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45th Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

September 16-18
Soangetaha Country Club
Galesburg, Illinois

The final round of the 45th IWGA Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship was closely contested up to the final hole.  Sue Miller, Woodridge, fired a final round 82 to take the championship with a three-day total of 243.  Close behind were Char McLear of McHenry and Martha O’Boyle of Palos Heights with totals of 245.

Winning the Low Net prize from the field was Kris Gilstrap, McHenry, with a three day net total of 220.

The Soangetaha Local Committee Chairs selected LaGrace Hall of Hope for the recipient of the IWGA $1500.00 donation. The Founders, Barb Cox and Sandra Miller accepted the check with lots of grace and appreciation. If anyone would like more information on this charity, check them out on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/LaGrace-Hall-of-Hope/119599748125290

About IWGA:  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 in 2009 with total contributions from the IWGA Victory Fund surpassing $1,000,000.

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