Claire Loud and Sarah Valentine won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club Partnership Eclectic Tournament last Thursday, Oct. 17, on the Jack Clark Course.
The tournament is played under unique rules. Golfers compete in pairs. Each member of the pair play all 18 holes. Only the best score is counted with the other three scores discarded.
Loud and Valentine won the overall tournament with a net 54. They had a net 24 on the front nine and a net 30 on the back nine. They finished round one in a three-way tie for second place with a net 64.
Valentine and Loud played in the first flight. Three teams tied for second place. The teams of Maggie Lindquist and Tracey Perkins; Cindy Withrow and Madeline Sally; and Tai Chewpanich and Phoebe Yu all shot net 60s. Lindquist and Perkins won the tiebreaker because they shot the best back-nine score (net 29). Judy Eng and Kathy Nagakura rounded out the top five in the flight with a net 64.
There was a four-way tie for the top spot in the second flight. The teams of Vivian Kang and Sonia Kwak, Jan Peyrot and Beatrice LeBrec, Jane Sullwold and Jeanne Yip, and Claudia Leed and Barbara Mehan each shot net 57s. Kang and Kwak won the tiebreaker because they bested the other teams on the back nine with a net 29.
Elisabeth Fredricsson and Siv Richards teamed up to finish fifth in the flight with a net 63. Barbara Mickle and Pat O’Hara finished a stroke behind them at net 64 for sixth place.
Jean Cho and Kay Park paired up to finish second in the overall tournament with a net 59.
However, their score gave them the top spot in the third flight. Diane Hughes and Pam Curtis tied with Ann Ching and Mary Gong for second place in the flight with net 60s. Hughes and Curtis won the tiebreaker by shooting a net 30 on the back nine. Ching and Gong shot a net 34 on the back nine.
Louise Eilhardt and Lynette Mladinich finished fourth with a net 61. Ruby Soo and Alice Wong rounded out the top five with a net 63.