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Women's Southern Golf Association event returns to Oklahoma

Based on a qualifying round on Monday, the lowest 32 scores from a field of 80 entries will be bracketed. Match play begins on Tuesday, continuing through a 36-hole championship match Friday on the 6,063-yard, par-72 layout.
by Michael Baldwin Published: May 31, 2014
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The top amateur women’s golfers in an 11-state region will compete for the 99th annual Women’s Southern Golf Association title this week at Gaillardia Country Club.

It’s the first time in 78 years the WSGA is being held in Oklahoma.

Based on a qualifying round on Monday, the lowest 32 scores from a field of 80 entries will be bracketed. Match play begins on Tuesday, continuing through a 36-hole championship match Friday on the 6,063-yard, par-72 layout.

This will be one of the strongest fields in WSGA history. The top 32 players have handicaps 1.1 or better. More than half the field has handicaps under 3.

The WSGA is an 11-state region that stretches to North Carolina and Florida with entries from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia.

“We’re thrilled to host such a great event,” said Peter Vitali, Gaillardia vice president of business development. “The WSGA Board of Directors was looking for a course strong enough to intrigue and attract players from all parts of the South. Gaillardia offers world-class play and some of the most beautiful fairways in the region.”

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by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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