Columbia Women's & Junior Girl's City Golf Championship

Columbia Women's City Golf Championship

Sponsored by SONIC "America's Drive-In"

2021 Tournament Committee
Name
 Position
 Club
Lynn Holmes
Committee Chair
 Mid Carolina Club
Barbara Irons
 Sponsor
 The Members Club
Leigh Coulter
 Secretary
 Fort Jackson Club
Natalie Huff
 Treasurer
 Woodlands
Susan Shealy
 Registration Chair
 Columbia Country Club
Jenny Shealy
 Committee Member
 Forest Lake
Danielle Martin
 Marketing & Communications
 Mid Carolina Club
 Nancy McWilliams
 Committee Member
 County Club of Lexington

Women's Columbia City Champions

 Year
 Champion
 Member Of
 Winner At
  1962
  Mary Lou Crowder
   Columbia C.C.
  Columbia C.C.
  1963
  Mary Lou Crowder
   Columbia C.C. 
  Fort Jackson G.C.
  1964
  Kat Salley
  Forest Lake/Spring Valley
  Columbia G.C.
  1985
  Suzi Ellison
  Columbia C.C. 
  Columbia C.C.
  1986
  Suzi Ellison
  Columbia C.C.
  Columbia C.C.
  1987
  Suzi Ellison
  Columbia C.C.
  Wildewood C.C.
  1988
  Shirley Deasy
  Fort Jackson G.C.
  Coldstream C.C.
  1989
  Suzi Ellison
  Columbia C.C.
  Fort Jackson G.C.
  1990
 Barbara Koosa
  Timberlake C.C.
  Timberlake C.C.
  1991
 Jan Flynn
 Lexington C.C.
 Lexington C.C.
  1992
 Jan Flynn
 Lexington C.C.
 Windermere C.C.
  1993
 Lynn McCain
 Coldstream C.C.
 Forest Lake C.C.
 1994
 Mary Coleman Horsby
 Crickentree C.C.
 Crickentree C.C.
 1995
 Cecilia Barksdale
 Forest Lake C.C.
 Woodlands C.C.
 1996
 Karin Wolfe
 Pondersoa C.C.
 Oak Hills G.C.
 1997
 Lindsey Smith
 Furman University
 Spring Valley C.C.
 1998
 Lindsey Smith
 Furman University
 Wildewood C.C.
 1999
 Cecilia Barksdale
 Forest Lake C.C.
 Woodlands C.C.
 2000
 Cecilia Barksdale
 Forest Lake C.C.
Windermere C.C. 
 2001
  Kory Thompson
 Coldstream C.C.
  Fort Jackson G.C.
 2002
  Marci Robinson
 Spring Valley C.C.
  University Club
2003
 Kim Abbott
 
  Woodcreek C.C.
 2004
 Erica Battle
 University Club
 Forest Lake C.C.
 2005
 Karin Wolfe
 Pondersosa
 Lexington C.C.
 2006
 Cecilia Barksdale
 Forest Lake
 Columbia C.C.
 2007
 Dinah Pyler
 Greater Cola G.C.
 Windermere C.C.
 2008
 Maureen Dunnagan
 Lexington C.C.
 Spring Valley C.C.
 2009
 Lynn Humphrey
 EWGA
 Woodlands C.C.
 2010
 Kelli Murphy
 Wildewood/Woodcreek
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 2011
 Kelli Murphy
 The Members Club
 The Members Club -Woodcreek
 2012
 Kelli Murphy
 The Members Club
 Forest Lake
 2013
 Katherine Miranda
 Rawls Creek
 Columbia C.C.
 2014
 Kelli Murphy
 The Members Club
 Forest Lake
 2015
 Sydney Legacy
 Par Tee
 Woodlands C.C.
 2016
 Jacqueline Twitty
 Mid Carolina Club
 The Members Club -Woodcreek
 2017
 Parker Stalvey
 Columbia C.C.
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 2018
  Charlotte Twitty
  Mid Carolina Club
 Mid Carolina Club
  2019
  Madison Branum
 
  Woodlands

City Division Winners

Year
 Winner
 Member Of
 Winner At
2008
Alex Valeechi
  Spring Valley C.C.
  Spring Valley C.C.
 2009
 Linda Dasher-Earhardt
 Mid Carolina Club
 Woodlands
 2013
 Pat Rhodes
 Timberlake
 Columbia C.C.
 2014
 Pat Rhodes
 Timberlake
 Spring Valley C.C.
 2015
 Mandy Pierce
 Forest Lake C.C.
 Woodlands C.C.
 2016
 Pat Rhodes
 Timberlake
 The Members Club - Woodcreek
 2017
 Ada Simmons
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 2018
-
 
