EWGA Cup Midwest Regional Qualifier Update
September 9-10, 2017
Marble Falls, TX
Fort Worth was represented at the 2017 EWGA Cup Midwest Regional Qualifier on September 9-10 at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Marble Falls, Texas.
The Texas Tee Birds had previously advanced to the Nationals in this same tournament in 2014 where they came in third place.
The 2017 Team included Janet Case, Jody Fountain, Terry Rolan, Linda Carter, Jeanne Green, Mary Ann Green, Tami Bopp, and Diann Goodman. They rented a condo with four bedrooms and four baths on Lake LBJ which allowed them to spend more time together as a team. The beautiful back deck allowed them to enjoy the view as they anticipated and allowed them to relive the day's golf adventures.
The Midwest and Central Qualifiers were held at the same location but on alternating courses. The first day of competition for the Fort Worth Team was a Four Ball Match Play competition. The teams consisted of Janet Case/Jeanne Green, Mary Ann Green/ Diann Goodman, Jody Fountain/Terry Rolan and Linda Carter/Tami Bopp. Slick Rock Course had an adjusted slope rating of 72.0 / 127. The team fought hard and ended up with 2.5 out of a possible 4 points.
Day 2 of the competition was on Apple Rock course with a slope rating of 72.2 / 126. This was by far the harder of the two courses but the team was ready to fight to the finish. The elevation changes were breathtaking to look at but hard as heck to adjust to as most of the team went to 16 – 18 holes before accepting the fact that it was not their year to advance. They only won 2 points out of a possible 8 to finish 12th out of the 13 teams (ouch).
Congratulations to the teams that did advance:
- 1st Rocket City Angry Birds from Hunstville, AL
- 2nd San Antonio Aces from San Antonio, TX
- 3rd Windy City Winners from Chicago, IL
- 4th Houston Grippers & Sippers from Houston, TX
- 5th Fore Des Moines from Des Moines, IA
In a class act, Houston’s Team Captain, Zona Trahan, came over to the Fort Worth Team table at the Awards Ceremony and thanked the Fort Worth Chapter for sending a box to Houston in the spirit of Hurricane Harvey’s Relief efforts. Zona reported that thankfully, all the Houston EWGA players suffered minor damages to their homes, but some family members lost homes.
Although Fort Worth did not win their matches, they were all thrilled to spend time on the gorgeous courses and see friends and players they've enjoyed competing against in previous years.
It is such blessing to be a part of an organization that allows a group of golfer friends to travel to destinations with beautiful golf courses and to take time to foster friendships that will last a lifetime.
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Congratulations to our winners and participants.
Our winners will advance to the EWGA Texas region semi-finals
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