In the battle of the 17 year olds, Lauren Chappell of Charlston IL defeated Louise McCulloch of Wilmette…
Brianne Bolden of Mokena captures 2016 Illinois State Junior Girl’s Championship at the U of I Orange Course in Champaign. Brianne Bolden of Mokena (74-74-148) and Reena Sulkar of Barrington Hills (77-71-148) were tied after 36 holes of play. Brianne won the sudden death playoff with an eagle on the 427-yard par-5 first hole, hitting her second shot within 8 feet of the hole.
The IWGA also announced today the recipient of the 2016 Julia H. Dodds award. Louise McCulloch of Wilmette received the honor given to an outstanding high school senior who exhibits leadership, scholarship, sportsmanship, and character. Louise is headed to Northwestern University next year.
Illinois Women’s Golf Association
Founded in 1933, the IWGA is an all-volunteer organization devoted to advancing golf opportunities for the women and girls of Illinois by conducting state championship tournaments and through fundraising to support charitable contributions to individual and organizations that embody the spirit of amateur golf.
In addition to running three state championship tournaments each year, the all-volunteer IWGA, through its charitable giving, actively supports women and girl golfers of all ages and skill levels through our Victory Endowment Fund. Annual contributions include grants to women’s golf teams in Illinois colleges, stipends to USGA Junior qualifiers and State Team members. The IWGA also honors a Junior golfer of outstanding character, scholarship, and sportsmanship with the prestigious Julia Dodd Junior Award. Funding for these and other charitable contributions comes primarily from clubs and associations sponsoring an annual Victory Tournament. Grants totaled more than $28,000 each year with total contributions from the IWGA Victory Fund surpassing $1,158,000.