East Team wins Inaugural Challenge Cup

November 21, 2015

The Woodlands, Texas

Tournament Course at the Woodlands



The STXLAGA (South Texas Ladies Amateur Golf Association) held its Inaugural Challenge Cup placing the East verses West in a Four-ball match play competition. Forty players traveled from all over South Texas to The Woodlands to compete. Each match competed for one total point on each hole. The total points available for each match was 18 points.

Ten four-ball matches teed off in pouring rain with a cold front that howled producing 25 mph winds. The West won six of the ten matches and lead by 8 points until the last three teams from the East, came in totaling 22 points to overcome the deficit, for a winning total of 97 East points to the West 83 points.

The East four-ball winning teams were Karen Northcutt of The Woodlands and her partner April Staffa of Pasadena won 11 to 7, Sharon Rutherford of Houston and her partner Dawn Bryne of Kingwood, won by the largest margin 14 to 4, Paweena Bennett of Tomball and her partner Loretta Ilges of Kingwood won 12.5 to 5.5 and Margret Bosman of The Woodlands and Charlee Johnson of Houston won 11.5 to 6.5. Other members of the East Team were Meghan Moake of Houston, Lecia Alexander of Sugarland, Julie Robichaux of Kingwood, Leslie Henry of Houston, Meg Christensen of Houston, Cindy Gilkeson of Sugarland, Pam Almandoz of Houston, Suzette Kirchner of Spring, Michele Hurlburt of Katy, Karen Shrewbart of Houston, Diana Henigan of Montgomery and Mary Wolf of Houston.

STXLAGA was organized for all lower handicap female golfers to play together on a regular basis in order to experience the true interest and spirit of the game of golf. Members must be under a 15.0 index in order to join. For more information go to STXLAGA.com.

2015 Results below:

Name Hometown Points Points Name Hometown
Meghan Moake Houston 8 10 Kelley Nittoli San Antonio
Lecia Alexander Sugarland Janie Guynes Fredricksburg
Julie Robichaux Kingwood 7.5 10.5 Claudia Ramirez San Antonio
Leslie Henry Houston Diane Henry Kerrville
Meg Christensen Houston 7.5 10.5 Whitney Smith San Antonio
Cindy Gilkeson Sugarland Patti Livingston Schertz
Karen Northcutt The Woodlands 11 7 Bresha Bryant Austin
April Staffa Pasadena Julia Roth Canyon Lake
Pam Almandoz Houston 8.5 9.5 Isabelle Mumford Boerne
Suzette Kirchner Spring Donna Brady Fair Oaks Ranch
Michele Hurlburt Katy 8 10 Ann Webb Austin
Karen Shewbart Houston Aaron Seafous Austin
Diana Henigan Montgomery 8.5 9.5 Janina Collins San Antonio
Mary Wolf Houston Nina Cardenas San Antonio
Sharon Rutherford Houston 14 4 Syd Muenster Fair Oaks Ranch
Dawn Byrne Kingwood Sandi Fedor Fair Oaks Ranch
Paweena Bennett Tomball 12.5 5.5 Charlene Haynes San Antonio
Loretta Ilges Kingwood Diane Pollard Austin
Margret Bosman The Woodlands 11.5 6.5 Tammy Trichell Helotes
Charlee Johnson Houston Debbie Baum Fair Oaks Ranch