received a $10 gift card to the host facility as well as 10 team points towards the season long Team Skill Shot Competition. This year, Meriwether National Golf Club won the Team Skill Shot Champion earning 40 points on the season.
Thank you to all the teams that participated in the 2017 Women’s Interclub Play Season and Championship and Season Finale. We will look forward to seeing everyone in 2018 for the 5th season of Women’s Interclub Play.