|Lady Golfers Play 'Pick Nine'|
Published: Friday, 24 February 2012 01:19
Thursday, Feb. 16, was a perfect day for golf, and 36 ladies turned out on the Jack Clark Course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex to play "Pick Nine." Everyone plays the usual 18 holes and when all the scores are in, the club captain flips a coin to decide if it is the front -nine or the back nine holes that will count for the day.
The coin toss determined that the back nine would be used to determine the scores for the day. Thus, your score for the back nine less half your handicap determined your tournament net score for the day.
"Too bad if you scored well on the front nine and did poorly on the back — only the back nine counted," said Bobbie Hoepner. "It was a fun day."
Bev Blatt shot a 66 to log low gross for the day. Jenny Bae's 82 gave her low gross.
Bae logged a net 33 on the back nine, enough to get her first place among the first-flight golfers with half handicap scores between five and 10. Maggie Clendenin was one stroke back with a net 34. Cheryl Saxton's net 35.5 earned third place.
Linda Ferrill and Louise Eilhardt each shot a net 35 to tie for first place among the second-flighters — golfers with half handicaps between 11 and 13. Madeline Sally's net 36 took the second spot, just one-half stroke ahead of third-place winner Jenny Hong's 36.5.
Susan Yoon came in first among the third-flighters — those with half handicaps between 13 and 15. Yoon's 31.5 was three strokes better than second-place finisher Jean Cho's 34.5. Dee Dee Appleton took the third spot with a net 35.5.
Denise Lynch won first place among the fourth-flight golfers with half handicaps between 15.5 and 20. Lynch's net 33 was just one-half stroke ahead of secondplace finisher Blatt's 33.5. Angie Vaccarezza's shot a net 34.5 to take third place.
Yvonne Lee took closest-to-thehole honors on the front nine with her ball coming to rest just 10'4" from the pin. Lynch took the backnine with her ball stopping just 9'1" from the hole.
Appleton started the day off right with a chip-in on the first hole. Lynch repeated the feat on the third hole. Bea and Susan Logan both had chip-ins on the fourth hole. Four golfers recorded chipins on the back nine. Clendenin had one on the 10th hole. Bernice Herzberg logged one on the 13th. Fran Mori and Yoon ended the day with chip-ins. Mori recorded hers on the 17th hole, Yoon on the 18th.