The first stroke-play amateur championship conducted by the Women’s TRANS National Golf Association will be hosted by Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club (Shaffer’s Mill) in Truckee, CA on July 9-12, 2013. This 72-hole event will mark the 83rd year that TRANS has invited top women amateurs from around the world to compete for the prestigious title of TRANS CHAMPION. The previous format of the tournament was match-play.
This year’s championship has players from five different countries including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, and the Phillippines. Almost half the players currently registered are from California. In addition, there are 59 collegiate players representing 36 different universities. Finally, 51 of the players have a handicap of 1 or less with 39 players having plus handicaps. This will make for a very competitive field.
The stroke-play format will be limited to 120 contestants with the lowest handicap indexes who have entered by May 26, 2013. After 36 holes of play, the field will be cut to the lowest 60 scores and ties and the competition will continue for an additional 36 holes when a TRANS National Champion will be named and the George IV Sterling Silver trophy will be presented. After 36 holes of play, TRANS will continue to award the junior, the senior and the championship medalist trophies and prizes. Also, the Howell Team trophy will be presented to the two players from the same club or university whose combined 36-hole score is the lowest of the teams who have registered to compete for the team event.
About the Women’s Trans National Golf Association (WTNGA)
WTNGA has conducted the TRANS Amateur Championship since its inception in 1927 at various country clubs across the United States. TRANS is one of the longest consecutively running women’s amateur championships in the country and it continues to draw a strong field of career amateurs and LPGA hopefuls alike. Among its many champions and/or competitors are Brittany Lang, Paige MacKenzie, Nancy Lopez, Lorena Ochoa, Grace Park, Judy Bell, Carol Semple Thompson, Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Patty Berg.
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