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Past RDGA Women's Champions

Jenna Hoecker, second from right, receives the Danielle E. Downey Memorial trophy after winning the 2016 RDGA Women's District Championship at Ridgemont Country Club. Presenting the trophy to Hoecker are (left to right), RDGA Women's Committee member Sharon White, RDGA President Dan Overbeck and RDGA Vice President Mark Battle.

The RDGA Women's Championship - Danielle E. Downey Memorial

The Rochester District Golf Association's Women's Championship began in 2010 as an extension of the Distict's Women's Golf Initiative - becoming an integral part of the RDGA's efforts to provide the area's best women golfers an opportunity to compete against other top players on some of the most storied venues in the Rochester area.

Played as a two-day, 36-hole, stroke play competition, the RDGA Women's Championship is held each year concurrently with the RDGA Men's District Championship, with competitors teeing off in separate flights during the final two rounds of the Men's District Championship. The field is open to any women RDGA members with a USGA handicap index of 15.0 and under - along with those exempt from qualifying, which include past champions and/or the top-20 finishers from the the previous year's championship.

In 2014, the RDGA Women's Championship took on a new title, when in January of that year, 33-year-old Spencerport native Danielle Downey was killed in an auto accident near her alma mater at Auburn University in Alabama, where she was Director of Golf and coach for the women's golf team.

Having attained her dream of playing at the highest levels of women's golf - as an amateur, Division I collegiate player and a member of the LPGA Tour - one of Downey's life missions had been to support those young women who shared that dream of making golf their career. Recognizing those goals and other accomplishments - in life and in golf - the RDGA announced later that year that it was re-naming the annual Women's District Championship in her honor as the RDGA Women's Championship Danielle E. Downey Memorial.

In 2016, Jenna Hoecker of Brook-Lea Country Club became the second two-time winner of the Danielle E. Downey Memorial, winning the RDGA Women's Championship by 10 shots over past champion Kristin Powers at Ridgemont Country Club. Hoecker posted the low score of the 36-hole Championship - a 76 - in the final round to win the title with a 9-over-par 153 total. (CLICK HERE to view the final results from the 2016 RDGA Women's Championship.)

This year, the 2017 RDGA Women's Championship will be hosted on July 14 and 15 by famed Locust Hill Country Club - host of the LPGA in Rochester for 38 years.

For more information about the 2017 RDGA Women's Championship Danielle E. Downey Memorial at Locust Hill Country Club - and to register - visit our tournament information page HERE.

Year Champion Tournament Site
2016 Jenna Hoecker Ridgemont Country Club
2015 Sara Eichelberger Midvale Country Club
2014 Jenna Hoecker Stafford Country Club
2013 Kristin Powers Irondequoit Country Club
2012 Sara Eichelberger Cobblestone Creek Country Club
2011 Danielle Fuss Country Club of Rochester
2010 Stacey Lautenslager Oak Hill Country Club (West)

 

 

  Maggie Kril receives the RDGA Women's Senior Championship trophy following the inaugural RDGA Women's Senior Championship at Ridgemont Country Club in 2016. Presenting Kril with the trophy are RDGA President Dan Overbeck, left and RDGA Vice President Mark Battle, right.

The RDGA Senior Women's Championship

The Rochester District Golf Association's Senior Women's Championship began in 2016 as an extension of the RDGA Women's Championship, as well as another opportunity to offer some of the area's best women golfers a chance to compete against other top players in the Rochester area.

Held concurrently with the RDGA Women's Championship, the RDGA Senior Women's Championship is also conducted as a two-day, 36-hole, stroke play competition, hosted by the same venue as the RDGA Men's District Championship. The field is open to any women RDGA members, age 50 and above, with a USGA handicap index of 15.0 and under.

In 2016, Ridgemont Country Club hosted the inaugural RDGA Senior Women's Championship, with Maggie Kril of Braemar Country Club posting a second-round score of 82 for a 36-hole total of 172 to claim victory. Joy Florczak finished second after posting a second round 86 for a 175 total. (CLICK HERE to view the final results from the 2016 RDGA Senior Women's Championship.)

This year, the 2017 RDGA Senior Women's Championship will be hosted on July 14 and 15 by famed Locust Hill Country Club - host of the LPGA in Rochester for 38 years.

For more information about the 2017 RDGA Senior Women's Championship at Locust Hill Country Club - and to register - visit our tournament information page HERE.

Year Champion  Tournament Site 
2016 Maggie Kril Ridgemont Country Club

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