Golf Club to Name Champ

Golf Club to Name Champ


Tai Chewpanich took the early lead in the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s 85th annual Club Championship last Thursday, Sept. 15. 

The three-day tournament — one round of golf is played each day — is decided by gross scores instead of net scores. Chewpanich posted an overall 80 gross score to take the lead after round one. Stephanie Bellato shot an overall 85 for second place, while Jenny Bae posted an 86 for third place.

Judy Eng and Barbara Mickle tied for fourth place after shooting overall 97s. Sherry Westernoff posted an overall 100. Diane Hughes, Bonnie Kim and Pat O’Hara tied for seventh place with an overall 101. 

After the first day of play, three former club champions in the top 10 low gross scores: Stephanie Bellato (2015, 2013, 2009), Jenny Bae (2014, 2012), and Dot Moody (2008, 2004). Moody is in 10th place with an overall 103.

There was still flight-style competition at the tournament. Chewpanich won the first-flight — handicap of 11 to 21 — with a net 69. Bay and Bellato tied for second in the flight with a net 74. Eng posted a net 76 for fourth in the flight, while Westernoff’s net 79 was good enough for fifth in the flight.

Mickle won the second flight — handicap of 22 to 28 — with a net 73. Pat O’ Hara posted a net 77. Linda Ferill shot a net 78 for third place in the flight. Sarah Valentine shot a net 80, while Debbie Adams rounded out the top five with a net 81.

Hughes won the third and last flight — handicap of 30 to 40 — with a net 70. Bonnie Kim posted a net 71 for second place. Vivian Kang shot a net 78 for third place, whicle Bobbie Hoepner shot a net 80 for fourth place. Bev Blatt shot a net 82 to round out the top five in the flight.

Nineteen golfers participated in the event. Day two of the tournament begins today, Thursday, Sept. 22.