56th California Women's Amateur Championship

July 25-29, 2022, San Luis Obispo

The California Women’s Amateur Championship is designed for the top female amateur golfers to compete against each other for the state championship. The event utilizes 36 holes of stroke play qualifying followed by single-elimination match play for the top 32 players. Beginning in 2019, the event will be administered by the NCGA and SCGA in partnership with the CWAC Committee. The event will be conducted in Southern California for the first time in 2021 and will rotate between NorCal and SoCal venues moving forward.


Annika Borrelli etches name into history, claims Cal Women's Am Title

Photos Results

After five days, seven matches and 156 competitors, there was only one woman left standing at end of the California Women’s Amateur Championship. Annika Borrelli endured a tough golf course, sweltering heat and the grueling format to etch her name in history at the storied Hacienda GC.

The finals match exploded with energy and excitement as Borrelli took a 1UP lead after the opening hole but Guo, a sophomore at the University of Texas, bounced back to win three straight holes, courtesy of two impressive birdies on No. 2 and the uphill par-3 fourth.

Borrelli, the 2021 NCGA Women’s Amateur Champion, came charging right back with a 15-foot birdie putt of her own on the par-5 fifth and followed that up with an improbable up-and-down for par on the par-3 sixth. After six holes, there was not a single hole halved.

The University of San Francisco senior continued her onslaught with a win on No. 9, a birdie on the tough uphill 10th and another birdie on No. 11 to catapult herself into a 3UP lead heading down last of the back nine, capping a stretch of seven holes where she won five.

As both players continued to trade blows, Guo battled back with a birdie to take No. 13 to trim the lead to 2UP. But on the next box, Guo hooked a tee shot into the trees on the left side of the fairway, which caught a fortuitous bounce and left her 200+ yards into the par-4. With Borrelli sitting perfectly in the fairway, Guo roped a 3-wood up near the green and lipped out her chip for birdie. With the pressure squarely on her, Borrelli narrowly missed her birdie effort to keep the match at 2UP.

Standing on the 15th tee box, fresh off dodging a bullet on the previous hole, Guo pulled another tee shot left while Borrelli found another fairway. As was the theme on this afternoon, Guo pulled a fairway metal from a sidehill rough lie and stuffed it to 15 feet. Up on the green, Borrelli stared down a 40-foot uphill putt for birdie that never left the center of the hole, leaving the match at 3UP with three to go.

After finding the green on No. 16, Guo went flag hunting and left her shot short in the bunker, needing a miracle to extend the match. As Guo’s bunker shot flew past the hole, Borrelli knew victory was hers. She two-putted and enjoyed an emotional embrace with her caddie and father, plus the numerous supporters who followed her all day.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2021 Annika Borrelli Hacienda GC
2020 Sara Camarena
Pasatiempo GC
2019 Amari Avery
Quail Lodge & GC
2018 Ty Akabane Quail Lodge & GC
2017 Brooke Riley Quail Lodge & GC
2016 Sabrina Iqbal Quail Lodge & GC
2015 Jessica Luo Quail Lodge & GC
2014 Carmen Gutierrez Ballon Quail Lodge & GC
2013 Lauren Kim Quail Lodge & GC
2012 Angel Yin Quail Lodge & GC
2011 Jenni JenQ Quail Lodge & GC
2010 Angel Yin Quail Lodge & GC
2009 Casie Cathrea Quail Lodge & GC
2008 Jennifer Johnson Quail Lodge & GC
2007 Lynne Cowan Quail Lodge & GC
2006 Marianne Towersey Quail Lodge & GC
2005 Lynne Cowan Quail Lodge & GC
2004 Mina Harigae Quail Lodge & GC
2003 Mina Harigae Quail Lodge & GC
2002 Mina Harigae Quail Lodge & GC
2001 Mina Harigae Quail Lodge & GC
2000 Lynne Cowan Quail Lodge & GC
1999 Lynne Cowan Quail Lodge & GC
1998 Corey Weworski Quail Lodge & GC
1997 Natalie Gulbis Quail Lodge & GC
1996 Dorothy Delasin Quail Lodge & GC
1995 Leigh Casey Quail Lodge & GC
1994 Andrea Gaston Quail Lodge & GC
1993 Andrea Gaston Quail Lodge & GC
1992 Wendy Kaupp Quail Lodge & GC
1991 Amy Fruwirth Quail Lodge & GC
1990 Claudine Rubin Quail Lodge & GC
1989 Terri Melanson Quail Lodge & GC
1988 Emilee Klein Quail Lodge & GC
1987 Caroline Keggi Quail Lodge & GC
1986 Cindy Scholefield Pebble Beach GL
1985 Anne Quast Sander Pebble Beach GL
1984 Susan Tonkin Pebble Beach GL
1983 Patricia Cornett Pebble Beach GL
1982 Debbie Weldon Pebble Beach GL
1981 Juli Inkster Pebble Beach GL
1980 Mary Enright Pebble Beach GL
1979 Sally Voss Krueger Pebble Beach GL
1978 Patty Sheehan Pebble Beach GL
1977 Patty Sheehan Pebble Beach GL
1976 Marianne Bretton Pebble Beach GL
1975 Pat Cornett Pebble Beach GL
1974 Mary Elizabeth Shea Pebble Beach GL
1973 Amy Alcott Pebble Beach GL
1972 Barbara Handley Pebble Beach GL
1971 Barbara Handley Pebble Beach GL
1970 Shelley Hamlin Pebble Beach GL
1969 Shelley Hamlin Pebble Beach GL
1968 Shelley Hamlin Pebble Beach GL
1967 Shelley Hamlin Pebble Beach GL

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