 Mid Carolina Club
 2019
 Patricia Rhodes
 Timberlake
 Woodlands

Senior Division Winners

Year
 Winner
 Member Of
 Winer At
1999
 Lois Robertson
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 Woodlands C.C.
 2000
 Martha Salter
 Spring Valley C.C.
 Windermere C.C.
 2001
 Jean Bunting
 Fairfield C.C.
 Fort Jackson C.C.
 2002
 Jean Bunting
 Fairfield C.C.
 University Club
 2003
 Ann Potts
 Woodlands C.C.
 Woodcreek C.C.
 2004
 Martha Salter
 University Club
 Forest Lake C.C.
 2005
 Mary Rotan
 Ponderosa
 Lexington C.C.
 2006
 Toni Buerkert
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 Columbia C.C.
 2007
 Carole Stone
 Columbia C.C.
 Windermere C.C.
 2008
 Carole Stone
 Columbia C.C.
 Spring Valley C.C.
 2009
 Mary Secoy
 Lexington C.C.
Woodlands C.C.
 2010
 Shirley Deasy
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 2011
 Shirley Deasy
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 The Members Club - Woodcreek
 2012
 Nancy Dodge
 Golden Hills
 Forest Lake C.C.
 2013
 Nancy Dodge
 Golden Hills
 Columbia C.C.
 2014
 Karin Wolfe
 Ponderosa
 Spring Valley C.C.
 2015
 Carole Stone
 Columbia C.C.
 Woodlands C.C.
 2016
 Nancy Dodge
 Golden Hills
 The Members Club - Woodcreek
 2017
 Nancy Dodge
 Mid Carolina Club
 Fort Jackson G.C.
 2018
 Nancy Dodge
 Mid Carolina Club
 Mid Carolina Club
 2019
 Nancy Dodge
 Mid Carolina Club
 Woodlands

Junior Division Winners (Began in 2018)

Year
 Winner
 Member Of
 Winner At
2018
  Jordan Guyton
-
 Mid Carolina Club
 2019
 Lizzie Madden
 
 Woodlands

Tournament HIstory

Originally written by Marge McKoy

     Prior to 1964, the Women's City Golf Championship tournament was comprised of competition between the ladies of Forest Lake Country Club, Fort Jackson Golf Club, Columbia Country Club, and Spring Valley Country Club, the four existing clubs at that time.  This tournament was started in 1962 as an "annual inter-club event" to determine the city champion.

     The first "inter-club" women's championship was a two-day event held in October, 1962, with the first day being played at Columbia Country Club and the second d ay at Fort Jackson Golf Club.  34 players competed and Mary Lou Crowder, a Columbia Country Club player and the tournament medalist, won with a score of 79 at Columbia Country Club and an 89 at Fort Jackson Golf Club.  The runner-up was Letha Wilson with an 88.

     This tournament was renamed Women's City Golf Championship when The State-Record Company became the sponsor in 1963.  The format was changed to a three-day event played at Forest Lake Country Club.  100 players competed and again Mary Lou Crowder was the medalist and went on to win the championship title with a 78, 79, 79 (236) over Forest Lake's Mildred Linton by 5 strokes (241).

     The State-Record Company provided a beautiful silver bowl as a traveling trophy which was presented to the champion by Charles Wickenburg, the Associate Editor at that time.  Mary Lou Crowder had the distinguished honor of being first to have her name neatly engraved twice - 1962 and 1963.

     Then, what was destined to be the last Women's City Golf Championship for many years was played at Columbia Country Club in November, 1964, where the title was taken by Kathryn "Kat" Salley of Forest Lake Country Club and Spring Valley Country Club.  "Kat" won over Mary Lou Crowder by 1 stroke (240 - 241) and only 47 players participated that year.  Medalist honors went to Mary Lou Crowder after winning a play-off with Rose Berry of Columbia Country Club to break the qualifying scores tied at 78.

      "Kat" had possession of the Women's City Golf Championship title and the sterling silver bowl for twenty-one years until both were once again "put up for grabs" at Columbia Country Club in November, 1985, when, largely due to the enthusiasm and efforts of Ann Potts and Daisy Trobaugh, both of Columbia Country Club, and a small group of dedicated workers, this championship was reorganized and revitalized.

      The State-Record Company again agreed to sponsor this championship and the name was then changed to The Women's City Golf Championship of the Greater Columbia Area.  The first revival of the championship tournament attracted only 31 players and was won by Suzy Ellison of Columbia Country Club.  Charles Wickenburg presented the champion's bowl in 1985 and 1986.

     The 1985 original Women's City Golf Championship reorganization committee members were: Ann Potts, Daisy Trobaugh, Leila Mote, and Mary Lou Crowder of Columbia Country Club, Marge McKoy of Spring Valley Country Club, Kathryn "Kat" Salley and Kathryn Hemphill of Forest Lake Country Club, Ethel McGowan of Fort Jackson Golf Club, and Inez Long an LPGA member.

(Contributing to this history were "Kat" Salley, who searched her memory and reminisced, Mary Lou Crowder, who researched information from newspaper clippings in her possession, Ann Potts who helped with information relative to the resurgence of this event, and The State-Record Company.  To all of you, "I thank you very much and hope this bit of history will be interesting to posterity.")