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9th Women’s Stroke Play Championship Set for June 23-25

Harbor Lakes Golf Club in Granbury will be the host site for the 9th Women’s Stroke Play. Conducted by the Texas Golf Association, the championship is scheduled for June 23-25.

This will be the fourth TGA championship to be held at Harbor Lakes. The club previously hosted the 2006 and 2012 Women’s Senior Stroke Play and the 2022 North Texas Regional Amateur.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to return this year to Harbor Lakes Golf Club for one of our premier championships,” said Amy Worthington, TGA Director of Women’s Operations. “We know the club and its membership, which have long been passionate supporters of amateur golf, will provide an exceptional experience for the players.”

Located approximately 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Harbor Lakes Golf Club opened in 2003 and was designed by Dick Phelps. The par-72 layout, which will play approximately 6,300 yards during the championship, is routed through a varied landscape of rolling hills, hardwood trees, and open meadows. With many fairways and greens guarded by water hazards, bunkers, and run-off areas, the course presents an exacting challenge to even the most accomplished players.

“Harbor Lakes requires a combination of strength, precision, and sound course management to score well,” Worthington said. “It’s a fantastic course with lots of character and nuance and will be a great test for the state’s best female amateur golfers.”

The 9th Women’s Stroke Play will be contested over 54 holes of individual stroke play. The top 30 players with the lowest World Handicap System Indexes® will compete in the Championship Flight, plus those players who opted into the Championship Flight at the time entries were submitted. The remaining players will compete in one of two additional flights.

Defending champion Camryn Carreon of San Antonio will head the 84-player starting field at Harbor Lakes. Carreon, a then-senior at UT San Antonio, carded rounds of 74-71-68 to win the 8th Women’s Stroke Play last year at Traditions Club at Texas A&M in Bryan. Her 3-under 213 total was good for a three-stroke victory over runner-up Ellie Szeryk of Allen. Carreon will look to become the first player in the championship’s 9-year history to capture back-to-back titles.

Joining Carreon are several other top finishers from the 2022 championship, including Elina Sinz of Katy (who finished 4th), Delaney Martin of Boerne (8th), Alise Knudson of Dallas (T9), Megan Tan of Fort Worth (11th), and Mason Lewis of Granbury (T12).

Starting times and pairings for the first and second rounds will be posted on the TGA website no later than June 21. Live scoring updates and daily recaps will also be available online once the action gets underway from Harbor Lakes Golf Club.

First held in 2015, the Women’s Stroke Play is one of the two women’s majors on the TGA’s annual schedule along with the Women’s Texas Amateur. Thus far, three players have won both the Women’s Stroke Play and Women’s Texas Amateur. They are Hanna Alberto, Annika Clark, and Emma McMyler. Only McMyler has captured both major titles in the same year.