Women's Match Play Championship
August 3-5, 2020, El Niguel CC
The SCGA Women's Match Play Championship brings incentive to the SCGA Women’s points program. The SCGA Women’s points program awards points to golfers who give strong performances in SCGA, USGA and other selected outside tournaments. The Championship field consists of 16 players in single elimination match play. Players are invited based on an exemption criteria and must be current members of the SCGA at the time of registration.
Caroline Cantlay Takes Home Women's Match Play Title
After 15 total matches and three days of heated head-to-head battle, the second annual SCGA Women’s Match Play Championship needed a 19th hole to determine the final champion.
Caroline Cantlay found herself 3 down at the turn against the Amari Avery, the reigning California Women’s Amateur Champion, but found a way to claw herself back and force a playoff. On the first playoff hole, Cantlay stuffed her approach to 15 feet, before 15-year-old Avery fired a laser to about five feet for a birdie look of her own. Playing first, Caroline, the Cal Poly junior, poured in a no-doubter birdie to put the pressure on Avery. The 15-year-old Avery was unable to respond, lipping out her attempt.